Mood: A little bit flabbergasted

I’m not exactly sure what to call these people. They act much like idiots but I wonder if there is a proper term for them.

You see, they behave like this:

For example your friend has a problem — let’s just say she doesn’t know how to assemble a shelf and asks for your help.

So you study the instruction manual and she watches you inspect the tools and all. Bit-by-bit you try to make sense of the instructions and you test to see if you should put the wood vertically or horizontally.

As you try to assemble, your friend points out and tells you that you are doing it wrongly and it should be done like that and so on — Acting like a smart alec, dictating over your shoulder and instructing you what should be done and occasionally try to take over when you’re in the midst of solving the matter. In addition when you try to reason with her, she argues even more!

If she knows how to solve the problem, why asked you for help in the first place, correct?

It’s not like you belittled her in some way just because she couldn’t figure it out.

Anyway, so you figured the whole matter out (no credits to her nonconstructive and noisy sound effects) and you go, “There! It’s done.”

Instead of thanking you (maybe she did but followed with a spiteful “—but”), she goes on to say, “Oh, I actually knew that the wood is supposed to be like this —–” or Oh, it’s so easy I actually knew how to fix it but I just asked you in case.”

Personally when I’m dealing with this type of people, I don’t expect praises like “You’re a genius” or a sincere thanks. A “Yay! It’s fixed!” makes my day however, I really can’t stand doing favors for such people.

It’s not so much about the gratitude; it’s how annoying they behave while you are helping them. 

Sometimes I just flip and tell off, “Alright, so you know how to do it. Then go on, fix it!” 

Flabbergasting indeed. <=__=>

Have you ever crossed path with people like this who asked for help at the same time, they want to make you feel less of a help?

What are they called — besides idiots… and jerks? <-__->

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4 comments so far

1.  bubuchacha
May 6th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I guess theyre DOUCHEBAGS

-An individual who has an over-inflated sense of self worth, compounded by a low level of intelligence, behaving ridiculously in front of colleagues with no sense of how moronic he appears. -http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=douchebag

The way I see it, she really doesnt have an idea on how to do it. And she cant accept the fact that YOU are more capable than she is, thus resulting her to act in a pretentious, know it all manner.

I have a classmate who is some kind of like this though. First, she would ask something, and on the other hand, me, believing that she doesnt really know and badly needs help, would eagerly explain it to her. Last part, she wont believe anything that I’ve just said, and deliberately state what she has in mind.

Whenever that happens, I feel belittled. And since I already knew that she’s like that, I dont entertain her questions anymore, and appear as if I dont know a thing whenever were on a conversation.

2.  Dino-chan
May 6th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

urrrrr Lazy? Since those ppl know how to do it, why asked you? =____=

Come to think of it, maybe they were lack of confidence so they asked you to do it. When is done, they will just said like what you stated above. Telling ownself that “Ceh, I know how to do it also…shouldn’t asked for your help”

Maaa…if me I will directly answer ” Okay, can you re-assemble it yourself without my help this time?” :P

or

“Then, what am I here for?, doing a demo?”

Sickening desune…these ppl
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At the moment, I can’t think of who did this to me before, but I know I encountered it heheee

3.  Ms Aya
May 13th, 2011 at 9:08 am

You are both right.

I guess she is spiteful and can’t bear to feel ‘defeated’ in a way?

Dear BubuChacha

Last part, she wont believe anything that I’ve just said, and deliberately state what she has in mind.

There are these people too!

They should just skip the unintended politeness and fire away what they have to say!

It’s like they ask how are you but they actually don’t care and just eager to tell you about their day! A false start to a conversation. (-__-)

Douchebags — they so are!

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Dear Dino-chan

Tabun sou omou desu ne? Jishin ga imasen. At the same time, they don’t want people to think lowly of them.

But they are being rude and ungrateful to people who bother to take some time out and help them in their problems. In return, these ungrateful and spiteful people bite their friends in the ass.

Mattaku desu ne?

4.  Circle
June 20th, 2011 at 12:57 am

I’ll call these people commentators, or spectators. These peoples watching matches on tv (or in a stadium) and shouting on the player like “WHY DID’TN YO U SHOOTTHE BALL?!:? HTERE WAS A HIGE HOLE IN THER DEFNSE !!!111!&!1!&§!”. That’s why I hate popular sports.

Owwwww~Damit I can’t stop reading and answering. >.< You got me. D:

 

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