dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Mike: The Friend Nobody Likes.

The irritating thing about having to deal with Mike smiling like a jerk because he was on his own in spreading that rumor about where the camp got its meat is realizing that he's deliberately setting himself apart from what he sees as a group of boring, ordinary people having fun at his expense and without his approval or permission. This belief that he's somehow entitled to more, that there's supposed to be one rule for him (namely, he gets to do what he wants without censure or hindrance) and one for everyone else that is something of a turn-off.

What this tells me is that when Lawrence and Brian dare him to look in that hole in the shower hut, they're doing so knowing that the head camper and his staff are aware of the problem and watching out for anyone doing something stupid. Mike might be aware that people see him as something to be exploited but he's not aware that his being a massive jerk with an unwarranted sense of superiority is what makes him a target.
Tags: mike versus self-awareness

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