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#1
It's infuriating.

Cue storytime. Today is my grandparents' anniversary, so I and several family members came over to their house. During the scintillating conversation, my grandmother expressed how people who spent "excessive" amounts of money on clothing were bad people (at which point I reminded her she has at least two fur coats and plenty of expensive clothing and jewelry, as well as a summer home ).

So I tried teaching her and my grandfather about how people with different moral values aren't wrong for having different beliefs. Some people require nice clothing because of insecurity, others just need to look their best at all times, etc. A few hundred years ago, appearance was a measure of goodness.

And right after I finished my explanation, every time I started doing something, my grandfather made pointed remarks about how everything I was doing was wrong (obviously he missed the point) and finally said that he lives in the real world, where some things are just wrong.

Share your stories of frustration.

(and yes, this thread is partly for venting)
#4
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#5
Once, I made a thread about how my granddad didn't listen to me because he was ignorant, and the first poster made a stupid comment about how stupid the thread was.

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#6
It's more a thread about how sometimes people just don't get it, no matter how much you explain, but sure.
#7
You are aware it is incredibly hard to change the midsets of older people as they have lived their whole lives that way, don't be frustrated just accept/ignore it.
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#8
Tell him that the only reason he's alive is because of non-natural medicine so him being alive is wrong.
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#9
said that he lives in the real world

This is always a last ditch excuse for people who don't actually have a reason to validate their point.

The last quarter of someone's life is always a pretty difficult time to change their views on something, especially if it's a standpoint they've had for the entirety of their life.
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#11
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It's more a thread about how sometimes people just don't get it, no matter how much you explain, but sure.


some people are ignorant, some people are open to ideas

i generally share my ideas to people that are open to ideas

no problems
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some people are ignorant, some people are open to ideas

i generally share my ideas to people that are open to ideas

no problems



What if said person was ignorant to being open minded?

my mom believes that having an open mind is believing exactly what she believes, and if you attempt to tell her something other than what she believes you get " you're being closed minded, you gotta open you're mind to the possibilities like I have."
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#14
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some people are ignorant, some people are open to ideas

i generally share my ideas to people that are open to ideas

no problems


What an idiotic idea.

Anyway, I didn't really mean to discuss this story, I was kinda trying to get people to share their frustrating experiences. So I'll tell another story.

I was teaching my brother a few guitar chords. And for some reason, he just could not grasp the concept of the D chord. And by that I mean he couldn't figure out how to place his fingers and which strings to play. After repeated instruction I just yelled, "**** it," and walked out of the room.
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It's more a thread about how sometimes people just don't get it, no matter how much you explain, but sure.

no comprende
#17
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^ maybe you're just a shit teacher then


This, is more than likely the truth
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#18
I even used youtube videos. My brother has this loophole in his brain that prevents him from learning the D chord. That's the only possible explanation.
#19
I'm a teacher.
A really good teacher.
When my kids don't get the message I'm putting forward, I stop and rethink my approach.
I think in your case though, you're never going to win.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
No offence to your nan, I bet she's fit and not a dog at all though.
#20
Yes...

It's hard when I must help someone with maths when they can't absorb simple logic. I just had to instruct him to do "tricks" to solve the different maths problems. At least he can solve them now.
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I even used youtube videos. My brother has this loophole in his brain that prevents him from learning the D chord. That's the only possible explanation.

wut...that has nothing to do with your grandmother, I've made this small so if she logs on, she won't now that we're talking about her without her glasses. You're welcome!
#23
im in a similar situation, except my family is all about religion. Every time i go to a family reunion, a few family members try to recruit me to their church, saying im gonna burn in hell. More incredible is that every time i listen to my mp3 my family puts a bad face and my grandma says, "are you hearing that rock stuff? thats bad, that has a pact with the devil, no matter what they say, even if they say theyre christian, theyre satanic? youre going to hell if you dont fix yourself!" I try to tell them that people with different beliefs can be good people and really friendly, then arguments started and i just leave every time. It sucks.
#24
I teach swimming to kids. Half the time they just muck around underwater, making my job nigh impossible. You've either got to tire them out early or just sit back and let them get bored.
#25
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#26
Is that teaching, or just having a pointless argument with old people?
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#27
Yeah I've chosen a career in teaching stuff to teenagers who ignore me. There are tactics to get around it, but I guess you did just make this thread to vent.

My late grandpa was an extremely racist man. We drove through Southall once and he said it made him feel sick. I didn't sweat it because I knew he was very old and his views don't reflect the majority or anything. As long as they aren't harming anyone, let old people be set in their ways.
#28
old people these days!
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old people these days!



Yes. My mother and evolution (specifically whether or not dolphins were once land mammals).
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Yes. My mother and evolution (specifically whether or not dolphins were once land mammals).

Explain to her they have the genes to grow legs (they're deactivated) and their fins have an ulna, radius and humerus like all land mammals.

Also: Yes, all the time. No matter what i'm teaching. Everyone knows more than you.
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Explain to her they have the genes to grow legs (they're deactivated) and their fins have an ulna, radius and humerus like all land mammals.

Also: Yes, all the time. No matter what i'm teaching. Everyone knows more than you.

I showed her the fossil record and she said "It's only true if you believe in evolution".

So either she's ignorant and annoying or she's hitting way-out philosophical stuff that I don't wanna get int he way of.
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#32
I tried to explain why evolution was fact to one of my neighbors.
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#34
You'll be the same when you're their age.

And yes, it does **** me off. If i'm trying to explain something and i'm interrupted I just stop talking, no one listens, just wait for their turn to talk.
#35
Old people think differently than young people. Which is why I don't even attempt to argue with my grandparents. Just let em be, bitching about it just makes you look like an asshole. Let them look like the assholes.
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#36
It's infuriating.

Cue storytime. Today is my wife and my anniversary, so I had several family members over to my house. During the scintillating conversation, my wife expressed how people who spent "excessive" amounts of money on clothing were bad people (at which point my son-of-a-gun grandson reminded her that she has at least two fur coats and plenty of expensive clothing and jewelry, as well as a summer home. fuck yeah we do, we rich bitch! but thats not what she was talking about. ).

So my son-of-a-gun grandson went on about how people with different moral values aren't wrong for having different beliefs. He went on and on with all this hippy BS about how some people require nice clothing because of insecurity, others just need to look their best at all times, a few hundred years ago appearance was a measure of goodness. im pretty sure the little shit was stoned off his ass.

And right after my son-of-a-gun grandson finished his explanation, every time he started doing something, I made pointed remarks about how everything he was doing was wrong (obviously he couldnt see how hypocritical he was being to his previous hippy mumbo jumbo super-rant) and finally I just told him that I live in the real world, where some things are just wrong. I dont think he got it.

Then when all the shit-head family left I banged the shit out of my wife.

Share your stories of frustration.
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#37
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How the hell did I miss this?
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#38
My fucking drummer

I say, "Hey man, how about instead of just crashing the cymbals all over the place, try a fill or a roll, and then hit the foretom twice so me and the bassist will know when to come back in with the riff." *Tries it* "Alright cool, let's take it from the top"
*Does it like he did before* "Hey man, don't forget the changed part" "Oh, right" *Does it again without changed part* FFFUUUUU-
#39
Today I had to ref a hockey game during 2nd-grade PE and there was this kid who didn't know what side his team was on and he'd always run the wrong way. I spent half the class running behind him and steering him.

Also, I've been teaching my grandpa how to turn on a computer for the last 5 years I even made a step-by-step guide with pictures and everything.
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Today I had to ref a hockey game during 2nd-grade PE and there was this kid who didn't know what side his team was on and he'd always run the wrong way. I spent half the class running behind him and steering him.

Also, I've been teaching my grandpa how to turn on a computer for the last 5 years I even made a step-by-step guide with pictures and everything.




I had to teach my dad three times how to put music on his iPod. He still types in http://www. before the website, and he goes to "Application Name > save" instead of just hitting command-s like a normal person. I showed him how, and he says "No thanks, I don't use macros".
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