“You know those things could kill you!”
I am an occasional smoker of cigarettes. I am 35 years old and don’t need anyone’s advice on my life decisions at this point. It is always amusing to me when people take my young looks and assume I am a younger age. They then take that assumption and run with it, throwing unsolicited advice in my direction. A number of times someone has seen me smoking and has said “you know those things could kill you right?” Here is why I find this annoying.
Do I follow you around all day and let you know the things that might kill you?
Hey… you know texting and driving could kill you right?
Hey dude, did you know dating younger women can kill you?
You do realize all that fat you just ate is going to kill you right?
I can’t believe you eat food you can’t even pronounce. You know those things could kill you right?
Stop running every day. That shit can kill you.
See? I can play that game too. Just let me know when you want ME to follow YOU around all day and list the things that might kill you.
What? You like to play that game right? Don’t like it when people play it right back? Tough.