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kherbert05

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #810 on: March 15, 2013, 05:32:52 AM »

My husband's parents were raised in X religion. Both of them abandoned the religion as adults and became atheists, which is the way my husband was raised. But he's convinced that he can always spot members of X religion even though he didn't grow up in that religion (X religion doesn't have clothing or appearance requirements, so it's not obvious). As my husband can sometimes have CKIA tendencies my reaction to this claim is  ::) .

A while back, I visited our new dentist for the first time. Husband had already been twice. When I mentioned my upcoming appointment, he said, "Oh, Dentist is a member of X religion." I asked how he knew and he said he could just tell. More ::) on my part.

During my appointment, an odd twist of conversation revealed that Dentist is indeed a member of X religion.

I hate when that happens...
He might be picking up on certain small clues. Growing up some neighbor kids were part of some denomination (the families that thought sis, the other girls and I should obey their sons just because they were boys). Those kids always stood out because of certain phrases they used and attitudes that went with them. Maybe your husband is picking up on code phases the group uses - and attitudes the phrase betrays.


It is like when someone talks about "people like that" where they could be talking about an attitude - but by their tone and body language you know they are actually making a racist statement.
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #811 on: March 15, 2013, 05:37:56 AM »
DH grew up in a cult, and has always claimed he can spot people from that specific cult from miles away. 10 years ago I told him he was full of excrement, as people of any ethnicity/walk of life etc can and do join. Thing is he has not been wrong one single time in the whole ten years since that claim. He says it's posture among other things that tip him off. I just don't get it.
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #812 on: March 15, 2013, 06:36:56 AM »
DH grew up in a cult, and has always claimed he can spot people from that specific cult from miles away. 10 years ago I told him he was full of excrement, as people of any ethnicity/walk of life etc can and do join. Thing is he has not been wrong one single time in the whole ten years since that claim. He says it's posture among other things that tip him off. I just don't get it.

I assume is something similar to martial artists and the way they hold themselves. Military, ex or current, have a similar bearing when they move or stand. Some serious historical re-enactors have that same bearing.



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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #813 on: March 15, 2013, 10:46:09 AM »
DH grew up in a cult, and has always claimed he can spot people from that specific cult from miles away. 10 years ago I told him he was full of excrement, as people of any ethnicity/walk of life etc can and do join. Thing is he has not been wrong one single time in the whole ten years since that claim. He says it's posture among other things that tip him off. I just don't get it.

I assume is something similar to martial artists and the way they hold themselves. Military, ex or current, have a similar bearing when they move or stand. Some serious historical re-enactors have that same bearing.



A friend of mine claims he can recognize "the schizophrenic shuffle" - apparently there's a characteristic bearing and movement at a particular level. I give him a pass on CKIA status because he doesn't claim to recognize everyone with schizophrenia, every time - just those who are at a certain stage.

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #814 on: March 15, 2013, 12:41:34 PM »
My dad once was discussing a local (semi)celebrity and said the man was a Christian.  I asked "How do you lnow/"  Dad said "We can all recognize and spot each other".   Okaaaaay.   ::)

Ooh, wonderful!  Now we have an easy answer to that whole "Are Catholics Christian?" thing from the brain hurt thread  ;D  (Like a truffle-sniffing pig, but for Christianity?)

It's like the gaydar, except it works on Christians :)

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #815 on: March 15, 2013, 06:09:07 PM »
My dad once was discussing a local (semi)celebrity and said the man was a Christian.  I asked "How do you lnow/"  Dad said "We can all recognize and spot each other".   Okaaaaay.   ::)

Ooh, wonderful!  Now we have an easy answer to that whole "Are Catholics Christian?" thing from the brain hurt thread  ;D  (Like a truffle-sniffing pig, but for Christianity?)

It's like the gaydar, except it works on Christians :)
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #816 on: March 15, 2013, 07:15:57 PM »
My dad once was discussing a local (semi)celebrity and said the man was a Christian.  I asked "How do you lnow/"  Dad said "We can all recognize and spot each other".   Okaaaaay.   ::)

Ooh, wonderful!  Now we have an easy answer to that whole "Are Catholics Christian?" thing from the brain hurt thread  ;D  (Like a truffle-sniffing pig, but for Christianity?)

It's like the gaydar, except it works on Christians :)
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #817 on: March 15, 2013, 07:35:26 PM »
My dad once was discussing a local (semi)celebrity and said the man was a Christian.  I asked "How do you lnow/"  Dad said "We can all recognize and spot each other".   Okaaaaay.   ::)

Ooh, wonderful!  Now we have an easy answer to that whole "Are Catholics Christian?" thing from the brain hurt thread  ;D  (Like a truffle-sniffing pig, but for Christianity?)

It's like the gaydar, except it works on Christians :)
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #818 on: March 15, 2013, 08:31:06 PM »
DH grew up in a cult, and has always claimed he can spot people from that specific cult from miles away. 10 years ago I told him he was full of excrement, as people of any ethnicity/walk of life etc can and do join. Thing is he has not been wrong one single time in the whole ten years since that claim. He says it's posture among other things that tip him off. I just don't get it.

I assume is something similar to martial artists and the way they hold themselves. Military, ex or current, have a similar bearing when they move or stand. Some serious historical re-enactors have that same bearing.
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #819 on: March 15, 2013, 10:01:50 PM »
A woman I used to be friendly with insisted that the Catholic church had JFK assassinated, along with the other Kennedys that have died young.  I said "Oh I doubt that" (mind you I wasn't defending the Vatican, I just doubted the probability)  Now mind you this was last year.  I knew this woman was 49 so she was born in 63.  I was born in late 78. 

She says to me "OH you're too young to remember it!"  Yeah, I know I was born several years later but she would have been 6 months old when he was shot. I don't know anyone with memories from before they were a year old. 
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #820 on: March 16, 2013, 03:05:36 AM »
DH grew up in a cult, and has always claimed he can spot people from that specific cult from miles away. 10 years ago I told him he was full of excrement, as people of any ethnicity/walk of life etc can and do join. Thing is he has not been wrong one single time in the whole ten years since that claim. He says it's posture among other things that tip him off. I just don't get it.

I assume is something similar to martial artists and the way they hold themselves. Military, ex or current, have a similar bearing when they move or stand. Some serious historical re-enactors have that same bearing.

Dancers, too.

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #821 on: March 16, 2013, 09:52:04 AM »
A woman I used to be friendly with insisted that the Catholic church had JFK assassinated, along with the other Kennedys that have died young.  I said "Oh I doubt that" (mind you I wasn't defending the Vatican, I just doubted the probability)  Now mind you this was last year.  I knew this woman was 49 so she was born in 63.  I was born in late 78. 

She says to me "OH you're too young to remember it!"  Yeah, I know I was born several years later but she would have been 6 months old when he was shot. I don't know anyone with memories from before they were a year old.

That reminds me of CKIA's online cousin, the "Everyone born after X year is ignorant of history" meme that goes around every so often.  Yes, I was born after the Vietnam War ended.  That doesn't mean I've never heard of it.  By that logic, no one in the world knows anything about the American Revolution, Socrates, or the Renaissance.  ::)
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #822 on: March 16, 2013, 12:54:14 PM »
I sometimes encounter a different version of the Captain Know It All and that's someone who serves up a fact about something and gets offended when you already know about it.  I have a relative who does this a lot.   "Say, did you know that the Earth revolves around the sun?!"  And when I say that I did know that, they get pouty about it, like how DARE I know that?????.  It is so bizarre. 

Maybe that should go in the brain hurt thread...

I'd love it if DH would just pout when he pulls that one. Nope. I say "yes, I do know that" and he ignores me and proceeds to expound on the subject until I'm ready to puncture my eardrums just to make him stop!

SS Relative (SSR) is one of these, also.  Months ago, I made an innocuous statement for my FB status, "Enjoying beverage w/blankety-blank made by my wonderful DF."  SSR then took it upon herself to respond, "Do you know that blankety-blank isn't vegan?  It's made with blah-blah that comes from animals!"   ??? was my immediate thought since I'm not vegan, never have been and never professed to be.  However, this was not the first idiotic post SSR has made, including to *my* FB page so I simply responded with something like, "Hmm, I'm not vegan.  However, I've known blah-blah is an animal byproduct and have known this for about 30 years; haven't you?"

Anyway, she never responded to that but, apparently, she counted it as one of my many "offenses" against her and when she tried to force me to address said offenses (sorry, but unless she were willing to have a two-way convo where I'd get to speak my piece, also, about the offenses she committed, it wasn't going to happen), she did me the great relief of not only dropping out of my wedding (she was supposed to be a bridesmaid) but also not attending (both of which is actually what I wanted -- her dropping out and not attending -- after experiencing her increasingly obnoxious behavior, not limited to e-mailing then-DF to make him make ME deal with her issues with me and publicly posting on our FB wedding page how terrible our wedding menu is -- yup, that's a person that really needed to be a part of our wedding day!).  Apparently, she still posts CKIA stuff on her FB page.  I think the rest of us just go "okay, whatever" and move on (well, those who still see her posts; I blocked her updates from my newsfeed a long time ago since they were just too nutty and numerous).

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #823 on: March 16, 2013, 04:21:19 PM »
DH grew up in a cult, and has always claimed he can spot people from that specific cult from miles away. 10 years ago I told him he was full of excrement, as people of any ethnicity/walk of life etc can and do join. Thing is he has not been wrong one single time in the whole ten years since that claim. He says it's posture among other things that tip him off. I just don't get it.

I assume is something similar to martial artists and the way they hold themselves. Military, ex or current, have a similar bearing when they move or stand. Some serious historical re-enactors have that same bearing.

Dancers, too.
Heh, that reminds me of Sal from "Bunheads."
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #824 on: March 16, 2013, 07:09:49 PM »
DH grew up in a cult, and has always claimed he can spot people from that specific cult from miles away. 10 years ago I told him he was full of excrement, as people of any ethnicity/walk of life etc can and do join. Thing is he has not been wrong one single time in the whole ten years since that claim. He says it's posture among other things that tip him off. I just don't get it.

I assume is something similar to martial artists and the way they hold themselves. Military, ex or current, have a similar bearing when they move or stand. Some serious historical re-enactors have that same bearing.

Dancers, too.
Heh, that reminds me of Sal from "Bunheads."

LOL!! Oh man, the scene where he's going on and on about Michelle's dancer tush!
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