Ten Behaviors I Want To Punish Someone For




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.’



  • Barbara - Feels good to vent and I’m feeling it vicariously through you. Thanks!

    • Cheryl - Always glad to be of service Barbara. The occasional ‘vent’ is a specialty. HahahahaaaaaReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Thank you, my friend. I love this. I am talking to M right this very minute about booking us a trip to NOLA next year. We have begun our planning, so we need to make this a priority. Spring sounds good to me.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Ehlers - I am still laughing at ‘Get Your Shit Together’!!! This is the source of so many issues!!! And the Art thing – REALLY? Destroy ancient artifacts? Way to go, extremists! You have just proven how idiotic you are!ReplyCancel

  • Lindy Knowles Patzig - Love this. You took the words right out of my mouth! http://www.knowleselle.wordpress.comReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski - The art thing really kills me. It’s amazing things like that still happen in all sorts of places. People who destroy history are barbarians and should have hot oil poured on them. And bullies? Don’t get me started.ReplyCancel

  • Haralee Weintraub - I am with you 100%! On the regurgitation issue when people say, “In Other Words”, I understood the first words. Really .ReplyCancel

  • Myke Todd - Quite an impressive list here. I love lists. I was not expecting it to be so serious, but soon came to realize, you were not playing on this post. For the record, I could never be this serious for such a post, because I would get so mad I could not contain myself. You did well, maintaining focus, focusing on things that matter. Good for you. And, further, for the record, nothing here I do not agree with.

    If I was to create such a list, my main one would be tambourines and those who force me to listen, by including them on music tracks I am compelled to listen to. I despise them, with all my being.

    I once wrote “My Eulogy” and a big part of it was “Dante’s Inferno,” as well as Loreena McKennitt’s “Dante’s Prayer” which has no tambourine, thankfully.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Tambourines. I forgot about those shrill instruments of terror. In fact, I didn’t mention Music at all- though I could of. HipHop comes to mind… As for a rant from you- I would read it! Get on IT!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - As usual, you are right on the money sister! Especially on the abuse.ReplyCancel

  • Rosalind Warren - Cheryl I know I can always rely on you for a good laugh. Got a bunch of good laughs from this one. THANKS. (And I’d add to the list — library patrons who go ballistic when you tell them they owe a fine. It’s free as long as you return it on time. If you bring it back late, you pay. HOW TOUGH IS THAT TO UNDERSTAND??)ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - 11. All of the above. Grrrr…
    Strapping on the gloves for another go at my innocent punching bag as we speak . . .ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - oh my gosh, I’m right with you on all of these! I was just talking to someone about the distruction of art in the middle east. What a freaking nightmare. And yes, all of them are kill worthy! Loved this post!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Boy, you hit the nail right on the head on all of these!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And the list could go on, and on, and…ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Belden - Bullies. OMG. I’m so sick of bullies, be they loud-mouthed oafs or slyly manipulative.
    LOVE this list.ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Hit them all, didin’t you. I have made people angry when I have pointed out a family member could do something different. I didn’t really want them for friends anyway. Good blog.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Oh, I am so with you on all of these. Sigh …ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Mangis - Love this. I need to do this because I agree with you all the way.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Kindred spirits Sandy. We should write a book titled Behaviors Intelligent Women Abhor. I’m sure we could add to it.ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - I think I agree with all those – perhaps with the exception of the ‘saying the same thing twice’ item – I think I might do that, usually because I’m at an age where I often forget what I’ve previously said. And as for the ISIS terrorists we should grab them by the genitals and drop them back in the Dark Age where they belong.ReplyCancel

  • sabina - Hello
    What´s the name of the actress in the photo?
    Thank you very muchReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh jeez…. I don’t know. But she’s pretty awesome!ReplyCancel

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