Most people are pretty nonchalant about the fact that I’m a reader. When I tell them how many books I read on average, they’re either like “Oh wow, good for you!” or “Holy crap, I wish I could get into reading” or even sometimes just look at me weird and nod like they don’t get it. But every once in a while I’ll happen on someone who is all “reading is dumb why would you do that.”
Case in point:
I was once told that books are boring, and there’s so much to experience in life and not in a book. I’m missing out on life because I’m wasting it reading.
I called the person – a “friend” – on it and they said they were just joking. Right. Degrading someone for what they’re into isn’t funny!
Has anyone else ever had this happen? How did you react?