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I really do not mean Perry and Dr Doofenschmirtz, but also not a mortal enemy... 
23rd-Nov-2012 04:31 pm
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Does anyone have a person tangentially in their life who they really dislike, and even though most everything this person says frustrates them and makes them want to rant for hours, they find themselves seeking this person out? Like, you will actively orbit around this person and ask how they are from mutual acquaintances, choose to go out to dinner with friends if you know they'll be there, or read their twitter feed or facebook, despite the fact every time you will see or hear another reason to want to commit unspeakable insults.

And I don't mean in an adorable 'oh, actually we're going to get together, it's passion, not hatred' romantic movie way. I mean that you have someone whose various opinions always seem WRONG. Does anyone have a person like that? Or is it just me?
23rd-Nov-2012 07:00 am (UTC)
If I dislike someone IRL then I generally strive to stay away from them, both physically and virtually. But I've been known to be morbidly fascinated by bad behaviour when it's online, and to follow it in a self-hatey, slow-mo-car-crashy, why-am-I-even-reading-this kind of way. (Which may or may not be similar to what you're feeling, I dunno.)

So... I'll bite. What is it about this person that's got you both repelled and fascinated? Because it sounds kind of painful, to be honest.
23rd-Nov-2012 07:15 am (UTC)
See, I always thought I was that person too, but I can think of a few instances where my morbid fascination has led to me asking about someone.

I read a post from someone I've never got along with in which they made a couple of comments that just seemed so unnecessarily catty and closed-minded, and reminded myself of why I've never got along with them. And then I pointed out to myself that the only way I could have seen the post was to go looking for it.
24th-Nov-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think I've felt that way before, to an extent. I'll seek out comments by people I really don't like, even though it can get my dander up. I think it's fun on a certain level, especially if someone else brings them down.
2nd-Dec-2012 10:30 am (UTC)
Yes! It is the strangest of my self-destructive tendencies.
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