It occurred to me the other day, while watching the news, that I wanted to punish someone.
Upon further interior inspection I decided that since that would probably lead to ME being on the news what I wanted was to write this post because I’m calling out a few things that HAVE, continue TO, and WILL ALWAYS piss me off.
So I will virtually punish the offenders in my mind and if you find my opinions offensive, I don’t give a damn. Haters are welcome here. In fact, you may be on the list.
Ten Things I Want To Punish Someone For
DESTRUCTION OF ART. Like when Isis smashed Babylonian sculptures and pissed on oil paintings then set them on fire. I have ZERO tolerance. ZERO. Nada. ZIP. I can think of several ways to inject revenge with this one. Some people are worth less then the great works of Art they defile.
LIARS. Especially ones that have a bully pulpit. I’m not talking about being misinformed and passing along bad information. Not idiots. I’m talking about people/organizations that KNOW what they’re doing, craft a ‘message’ and with purposeful intent attempt to influence an outcome. I’ll tell you what. I like to believe that this little tactic just might come back to bite them in the ass. I’d like to be there when it does and take a nibble.
DEAD-BEAT PARENTS. I spoke with a woman yesterday that made up a hundred excuses as to why her brother was not paying child support. I sat there and listened. I said nothing. I was screaming on the inside but said nothing. Shame on me, but there was nothing I could say that would have changed the situation. She had created a fiction and was enabling his position. I did what so many of us do- remain silent. I’m an ass. The punishment is self-inflicted on this one. *head shaking*
NOT BEING PREPARED: in general, but specifically for company. We have actually been invited for weekends at friends vacation homes where the bed sheets have been sandy. Once there was no food. Another time no working lights in our room. Really? For the love of God get your shit together. If I have to visit YOU and get YOUR place together then I’m probably having a very animated private conversation behind closed doors with my travel companion-about you and your bobble-headed idea of being a host. Jesus.
BULLIES. Let’s define: I’m not talking about people just being assholes. I’m talking people who use overwhelmingly aggressive behavior to intimidate others into doing their bidding. They are usually LOUD and overstep personal space- on purpose. They say things most decent society would never say- to hurt, to shock, to shut you up. They are always outlandish and erratic. That’s part of their ploy. They want to flood your emotions. They seek to confuse you, to make you feel small. They spend every waking moment seeking what they perceive as weak links… They are like candy for me. I enjoy a bully for dessert. Please send them my way. I’m hungry.
REGURGITATION OF INFORAMTION. Number one: I do not need to be told something twice. I have heard you the first time- even if I may look like I didn’t (which is, admittedly, my fault). Number two: when you keep saying the same thing over-and-over again, but maybe change your adjectives, I am immediately convinced you do not really know what you’re taking about- thus ENDING your attempt to convince me. Please everyone, brush up on your debate skills. Digging your heels deeper into your point of view without reading your audience will never change anyones opinion, and isn’t that what you’re trying to do? Or are you just deeply frustrated with your life?
ABUSE; human and otherwise. All of you. Die. With much pain. It’s that simple for me.
CORRUPTION. No tolerance. In any and all forms; public officials and people in a position of trust. If you, as a person in either an emotional, spiritual, or leadership position use your influence or find opportunity to fleece your flock and you get caught and I have anything to say about it how you redeem yourself? You are going down. Dante will be your new roommate- after Bubba gets done with you.
I’d like to mention the ART THING again. And BOOKS- the destruction of books. Jesus. How did we ever find the balls to leave caves?
But on a lighter note, mostly the Kardashians.
…Really. I just don’t ‘get it.’