joreth: (polyamory)
I hereby disallow anyone to accuse me of strawman or hyperbole when I speak of Those Couples, the Percivalians, the Unicorn Hunters, for using phrases like "interviewing for the job position of Third".

I will not reveal any identifying or personal information, but I *did* receive several emails and participated in a forum where the phrase "interviewed for our household", in quotes, was used. Also used were phrases like "looking for someone seeking a position..." and "meets our criteria".

This is not a single instance. This is multiple communications, in black-and-white text, where their own words included "interview", "position", "criteria", and other job-like language, all within a week of each other.

I can't imagine why they are having such trouble finding partners!؟ What person wouldn't feel honored to have been selected out of the masses for having the appropriate skills necessary to perform the duties required of them؟

If you can't tell that was sarcasm, even without the percontation points, and you don't see how creepy and fucked up that is, then you're part of the problem and I lack the ability to sufficiently explain to people without empathy why empathy is important and why lack of empathy is problematic.

Date: 12/16/11 09:46 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] alexmc.livejournal.com
"I lack the ability to sufficiently explain to people without empathy why empathy is important and why lack of empathy is problematic."

I am *SO* stealing that.


Date: 12/16/11 11:42 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ximinez
ximinez: (Default)
Duties required: clean windows, wash dishes, fold and put away laundry, suck the chrome off a trailer hitch, change diapers.
</sarcasm>

Date: 12/16/11 11:49 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] geisha-kitten69.livejournal.com
Laundry lists of desired traits always bug the ever loving fuck out of me. I always sit on the part of myself that itches to say "What makes YOU such a catch?"

Date: 12/16/11 01:29 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] terriaminute.livejournal.com
AGREE TO INFINITY.

Humans are often ridiculous. As in, deserving of ridicule.

Sure you can have some idea of the sort of person you might like. But looking for a someone for emotional connection as if it were a job position is so over-the-top thoughtless that *I* certainly would avoid those people! Ew.

Date: 12/16/11 03:11 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] grail76.livejournal.com
It has all the charm of someone advertising for a partner -- with a job description and interview.

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