Bite Your Lip, God Damnit (or don’t)!

Now I think it’s common knowledge that a grappler’s worst enemy, is a non-grappler. I mean, how could anyone be so ignorant as not to have Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, or even Submission wrestling in their life? What are they? Some kind of fucking arsehole or something?

No wait, that’s not true at all. There are people out there, that aren’t into this nonsense that we ‘The Grapplers’ love. People that are quite happy to ignorantly either discredit your art before having tried it, or indeed just getting things plain wrong whilst in general conversation.

Now it’s not difficult to wind me up, I’ll admit that (in certain cases of course). For instance if you’re having a conversation with me about a particular subject I happen to indulge in, it’s in your best interests to get your facts together before starting that conversation. I understand that not everyone is going to have the same knowledge base, but if you have no interest or desire in taking up these sports, watching them or following the characters that surround them, then please don’t try to fucking talk to me about it. I don’t go out of my way to speak to cricket fans about cricket, because I haven’t a fucking clue what goes on in cricket. It bores me, and the same can be said for others of my gentle art. Call it gay, call it whatever, but if you’re going to sit there and pretend you’re interested in this conversation when you’re actually not, I may as well single leg you onto the fucking concrete, and then choke you until the Paramedics come rattling along the road screaming NEE-NAW.

Woah, I don’t know what came over me there… I was meant to be staying calm, biting my lip so to speak. What I’m getting at is, I need to develop some sort of bastard filter. A way of switching off when these people approach me, whilst still appearing engaged in the conversation. Is that at all possible? I’m sure this is more of a reflection on how much of an arsehole I am, than other people but let’s pretend that’s not the case. Because you love me, don’t you? Good. Please write your suggestions on a postcard, for how you deal with these cretins.

Also, I’m going to be branching out a bit. Speaking about a few other things on this blog, because I’ve realised that grappling is simply one side to my ever illustrious character. Expect chatter about over things that interest me, although maybe not as regularly as the grappling pish. Ya dig?

I’m done.

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2 responses to “Bite Your Lip, God Damnit (or don’t)!

  1. Hmmm I really disagree with the term “gay” used as a pejorative.
    That aside:
    I’m not totally sure what you’re saying. If I have you right: you’re annoyed when people a) are dismissive of jiu jitsu without knowing a thing about it b) make ignorant comments about jiu jitsu. (I assume something along the lines of “don’t kick me” or calling you a ninja).

    Perhaps Captain Awkward can help? http://captainawkward.com/2012/08/27/336-gracefully-exiting-from-conversations/

    • I don’t particularly agree with the term either. My writing was scatty there, I’m still finding my place here and emotions were running high whilst writing that ranty fuckwittery.

      My gripe is the fakery of those that pretend to be interested to the point of trying to hold a conversation, whilst singlehandedly dismissing your art. Asking questions that completely belittle what you do, and what you’re most passionate about. I wouldn’t treat them with the same lack of regard for their interests.

      I hope that’s clearer, also I shall check out Captain Awkward.

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