I couldn’t decide what to write about this week so I asked my brother and sister for suggestions. My first mistake. These were the responses I got:
“People who ruin their own insults with grammatical errors”
“Urban Meyer” – although very tempting, no.
“Blog about how cool nerds are”
“Us” to which I responded with a hand to the face.
Then I got this “Fine, go on a rant about being sooooo cool that you can’t even handle it anymore” with a Robert Downing Jr. eye roll GIF.
Then there’s this gem “Blog about how your brother (me) is the most versatile person you know (history, politics, current events, movies, musicals, video games, sports, shooting, etc)
Such a humble man. I have opted to go a different route but would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their very thought provoking input. They may be utter goofballs but they’re mine. God save their souls.
I’m currently reading a book called Killers of the Flower Moon. I highly recommend it. A tale of conspiracy and corruption in Osage County. If you aren’t happy with where our country is now, I’ve got to tell you – we weren’t that much better before either. This nation was founded on lies, deceit and empty promises. What was done to the American Indians is unforgivable. If you ever want to witness a live Drunk History, just feed me bourbon and then ask about Pocahontas. John Smith was an a-hole, I’ll just preface it with that. You’re in for a real treat. So back to the book, I’ll let you read it for yourself but I think what strikes me the most is the evil that resides in so many hearts of men. It blows my mind. The lengths some people go to for social gains and wealth is disheartening, despicable and entirely rotten. Unfortunately, these also tend to be the people in charge. Go figure. They must inbreed.
All of the entitled, pretentious B.S. needs to go away. It’s gross. It’s unattractive. Maybe it’s how I was raised, my moral code or standards I’ve set for myself along the way but I am not better than anyone else. Neither are you. I’m not sure where along the line people decided that treating other people like crap was okay, but it has got to stop. I am so beyond over it. I was working the other night and it was EXTREMELY hot, like pretty much unbearable. With temps over 100 degrees, the place basically becomes a greenhouse. Yuck. Anyways, this woman and her husband were beside themselves. ‘It’s so hot in here’ ‘This is unacceptable’ ‘Can you turn on the AC?’ – it’s like, thank GOD you’re here, none of us had thought of that. I responded as politely as I could muster, “I know, I’m right with you, I’m in a polyester dress.” This four-letter-word of a woman leans in and says ,“Yeah but you’re working. I’m trying to have a night out.” Then her husband started a sentence with “Do you not understand-” At that point, I realized these two were garbage people so I just stopped listening and let my resting bitch face take over until they finally shut up. What I REALLY wanted to say was, “And you know what’s cool about that? You can leave and I can’t.” I legitimately thought my head was going to pop off for a minute. What a crotch-rocket couple. We are all human beings and we all deserve to be treated as such. Unless you’re the couple mentioned above or you lie about having an allergy. If you’re the latter, you belong in a dumpster covered in the thing you claim to be allergic to. I mean that with all of my heart.
I have an idea for a children’s book. It’s called People are Assholes. I think it could be a best-seller. What are some people doing with their lives? If you go through this life looking for a fight, you’re going to find one. And if you’re going to get into a fight on social media…don’t. You have nothing better to be doing with your time? Call me, I’ll give you a list of one thousand better things you could be doing. First one being a pedicure. Even you men out there – get one. It’ll change your life. It’ll make you feel better about yourself and you won’t regret it. I don’t think the majority of you open up Facebook with the intent of getting into it with a lady from Arkansas who is friends with your co-worker whose profile pic is a selfie giving an upside down peace sign with pouty lips. But when you find yourself there, ask “What am I doing with my life right now?”.
And here’s the deal. If someone isn’t being nice, that’s the choice they’ve made. They can come up with a zillion excuses but none of them will justify the fact that they chose to be rude. Every single word that comes out of our mouths is a choice. Never forget that. We choose the words we bring to life. Even when you highly disagree with what someone else is saying, there are ways to be respectful about it. It’s hard, it may require some tongue biting, but it can be done. Bottom line is kindness will get you anywhere. It’s true. I know this because I, myself, have told people no simply because I didn’t like the way they asked. I know this because it works for me in Disneyland, Vegas and TSA lines. It’s not magic, it’s called karma. Just be nice. It’s free and you’ll never have to worry about anyone stabbing you in the middle of the night. At least, not for being mean.
And for all you white girls out there, pumpkin spice lattes are back next week. So get your Hans Solo attire on and get you some. Cheers. xx