11 Things That Happen When You Have A Highly-Refined BS Meter
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11 Things That Happen When You Have A Highly-Refined BS Meter

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11 Things That Happen When You Have A Highly-Refined BS Meter
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Let's face it: everyday, you put up with at least someone's bullshit. It could be a professor or boss who is being hypocritical, backlash from your family members or a friend who is just being a little extra that day. These situations divide the human race into two different kinds of people: those who sit there and pretend to ignore what the idiot is saying/agree with them just to keep up appearances, and those who can't help but roll their eyes, clear their throat and tell the idiot about how much of an idiot they're being. If you identify with the latter, then congratulations! You have a highly refined BS meter. And if you have a highly refined BS meter, you can relate to most of the items on this list.

1. You're not afraid to call someone out for their bullshit.

In fact, you quite enjoy it. Here's this person blabbering on about how no one is working hard enough, or saying some completely hypocritical or contradictory statement, and the idea just pops into your head. You wait for a pause in their stupid speech, eagerly waiting for the opportune moment to politely raise your hand and rebut, "But sir," and flat-out tell them how wrong they bring in that moment. Then you soak up the silence and the shocked look on their face as your colleagues around you laugh and gasp. There's not quite another feeling like it.

2. It's your identifier.

Last semester, my senior dance major class decided to do senior superlatives for each other. While most of my classmates were assigned something related to dance, I was the only one where nothing about dance was mentioned, but, instead, I was called the "sassiest bitch" or the "not afraid to yell at a professor" person. I'm not sure if I should be happy about that or not.

3. You burn a lot of bridges.

Believe it or not, people don't really like being called out for their bullshit. So, a majority of the time, these people won't speak to ever again after you oh-so-kindly point out their bullshit. Sometimes, these people are important. Oh, well!

4. There are definitely people of authority who dislike you.

Whether it be your eighth-grade history teacher, your supervisor from your summer internship or a professor from college, there's someone that you called out that you shouldn't have. Maybe you didn't get a great grade or promotion because of it, but you know it wasn't because of your talent or abilities. It was because that person hates you for pointing out all of their bullshit.

5. You hate people who "play the game."

You can't stand those people around you who pretend to believe the bullshit. How can they possibly put on that stupid idiotic face of approve, nod along and pretend like everything is fine? And then later, when you talk about the instance, they completely agree with you about how bullshit was being spewed across the walls. Cowards! Fakes! Have some backbone and speak up when you're being wronged!

6. It doesn't scare you to speak up.

While most would be frightened to embarrass someone when they're wrong or even frightened of the repercussions, you actually get a little bit of a high from it. Fear is the last emotion you're feeling when you're about to tell someone off.

7. You're the one the group makes do all the talking.

When the waiter accidentally adds extra food onto your bill, or the professor made a rude comment to your friend, they all know who to call. They know you're not afraid to speak up about the bullshit; therefore, you're the one who is the voice of the group.

8. On the other side, you know your friends are all a little afraid of you...

Because they have experienced it themselves. You've either said a rude, unnecessary comment because someone didn't do their dishes for a few days or touched something that belonged to you and didn't ask. They all have been called out for their bullshit at least once during your friendship. As much as they love you, they also fear you will lash out and they secretly do things around the house solely because they know you'll say something if they don't. True friendship.

9. Working in customer service is reeeeeaaaaally difficult.

Is it just me, or do people become brain-dead zombies the second they are consumers?! It takes so much of my strength to put on a fake smile, laugh at their inappropriate comments and answer their idiotic questions without asking them to use their brains.

10. Friends and family have to tell you to "dial it down" in front of certain people.

When meeting new significant others, employers or someone who is specifically shitty, your loved ones just want you to smile and nod about their idiotic stories and comments. And, because you love them too, you do it, but it just about kills you.

11. You wouldn't have it any other way.

Some might say you're rude, obnoxious or bitchy. I say, concerned, outspoken.....and probably still bitchy, but I wouldn't change this about myself for anything. Look out world -- here comes a piece of work you do not want to piss off.

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