OMG I’m about to blow a gasket today.  You know when you have one of those days when despite your best efforts to turn things around, events, people and happenings just get under your skin?

Normally I am a glass full person. Not just half full but overflowing.  I choose to always see the silver lining in the cloud.  To some people out there this may seem highly annoying. It isn’t- you should be thanking me.   If everyone went round with a face like a slapped arse, the incessant moaners out there wouldn’t have anyone to moan about.  At least you can be negative about me. I can take it.

The trouble with being someone who tries to be positive is that when I practise what I preach, I can’t moan.  Not that I generally want to- I can’t stand moaning, nor bitching, nor whining.  I believe that we all need a little rant once in a while, but have the rant, pick yourself up, dust off and get on with it.  Either shut up or put up.  If something bothers you, do something about it – or shut up.  Don’t carry on low level whining- it just makes you sound like a dog that has been kicked, and who wants to be that?

But when you are always positive, and try to practise what you preach, you have no voice.  People in internet land are always moaning, Tweeting things that have annoyed them, doing blog posts to fight their side of the battle, and my ultimate peeve- setting their Facebook status as a cryptic message that is intended for an audience of one but they are being so passive aggressive that they put something like “Some people had better realise who their true friends are” or something just as annoying. When in real life they should just contact whomever has annoyed them and have it out face to face – and not infect the rest of us with their negativity.  If I’m having a hard day, I go for a run, probably have a cry, chat it out with a friend, hug my kids then go to bed early with a trashy movie and some magazines to cheer me up.  I don’t blah blah blah about it all over the internet, trying to garner sympathy from my keyboard.

So whilst I’m having an uncharacteristic blog rant, I’m going to make the most of it and really get things out of my system.

1. There are people in life who light the touch paper then stand back and watch the fireworks- otherwise known as stirrers. Don’t be that person. They are little people with little to do but make everyone dance for their entertainment. These people should get on Second Life and create their own virtual worlds to dominate and control- so they can fully enjoy their God complex.

2. If you don’t have anything nice to say, the classy thing is to say nothing at all.  Don’t be a bitch.  What makes your opinion more valid than anyone elses?  If you don’t like how someone lives their life or what they wear or how they act, don’t be around them. Choose your own circle.  Don’t slate anyone else for their choices.

3. The exception to rule 2 is: Don’t be the mother who drops their kid off at school wearing your pyjamas.  Yes, I’ve seen it several times.  You don’t look cool, your PJs are not cute, you just look like you can’t be bloody arsed.  Your child will get picked on for your attire.  It may not be right to pick on someone’s clothes but school isn’t fair – don’t make your child an easy target because you want to look like you don’t care what other people think.

4. If you say you are going to do something, then do it.  Nuff said.

5. Be responsible for how you come across. If you naturally have a face that looks like you are sucking a lemon, then spend some time in front of the mirror and find a neutral expression to display and I promise you- you will find life easier.  Others react to what we put out and if you look like a sour puss, this is what people will expect from you whether that is true or not, and this is what you will get.

Okay, rant over.  I feel so much better now.  Normal, cheery service will now be resumed…

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2 Responses to I Don’t Usually Rant, But….

  1. Great post! I love reading (and writing) a good rant! I think we can all be a bit guilty of passive-aggressive tweets/FB posts occasionally, I’ve done it then thought afterwards that I wish I hadn’t because I’ve found myself having to explain to a complete stranger what I’m banging on about, lol.

    CJ x

  2. Nadine says:

    Thanks for your comment CJ!
    I know what you mean about wishing you hadn’t after posting on impulse. Sometimes just getting the thought out of your head is enough to make the feeling of irritation go away and the moment passes- you no longer feel annoyed, but then you have to keep going back there to explain what you were on about!!


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