Definition Dennis isn’t very familiar with Western culture. He’s struggling to learn the terminology…
Cathy Coworker: I love your tie, Dennis! It looks great with your eye color!
Dennis: Who are you to judge me?
Cathy: What? No, …no! I’m not trying to judge you. Just saying you look sharp this morning.
Dennis: Pleeeeease, Cathy. I may be new here–but I know “judgment” is for God alone. Only He can decide whether or not I’m well-dressed…
*Cathy makes a strange face and walks away*
Amanda: Let me explain, Dennis. When somebody says “don’t be so judgmental” they mean, “don’t point out my negative traits.” But you can compliment others all you want.
Dennis: Wait…so it doesn’t count as “judging” if I like the person’s conclusion?
Amanda: Exactly. In fact, Americans love that type of judgmental person…the ones who say nice things no matter what choice we make are called “tolerant.”
Dennis: I’m confused.
Amanda: Keep working on it, Dennis. You will get the hang of P.C. speech eventually, as smart as you are.
Dennis: Don’t judge me.
Tune in next time for another Adventure with Definition Dennis…