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Old August 13th, 2013 (4:21 PM).
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Political correctness is an absurd concept perpetuated by the silly idea that my rights should end where your feelings begin.

It's one thing to stigmatize being a jerk. That's fine. However, if someone's not deliberately being a jerk and is acting at least reasonably normal by the rules of society, it's unreasonable to expect them to change their behavior to suit your needs. At the most, you should just tell them that their behavior is bothersome, but keep in mind that they're under no obligation to make you feel comfortable.
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