Saturday, October 26, 2013

Censorship EVERYWHERE.

So I've recently learned a hard lesson:

The people that should care about you don't always.
The people who you thought would come through, won't.
The people who advocate for you and cheer you on will eventually let you down at the one moment you think they won't.

This isn't being negative, it's being honest.

The reason people might let you down is because they have their own crap to deal with. Not everyone can focus on YOU ALL the time. It isn't how life works. It doesn't mean they care less or love you less. It means their priorities have changed (maybe they have a sick family member or a new child??) Give them a break until you know the entire story.

However, don't condemn people for NOT being like you. For not ACTING like you want them to. People all have a breaking point. They all have a moment in their life when they just snap.

Allowing someone to say what they want at that moment, may mean the world to them. LET THEM BE HEARD.

Stop judging so much. We live in a world where everything must be a certain way. Must sound "right" and be "politically correct" and on and on just because one soccer mom got a bit uptight because someone said something that might possibly resemble their child. Or one guy is a control freak and couldn't handle the fact that someone made a smart ass remark about something that might possibly resemble a trait he has/had.

Let go of the assumptions. Stop being so vain and thinking it's all about you. 

Hug someone who needs it. Stop being selfish and think of someone other than yourself for a week. Seriously- once per day, for a week.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Time to be Politically Correct

We've all had those moments where we're just goofing around with friends and start saying things that we know are inappropriate and rude, but in the heat of the moment it's hysterical. It doesn't mean you're a bad person or have bad intentions, it means you're human. It probably also means you've got a sick sense of humor like I do. Cheers to that! I also can't stand the stereotypical soccer mom that has to whine and complain that something offended her sweet little nugget of obnoxiousness and takes everything to court so she can keep her Gucci bag and Oscar-De-La-Renta shoes while sipping martinis and doing nothing to help society. USUALLY (I'd say at least 98% of the time) I say "If you don't like it, leave" (or don't read it, listen to it etc) and allow others to have their moment of joviality.

However, there are some things that I see or hear and I'm BEYOND appalled. Generally, I'm the last one to get offended over things that have a double meaning and LOVE finding things that do. BUT today I found myself appalled and disgusted at a slogan.

Generally speaking, Breast Cancer awareness means pink EVERYWHERE. I hate the color pink. Always have, always will. I think it's great people are out trying to raise awareness and money for those who need it most and all while building bonding relationships during a time when moral support is as necessary as treatment. BUT there are way too many companies that slap their logo brand with a pink ribbon and say to the consumer "Look how great we are because of this! Buy more!" and donate maybe a penny per purchase to the actual funding. It also makes me nauseous that not only are these companies cashing in on people who are in dire need of assistance, but they are companies whose products have NOTHING to do with the illness themselves. M&M's? Trash cans? Shoes? Seriously people, get a clue. You don't need to buy products like this. If anything, it's one more way to tell the world "I'm a good person, see my pink cup, purse, walkie-talkie, tiara etc?" - you've just become like the companies out there want you to be: a consumer-schmuck who just buys junk that doesn't actually help anyone.

BEFORE YOU SEND HATE MAIL READ THIS: I'm not saying there AREN'T any products out there that DON'T donate a generous amount of money to whatever they say they are funding. I'm just saying it's extremely rare.

Anyhow, enough ranting. Here is what started this post in the first place:

Their slogan? "Carving For A Cause".... ARE YOU F***ING KIDDING ME!?!?! Who thought THAT was a good idea when women are having their breasts cut off to save their lives everyday??

I'm horrified to the point I can't even put into words on this one. All I did was send a message at the "Contact Us" area voicing my concern. I think it might be a wise idea for you to do the same if you feel at all like I do.

In the meantime, keep your jokes "clean" without using people who are in situations that could kill them. It's not funny.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Congress, President and hairy fingers

I know what you're thinking: What does Congress and hairy fingers have to do with one another? Everything. Think of it as the person everyone raves about having an amazing dish they want to whip up for everyone. You try it excitedly and find an odd hair in it. The man is bald and wearing a long-sleeved shirt.

"Where did this come from?" You wonder. There are no pets in the house. Then you look at the man's hands. SUPER. HAIRY. FINGERS. You nearly gag.

Who the hell let him in the kitchen?? Who let him cook this dish for us, knowing full well what was on his hands?

Then you realize you were part of the problem. Others convinced you to try this item, to trust this person you knew nothing else about and to go with the flow.

You joined the lemmings and jumped off the proverbial cliff and now you're not satisfied with the results.

The only way you get to complain is if you had actually suggested someone else make the dish in the kitchen. The only way you get to complain is if you had stood up and said "Yes, that's great but what about the cleanliness of his hands??"

Congress doesn't just have hairy fingers. They have an abundance of filth under their nails and tiny cuts all over their hands too. It isn't from hard work friends. It's from the fact they were taught better but are able to continue to get away with contamination for however many they affect.

Think this is disgusting? The President just borrowed your ear-buds and doesn't clean his ears. That's why he doesn't listen to your complaints and doesn't try to fix things you suggest. He also just kicked your favorite pet and took your grandmother's pocketbook.