Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mr Perfect

We all know Mr Perfect. We all know his sister, Ms Perfect too.

Mr Perfect is the greatest person on the planet.

He knows everything about everything.

He is loved by everybody.

His opinion is the only thing worth listening to; all other opinions are wrong.

He is the best friend you will ever have.

You cannot afford not to be friends with Mr Perfect. If you are not his friend then you are a nobody.

If you disagree with Mr Perfect, you are wrong.

If you don’t like Mr Perfect then you are unpopular.

Mr Perfect is King. Mr Perfect is the best of the best of the best.

As, of course, is Ms Perfect, his sister.

If you are reading this, Mr Perfect or Ms Perfect then you can stop now and go and circulate amongst your fans.

Goodbye; I will see you when I next post.

For the rest of you …


Doesn’t Mr Perfect really get up your nose?

I’m sure that each and every person who is now reading this knows a Mr Perfect; a person who is always correct even when he is wrong. He is a legend in his own lunchbox and revels in arguing with you about why you are wrong and he is right.

Mr Perect will argue just for the sake of arguing.

Mr Perfect is infuriating. He will argue that one plus one equals one until he is blue in the face, even though it is clear that one plus one is two.

Mr Perfect will never, ever, ever, ever admit mistakes. If Mr Perfect has a car accident it is always the fault of the other person even if that person is a pedestrian and Mr Perfect mounted the pavement to hit him.

Mr Perfect’s opinions are always correct even when it is quite clear that he is in a minority.

Mr Perfect twists facts to support his arguments even though his so-called “facts” are utterly absurd.

Mr Perfect will never walk away from an argument until you have admitted that you are totally incorrect and he is absolutely right. Sometimes it is the only way to get rid of him:

Mr Perfect: Climate change exists AND is caused by aliens.

PM: Hang on! Aliens? Aliens don’t really exist.

Mr Perfect: Yes they do! You are so naïve; OF COURSE aliens exist. The government has been covering it up for decades. They are trying to create the second Ice Age so that the conditions are perfect for their species.

PM: And where did you get THAT gem from?

Mr Perfect: DUH!!!! What do you think is going on in Area 51? There’s proof! I am right! I know!

PM: And of all the people in the world, why are you and you alone privy to this information?

Mr Perfect: I know people. You wouldn’t know – you haven’t as many friends in high places as I have. Hang on – where are you going?

PM: I’m going home to rip out my fingernails with a pair of pliers.

Mr Perfect: See? I told you I was right. I always am. You always walk off when you have lost an argument.


Do you know Mr Perfect, dear reader?

Or maybe you know Ms Perfect!

I’ll bet you do.


The Elephant's Child said...

Oh yes. Unfortunately there is one in my family. So I zone out while talking to him which means I sometimes miss things I really should know in the middle of his imparting of dubious facts. And when I don't know these things it re-inforces his perfect image. Aaaargh.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi EC,

I know a couple of Mr and Ms Perfects and the mistake I always make is arguing with them. Perhaps I should change my approach and agree with them.

Like pseudo intellectuals, you can make Mr Perfect look stupid if you try.




drb said...

Dear Mr PM,

Why bother arguing with Mr or Ms Perfect whe you know that he or she is always right?

Just nod your head at whatever they say.

Ms Perfect (drb ;-))

River said...

Area 51 is a smoke screen so thta people will never find out about area 52.
Tell that to Mr Perfect.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Ha Ha drb,

I no longer argue with Mr Perfsct, Ms Perfect, Sir Perfect or any of the Perfect family.

I have learned my lesson.




The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi River,

I am gullible - so I believe you.




Kath Lockett said...

One thing I've learned is that the Perfects will never change their opinion even when proved so obviously wrong.

In fact, I wonder if rather than being referred to as Mr or Ms Perfect, they should instead be called Stupidly Stubborn?

The Plastic Mancunian said...

G'Day Kath,

Having met Ms Stupidly Stubborn, I think that she and Nr Perfect would make an ideal couple.

Start an argument between them, grab the popcorn and enjoy hours of fun.




Anonymous said...

I know a lot of people whose last name is Perfect....they get into my nerves because they think they're always right when they're obviously wrong. They're painful to humanity. Like one person I know who wanted to rationalize her wrong actions..."Well, deal with it, if you think I'm not perfect, then I'm childless and I admit it but so what if I'm childish ?" See she's still perfect guised as childishness.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Bingkee,

I hate it when people say "Deal with it!" or "Get over it!"

But that's a tale for another post ...




Jeremy from We Took The Bait said...

I think that the same aliens who are trying to change the world climate are also responsible for the downturn in the housing market, and for the popularity of the show "American Idol."

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Jeremy,

I see these aliens every day, in the news, on TV, walking the street.

It's about time we got somebody in like Chuck Norris or Arnie to sort them out.