Venting

I was going to entitle this post “Things I Hate” but then backed down from it.  Let’s just say I want to share some things that irritate me.  Please don’t be offended or take it too seriously.  It’s all just little irritants.

So here goes.  Things that drive me crazy:

1. People that assume obese people just need to ‘get up off their buts’ and all their problems would magically melt away.

2. People that assume skinny people are healthy

I hate dieting

3. Anyone who makes exercise seem easy.  If I lost a pound everytime someone said ‘lose 10 lbs in 10 days’ I’d be half my weight.

4. Anyone who makes dieting sound easy.

5. People who feel sorry for me because I am single and oh wouldn’t I be happier with a man.

6. People that assume I will meet someone just because I lost weight.  Tell that to all my married plus size girlfriends and my single skinny friends.

7. People that assume I have tons of free time because I am single.

I hate dieting

8. People who think I don’t work as hard because I telecommute (try having your job staring you in the face 24/7)

9. People who think a single woman over 30 must be a lesbian if she doesn’t date.

10. The stereotype of the bitter, lonely, cold, icy, working woman. (Seriously, how many movies do we have to see that in?)

11. That an overweight person is somehow less intelligent, caring, diligent or thoughtful because of their weight.

I hate dieting

12.  That diabetes is the fault of the individual not genetics.  Really isn’t stigma just another word for stereotype? How about instead of treating someone as less because of their disease we support them.

13. People who lump the tea party in with terrorists, extremists, fascists. Disagree with their ideas fine but let’s only call actual terrorists, terrorists.

14. People who cant rationally discuss a topic without getting defensive or resorting to name calling.  (I hate it when the only thing people will talk about is movies or gossip. I like talking about movies but have something to say about them and be prepared to discuss your opinion.)

I hate dieting

15. People who flake out on group projects, callings, assignments. I hate it when I have to babysit or micromanage others.

16.  People that are compliment ruiners (“Its no big deal”).

17.  Also, one-uper’s.  Meaning someone I tell I swam 1.2 miles and they say “I backpacked 20 miles for 10 days in the desert sun…”)

18.  People who spend more time reading about Kim Kardashian then actual important issues such as the problems in Europe or Libya.

I hate dieting

19. People who talk during movies or criticize what I’m watching on television while I’m watching it.  I don’t need the audio commentary!

20. People who tell me I’m throwing my money away on rent.  Tell that to all the people in Vegas who have seen home devaluation by 66% since 2007!

Anyway, that’s off my chest.  What things drive you up the wall?  Most of these items are culturally based stereotypes or assumptions.  This makes them especially difficult to counteract.

Did I mention I hate dieting?

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