Thursday, November 18, 2004

I like you as a freak show...

What does it really mean when people say, "I like ________ as a person" ??? I have always been troubled by this. Are we not all people? I'm confused.
I like so and so as a citizen? A freak show? A ballet dancer? I think it's a cop out.

4 comments:

Dex said...

I'll offer a couple interpretations: One, it means that, despite the lack of sexual attractiveness, they're great folks, fun to be with, etc. It means I like them, but I don't want intimate relations. And two, it means that you'd never want to be friends, whether there were problems or strong political disagreements, or you really despise the person, but still have some respect for them.

Basically, it's saying that they respect the person, but don't want to be friends, and won't disrespect you if you decide to be. Er something.

Anonymous said...

"However were he/she not a person, but rather something I could ship third class parcel post, I'd be buying stamps right now."

Craig

Pigs said...

So, Scott, do you like me as a person? ;o)

wanda said...

I think you like __________ as a person means the only thing you have in common is you are both people. You disagree with everything they do, say, wear, believe, etc. It is just a nice way of saying you really don't like the person. Or, you could say (as we do in the south) "bless his/her heart".