“Why…Why did I come here?” Asaki thought with a frown. She leaned against the gymnasium wall as old students from Namimori re united and chattered among themselves. She held the glass in her hands, watching some of the new teachers be introduced around- well, it was more like they were showing off their new English teacher.
With a roll of her eyes, she checked her wrist watch. Debating if she headed home now she would save taxi money, not run into any annoying creeps and make it to the food mart. She moved off the wall and started to walk when she was stopped by her old math teacher. “Ah~ Asaki-san, is that you?” she piped up, she clung onto a young man’s arm while smiling. ”Oh how you’ve grown~!” she cooed. “Oh! I almost forgot, this is Dino- our new English teacher,” she added.
Asaki nodded a little at the two. “Gomenasai, I’m actually leaving now, I don’t feel so well…” she lied. Asaki curled a hair behind her ear, still smiling weakly.
“Oh…you never were a healthy kid..” the old woman muttered with a pout.
"DON'T BE AN ASSHAT ABOUT YOUR PHOBIAS."
So many people chiming in that they find me rude or insensitive for saying this.
I think I was pretty clear about what being an “asshat” entails.
There’s a difference between “I have arachnophobia, I am afraid of spiders.” and “I have arachnophobia so EW GROSS I HATE ALL SPIDERS KILL THEM ALL THEY’RE UGLY EVIL ABOMINATIONS NOBODY SHOULD EVER LOVE.”
The latter behavior is what makes one an “asshat.”
Even a genuine clinical “phobia” (which is significantly less common than the number of people who say they have one) is not a free pass to needlessly hate what you’re afraid of. Plenty of people with phobias have the maturity to separate fear from loathing. Most people with irrational fears know that their fears are irrational and are not proud of them. If you’re reblogging an animal just to say how much you despise it and want it to die, you are being an asshat, for no reason. Nothing whatsoever excuses that.