I had planned to have this ridiculously wonderful video clip for you today, but as usual, life got in the way and destroyed my plans. Rather rude really.
Probably not the worst thing though, as the last few days I have been characterised by an incredibly potent case of PMT, and everything is ticking off. Even if I was able to film the next You Tube hit, there’s every chance it would have just annoyed the crap out of me.
So in the interest of a problem shared, is a problem halved (and, my friends, PMT is a HUGE problem), I thought I would share with you all the things that are ticking me off right now.
You’re excited aren’t you? 🙂
1. Facebook Ads
They are driving me nuts! And not the ones on the side of the screen when you check FB on your computer, which all assume we are either pregnant or overweight, but rather the ‘you might like….’ suggestions, that appear on your phone.
You know what I would like Facebook? To see what my friends are doing!!!!!! Because the other day I discovered that one of them had just had a baby, and I didn’t even know she was pregnant! That’s nine months worth of news I have missed, whilst you keep telling me that I might possible like Sony. Or Michelle Bridges. Or anything really that Grace likes, because it seems your algorithm has us loving exactly the same things.
At at time when I’m actually trying to cull all the unnecessary from my news feed, this does not make me happy.
2. Small Mindedness
This one is a big one.
I’ve been constantly amazed over the last couple of weeks how many people I know still fail to accept that mental illness is actually an illness. I thought we had got past that, and we were all more enlightened and compassionate now?
Apparently not. Because there are those that consider the complete emotional breakdown of a human as a complete inconvenience to their own lives, and expect that they should just suck it up and get over it. So much easier said than done I’m afraid.
And a totally unacceptable attitude.
3. Missing the Point
Following on from small mindedness, are those who completely miss the point; it’s driving me mad. You know, it’s not actually hard to understand a story, or hear it’s message from a person, book, movie, song, whatever. You just have to listen. Not just to what it is being said, but also to what is not being said, which is often the most important thing of all. I’m so frustrated by how little respect we often give our fellow human beings, by refusing to actually hear them.
4. The lack of chocolate.
Seriously how is it possible that there is no chocolate in my home right now? Who would do that to a premenstrual woman?
Do they have a death wish?
Children, I am looking at you.
5. Blog Judgementalism
You know the stuff. When we bloggers jump on our soap boxes on top of our really tall horses and whine about every other person in the world being rude and small-minded and not learning to listen, or eating all the chocolate. When the reality is that most of them time we are just as much at fault of all of those things. (Yes, it was me who ate the chocolate, whilst frustrated at the small mindedness of those who repeatedly miss the point, whilst checking Facebook on my phone.)
And so my biggest gripe this week, the victim of all my hormonal rage, has thankfully not been my children or husband (not too much anyway ;)) but actually myself. Because why can’t I make myself act like I think others should?
Why can’t I listen to all the words they say, even when it comes in the form of what I consider to be annoying Facebook updates?
Why do I continually miss the big picture and focus on the stupidly small?
Why can’t I be the change that I keep thinking everyone else should be?
And why, oh why, oh why, did I eat all the dairy milk in one go?
What’s ticking you off this week?