Are Trinis Thin Skinned?
Do you find that Trinis are Thin Skinned? In other words they are quick to use the word "offended" or just because you show them a better way they take it as a personal attack? What are your feelings on the subject?
In my dealings with Trinidadians, I can say without a doubt in my mind that they are very thin-skinned. In the beginning I thought it was only "bad luck", you know...you meet a couple of people and you do not want to think lots of them are like that but gosh, they are quick to get offended for the most silliest of the reasons (one is just to accept counsel or suggestions, they are not good at that at all! Hmmm maybe an issue of pride?) I have experienced this 'I am offended" thing that I just cannot stand the word "offended" anymore. It truly makes me sick.
The interesting thing about it is that most people get offended to one point or another about something someone said but Trinis publicized it...meaning they actually say "I am offended" and everybody must be involved. Ridiculous.
Usually, when a person gets offended...they put faces or they get angry but Trinis say the actual words "I am offended". I have experienced this many times to the point that I get very frustrated when I hear someone saying they are "offended" when they are not even talking about them! Gee, talk about emotional immaturity.
If any of you have doubts on what I am saying, just check this Trini board and you will see what I am talking about. *laugh*
Now that you (Trini to the bone) are reading this, don't tell me that you got offended! or did you? rolleyes
Edited: LDS_forever on 14th Nov, 2006 - 1:29pm
|Now that you (Trini to the bone) are reading this, don't tell me that you got offended! or did you?|
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