No one likes admitting they are a snob. It evokes comparisons to Paris Hilton, the Olsen twins, any of the Real Housebitches of Whatever County, or countless other pretentious people in society. Admitting that I can be snobbish at times isn’t something I’m proud of, but it’s true.
However, I’m not a snob in the traditional sense. In fact, based on Merriam-Webster’s definition, I hardly qualify as a snob. If it weren’t for that pesky 3b option, I’d
have most likely prolly cleared all of the snobbery hurdles, but that last word is what snagged me.
Full Definition of SNOB
1 British : cobbler
2: one who blatantly imitates, fawningly admires, or vulgarly seeks association with those regarded as social superiors
3a : one who tends to rebuff, avoid, or ignore those regarded as inferior
3b : one who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or taste
Now I’m not someone who has fancy tastes when it comes to food or beer. I’ll eat just about anything and Coors Light is pretty much my only drank of choice when it comes to beer. I guess I’m actually kind of a beer snob because I don’t even want to try anything else.
My love of the Currs isn’t because I think I have superior taste — some people would say I have NO taste at all — it’s because I like my beer to taste as little like beer as possible.
But there ARE a couple of things I admit being snobbish about; I’ve addressed one of them on the blog — non-HD TV. I can’t stand watching something that’s not in high definition. I even go so far as calling non-HD TV “poor people” TV.
I recently walked all the way back to my desk to sign my name with my pen instead of those cheap things that most of my co-workers use.
Unfortunately, my office only buys those poor excuses for writing instruments, so I’ve been forced to use the pens from my collection accumulated from several previous employers.
When Tammy needs me to sign a check, I dig through the junk drawer to find an acceptable one instead of the one she has ready for me.
It’s not like I only use Montblanc (I had to look up expensive pens) or some high-level executive ones. I just like to be able to write without having to put much pressure on the page — I’m lazy like that — so my current pen of choice is the Paper Mate Flair (black, blue, and red).
Maybe I’ll do my best Ric Flair as I stroll past those cheap pens and act like I don’t even see them.
Editor’s Note: Tammy says I’m a snob about a lot more things that pens and TV, but that’s for another post.