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Please Lord, save me from moronic southern women who feel put upon.

I just got read the riot act for being “rude” and “insulting” when I pointed out to a realtor that an official document she was asking me to sign was poorly written.

I couldn’t make her understand that there’s no insult inherent in the telling of self-evident truth. If something is poorly written and its a legal document that contains typos, spelling errors and paragraphs written so badly that they create a legal ambiguity at best and total confusion at worst — then the document is poorly written. No insult is necessarily intended nor is it rude to point out the deficiencies of something I’m being asked to put my name to.

Needless to say, I told her I’d fix the language for her myself since she was totally incapable of even understanding what I was talking about — let alone admit that she had produced a shoddily written document.

She kept saying — in that ANNOYING Kentucky accent — “Dearie, if you want someone to do something for you then you shouldn’t be rude to them.”

To which I finally responded: “Look, honey — the only fucking thing I wanted you to do for me was to provide me with a document that was written in an understandable enough manner for me to sign. You didn’t.”

OK, THAT was rude and insulting.


  1. Manny Says:


  2. 41PiperCub Says:

    I once had a job requiring me to proof an airline’s maintenance manuals – I feel your pain.

  3. Sean (The Jeep Guy) Says:

    Your last comment wasn’t an insult so much as it was responding in kind. What she should have said is thank you..

  4. I wont grow up Says:

    Few things infuriate me more than bad grammar and bad spelling, especially in an age where we have computers with grammar and spell check built in. There is NO excuse when it can lead to legal consequences. Of course a computer can’t teach you those things for that you need to read an occasional book. No wonder our kids can’t good jobs, when they can’t even speak properly.

  5. Unlikely Says:

    Happens here, all the time. I’m just resigned to being called Sheldon.

  6. Mark, née Fuzz Says:

    I never feel compelled to be anything but rude and insulting towards idiots. Intelligent people shouldn’t have to put up with that shit.

  7. Armand Says:

    IF more people would learn to be nice there would be less assholes like her.

  8. calcarl Says:

    Uh, no, if you do something because I’m polite it’s called a favor. If I PAY you to do something because you present yourself as a professional in the field, it’s called commerce. And if you present yourself as a professional in a field in which you aren’t competent, it’s fraud. Pretty sure rude, not polite, is the proper response to fraud. In fact, on the acceptable response matrix it’s about the least severe – right between eye-rolling and shade-throwing Yelp review.

  9. Marvin Says:

    Well I wonder if you did her tax return with misspellings and unreadable figures if she would be upset. Assume the document is for a house sale/purchase or POA. Nice work you were a gentleman and also standing your ground for good reason

  10. Mikey Says:

    Nice one Scott – I’m with you buddy :)

  11. Manny Says:

    Give me some Sweet Tea with Bourbon.

  12. Ryan Says:

    Scott, sometimes you just have to remember that you are smarter than most folks! She deserved it though, this had me rolling

  13. TJ Says:

    Been way too long since I posted. Couldn’t resist this one. It’s a legal document, sweetie. Do your due diligence.

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