I get really irritated by people who make a habit of saying one thing and doing quite another. Over the weekend I had the misfortune of running into just such a person. She was quite an educated lady(an academic) with several university degrees.
During the conversation she said more than once that she was not one to blow her own trumpet. Yet she casually let slip what a hot shot her father had been, what a privileged upbringing she had and what a luxurious lifestyle she enjoyed.
What rankled me further that she began criticising another lady who was eminent in her field. She said that this lady who was at school with her used to hitch rides off her and make her pick up her lunch tab. Hardly surprising that she had begun this tirade saying that she never spoke ill of anyone.
Written for: The Monday Peeve.