It’s not me, it’s you.

This is the last time I’m going to say this, it’s not me, it’s you. I’m just a bloke wearing a hoodie and anything you extrapolate from that is all on you. If you are offended by my hoodie, by my Air Force Ones, by my blinged out watch or by my shiny car then that’s all on you too. I’m not wearing a hoodie to make any sort of statement, I’m just a bloke wearing a hoodie and hey, if you’re the sort of person that likes to put people in boxes and my hoodie distances you from me, then as far as I’m concerned that’s just an added bonus. Don’t bother me with your opinions on what is important in life, or being young and naieve, I didn’t ask for them. Wearing a suit will not make me a better human being and it won’t make me better at my job and I would never wear a suit just to please people that think that the opposite is true. Life is too short to only eat vanilla, I refuse to abandon my hopes, opinions and ambitions and join you in your spectacular mediocrity, after all, a beaten path is for a beaten man. And if you’re not down with that, then I’ve got two words for ya…

MAN: My house is on fire.
FIREMAN: So it is. Do you like my tie?

3 thoughts on “It’s not me, it’s you.

  1. It’s all about perception and ratios, my friend. The vast majority of the world’s population would sooner trust someone in a suit and on the flip side will have a prejudice about the guy in the hoodie. That’s why conmen wear suits. If you’re willing to live with that stigma then that’s fine. But don’t complain that you’re being discriminated against. Don’t expect anything to change during your lifetime either. Me, I only wear suits when I go for interviews, but I don’t wear hoodies or track suits or any attire that I know elicits bad public perception. And it doesn’t stop at the general public. Think about the fuzz and who they would sooner stop for a ‘quick chinwag’.

  2. @Iwar: This post was born out of the frustration of having had to have the hoodie conversation again.

    MAN: Why do you wear hoodies?
    JO: Because I like them, they are comfortable.
    MAN: Aren’t you worried about what some people might think?
    JO: Not really. If people want to judge me by my hoodie then that’s their problem.
    MAN: But people might think you are a hoodlum.
    JO: If people want to judge me by my hoodie then that’s their problem.
    [MAN responds in disbelief with another question about hoodies, I respond with the same answer, lather, rinse, repeat].

    You don’t have to agree with my opinions, reasoning, or motives, but you should at least be able to accept them. Asking the same question over and over again like a child asking “Are we there yet?” is both pointless and annoying. And you’re damn skippy that I will *always* complain if I am being discriminated against (in this instance I wasn’t as I haven’t been, but I would if I was).

    P.S. Dude, I’m young, male and drive a nice car… the rozzas are going to pull me even if I dress head to toe in Armani. lol!

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