5 Kinds of Moron At Every Job
#5 The Placator
#5 The Placator
I don't think I'm retarded--oh, you think...I'm retar--
then, well, yeah sure, sure I'm retarded.
This--fucking guy, is commonly mistaken for a "yes man". The mistake being that "yes men", assume that with constant agreement with managers and supervisors, they'll be rewarded with professional success. They do it to get ahead and are usually only a "yes man" at work. Usually.
Why?! WHY DID I AGREE TO THIS?!?
Experience, I suppose, has taught him that being agreeable is a safer way to make and keep friends. Having your own opinion and sticking with it can bring ridicule, condemnation and your underwear being forcibly wedged in your ass crack. Who the fuck wants that? It's better to go with the flow, right?
Or is it better to stop the flow?
HOW TO NOT BE THAT GUY:
It's okay to have your own opinion, I promise. Be it a tough stance regarding the masculinity of penis to penis touching, whether a popular cartoon is secretly a covert homosexual agenda or the "fuckability" of Paula Deen, most schools of thought are accepted by most. Your opinion doesn't even have to be a good one either. Thinking it's alright to touch your penis against Paula Deen's penis is fine, though it might not be the crowd favorite, dammit, at least it's your own!
Mine's bigger than yours is.
You don't even have to argue it's superiority. If a disagreement arises, simply say, "Well, everyone's entitled to their own opinion." or a variation of that (the best usually end with a "...so, fuck yourself."). It might seem weird at first, but it's better than being the chump who agrees that "herpes gets a bad rap" and "everyone should try it at least once". That guy is ridicule fodder in a skin suit.