I think of you often. Yes, you, all of you. I’ll be reading a book or driving about and something will cross my mind and I think I should totally post about that, readers would find it funny.
But then the constraining naysayer kicks in. Maybe you shouldn’t tell them that. What if someone reads that posts and misconstrues it? Gulp. What if that friend who never reads your blog picks today to read it? Gulp. What if that funny little post unleashes a shit storm? Gulp.
That’s me swallowing all the things I decide not to say. I do it in real life too. Say only that which is kind and helpful. Swallow down that which is cranky, snippy, or dismissive, that which might hurt.
But sometimes I have the mad urge to just say all the things I never say.
“hey mother fucker don’t flip me off in front of my kid because you decided to break the law and I almost hit you.”
“Don’t you have anything more important to do than spend all day bitching about politics on Facebook. Go out and and make actual change in the world.”
“I don’t care what you think about how we are running the coop; you would never take any real responsibility while you were here, caused nothing but issues with vendors, and then you left to put your daughter in private school. Don’t call and explain how much we are ruining everything.”
Actually I see a trend here. The one I really want to shout, every time I turn around,
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF
Next week a feel good rant, I promise. Or at least one that will make you laugh.