but many people mistake selfishness for greed.
you may be the most generous person on the planet, but if you even WANT the feel-good feeling of giving, you're selfish.
Person 2: you're telling me to not be human. by the way, i believe that i deserve to keep this money because i worked for it and you stood home on your ass watching reruns of Friends. i dont need to give you anything.
Person 1: ....... fuck you.
The coach was selfish and took the two best players out of the game to punish the rest of the team.
B: "How could you be so selfish? Spending money on "necessary operations" left and right, and meanwhile my wife and I can't pay the television bill. I can't believe you could be so - "
A: "Get the fuck out."
B: "But I need - "
Yes, I'm an American and I knew that. You can stop staring, it's rude.
The problem with you good people of Europe is your overwhelming impulse to condescend to everyone from the U.S. that you can get your hands on, so you can launch into another diatribe about how us, the many, are evil because of the actions of our government, the few. It gets really irritating after a while, not to mention how you operate on the assumption that we don't already KNOW any of this.
In other words: piss off, you bloody wanker.
Yank #1: You mean me, or just my government? Because I don't remember ever having signed a tariff on French agricultual products that I happen to disagree with.
Frenchwoman: ...never mind.
Dutchman: You Americans, you're all such puritans!
Yank#2: Are we ALL puritans? I mean, how can you call me a puritan while I'm smoking a joint in an Amsterdam strip club.
Brit: You Americans are all so selfish! Why did you give so little aid after the tsunami last December?
Yank #3: Are we truly ALL selfish? Because I just mailed a check to Oxfam, in addition to another I gave to Doctors Without Borders last week, and the one to the Red Cross on December 27.
Brit: ...okay, fine. Not ALL Americans are like that.