Okay, before I begin - what the hell is the rule with title capitalization again? Every single stupid day I go through this (and have chosen to handle it by using random capitalization and/or all caps) - Do I capitalize EVERYTHING? I clearly remember Mrs. Dean harping that you didn't capitalize something...I recall short words... DAMNITT! WHY DON'T I EVER LISTEN!?
I know there are teachers out there who read this (and a principal too, you know who you are!!) so you need to educate me! Isn't that your sacred duty??
I blame society.
ANYWAY, I just kinda don't feel funny today. Today frankly pissed me off -- and I debated whether or not to even post anything - but in reading everyone else's blogs (because I'm a stalker deep down inside, where it really really counts) - you all said it was like THERAPY.
Well, sit back and prepare to be my unpaid therapist! (remember, therapists are non-judgey -- therapees are the only judgey ones...because as you likely know due to your newly acquired online therapy degrees - your feelings are valid. You cannot control how you FEEL, simply how you react. )
Can you tell my mom used to sit my sister and I down in the living room and make us tell each other how the others' actions made us Feel?!?! "Well, Mel...when you did that, you made me feel as if you were a skanky pirate ho who lies to mom and dad about where you were last night...and that hurts me, deep down inside..." Funny, mom did not continue with her counseling career - she went into medicine. I wonder why? Lesson here: therapy is wasted on teenaged girls. (Or me. Could go either way).
I digress!!! Today I feel kinda pissy and snarky. So be warned! In fact, I am sure that at least one thing I intend to say in this post is going to piss at least one of you off. So here goes - prepare yourselves!!!
Actually I'm kinda scared....So far the comments have been pretty nice and supportive; I really do like it much much better when everyone agrees with me...Can't we all just get along?? (And when I say "get along" I mean agree with everything I say and do, and if you don't, simply ignore it - it will go away! Is that too much to ask?!)
I CANNOT STAND FEMINISTS!
Yes, you heard me. I said it. STOP QUOTING GLORIA STEINEM FOR GOD'S SAKE!! IT DRIVES ME NUTS!
To clarify, I sincerely appreciate that people (women AND men) participated in a movement that I absolutely benefit from on a daily basis in every aspect of my life - something that I undoubtedly take for granted (again, on a daily basis), not having experienced much of what women went through in the workplace, in daily life, and in general before now......
I respect your right to burn your bra or a copy of GQ magazine - you do whatever you wish. I will probably even join in if there is some kinda group think going on....(I'm trendy like that).
But DAMNITT! WHY must some people lecture me (and other women in the office) about why it is our DUTY to "make it to the top - to the most senior levels" insinuating that if I don't, everything they did - the sacrifices they made - will be for nothing???"
WTF! Why are you putting that kinda pressure on me!?
What if I do not want to make it to the top? What if I am perfectly happy doing a job to the best of my ability and am proud of what I have accomplished already?? I do not need (or want) anyone else to TELL ME what I want. Believe me, (as I think many of you can attest) I will tell you if I am unhappy with something or some situation! Vocalizing my dissatisfaction is not one of my problems.
I've always thought of it like this: I have been given the gift of the choice. The choice to choose to live my life as I see fit. If I choose to quit and stay at home, I should be able to do so without being judged. If I choose to work, but still think of it as a job rather than my life's career, I should be able to do that too. Frankly, I find it extremely insulting to insinuate that I should not want to maybe stay at home, raise a family, just do a 9-5 job and enjoy the life I have chosen! As if my identity or self-worth hinges on my seniority or pay at work.
That is flat ass wrong.
And you know what else?? (See, you really shouldn't let me get on a roll here....therapy should have quit while we were ahead)....
Sometimes the reason that you didn't get or achieve something is simply because of something YOU did or did not do, not because the man brought you down.
Where the hell are my Little Debbies!?
Sometimes? I'm Judgmental. Also, Seattle!
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