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Irrational demands we make of others

In life, humans have the annoying habit of trying to get more out of everything. That almost empty tube of toothpaste, the promo code that we've used 67 times and is about to run out today, or even people. We often make demands and requests that are insane, almost impossible to meet and at times, really annoying.

MAMA, CAN YOU GO FASTER?

It's the evening rush hour in Dhaka city and you're most likely stuck in traffic. With vehicles all around you moving in the slowest pace possible, you begin to grow impatient and at one point, ask your driver to go faster. But what exactly is your driver supposed to do in this scenario? Your car can't just lift off and fly over the gridlock with the push of a button. Nor can it teleport itself to your desired destination. You just have to wait for the traffic to clear out before your bizarre request can be met.

ASKING YOUR FRIEND FOR A TREAT

Let's be honest, friends who give you free food are rare to come by. And it's not like they will give into your wild demands of a full-fledged treat if you keep annoying them for one. As wild as your requests are, their excuses are far better. Instead of poking your friend for a treat, why not just treat yourself? That would bode well for you as well as your self-respect.

MAMA, THE BUS IS FULL LET'S GO

Well, not really. You see, the bus is never really full. As long as you can breathe inside the bus and there are people on the streets waving their hands for the bus to pick them up, there is definitely room for more people. Your demands do not matter here as they are of the least importance to the bus driver. He is more likely to ignore you than to give a full explanation as to why (or how) the bus can fit in more people.

ASKING HER OUT

No, she won't go out with you, but you guys can be good friends if that's any consolation.

FORGET ABOUT IT

Out of all the ridiculous things you can ask people to do, this is probably one of the most pointless ones. Despite being a common thing to say when you're condoling someone, it's something that's easier said than done. You can't expect people to forget about things and emotions just like that. It's kind of similar to telling someone to forget their identity; it's just unreasonable.

 

Faisal wants to be the very best, like no one ever was. To survive university is his real test, to graduate is his cause. Send him memes and motivation at abir.afc@gmail.com

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