5 phrases I hate hearing

14 Jul

There is a time and a place for everything but sometimes what the person next to you might say has the power to either MAKE you or BREAK you, especially if you find yourself in a not so happy place.

Here is my top 5 list of things one should avoid saying when confronting me or any other lunatic alike:

  1. THERE IS SO MUCH WORSE OUT THERE. Gee, thank you for pointing this out, as I am a complete self centered idiot that drowns in INSIGNIFICANT SHALLOW PROBLEMS rather than focusing on the good things in my life. I am well aware of the much worse out there and I really DO enjoy my life. However, there are times that even I, with my so called perfect life, get carried away by problems which make me sad or worry. This is not a competition. This is LIFE.
  2. CALM DOWN. Unfortunately I am neither a robot nor a flawless human being. Sometimes I am frustrated and sometimes I need to get it out there. I will calm down eventually but one thing is for sure. Your suggestion to do so doesn’t bring me there faster. A hug or a simple touch is a much better alternative.
  3. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR KIDS. They are so much fun. This is one of my favorites. Leave your job and your old independent life back, have a kid or two, be a stay at home parent and take care of your kid(s) 24/7 and then come back to me and I will have this talk with you. ONLY then.
  4. I TOLD YOU SO. This is probably the one phrase which triggers the time bomb in me to go ka-boom. I am human. I make mistakes. I learn from my mistakes. End of story.
  5. THIS IS FULL OF CHEMICALS AND SOOOO BAD FOR YOU. Enjoy the simple things in life, right? Unless I feed myself gummy bears for breakfast and chips for lunch everyday please keep the I-care-about-you-so-I-feel-the-urge-to-dictate-what-you-consume comment to yourself. I cook and I eat healthy. Occasionally I eat junk. So the f*ck, what?

Kindly excuse my not so zen like post. I am having one of those days.

until next time

love,

tatu

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10 Responses to “5 phrases I hate hearing”

  1. momtimes4 July 14, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I am with you on this one!

  2. expatsincebirth July 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    You’re so right, Tatu! 😉 Got all of them in the last days and after reading this I feel my “zen” coming back (because I realize I’m not alone!) 🙂 Thanks!

    • wonderlandbytatu July 15, 2013 at 7:22 am #

      that is great! (the getting your zen back that is, not that you got all of them in the last days). I always feel better when I write about what is on my mind and when I see that occasionally it might help someone else even in the tiniest of ways, that makes me super happy! xxx

      • expatsincebirth July 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

        You made me super happy 😉 Hope you’ve had a nice(r) day too xxx

      • wonderlandbytatu July 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

        not really but I am determined to get there, you know??Maybe all I need is to look at it from a different angle.We ll see! xxx

      • expatsincebirth July 16, 2013 at 9:03 am #

        Yes, I think that’s the trick. To take a step back and look at these situations (and people) with a certain “distance” (also an inner one…). Maybe a pair of glasses (choose the color you want :-)) will help too? – Drück dir die Daumen. xxx

  3. nothingbythebook July 15, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    “I told you so” should be illegal. Really. I’m currently in a place where one of my trigger phrases is “So glad things are back to normal” (you know why!), and I’m trying to accept that people say these things not because they are evil or idiots, but because they want to say something, but don’t know what. And the lesson here is: sometimes, instead of saying something, you should just give me chocolate. Or wine. Or chocolate AND wine. Right? Instead of “Calm down” — here’s a glass of wine, my love. 🙂 Instead of “I don’t understand why you complain…” “Here’s some salted-caramel chocolate.”

    • wonderlandbytatu July 15, 2013 at 7:24 am #

      some people have some nerve, and you know what the worst part of it all is?? they have no clue that with their choice of words they actually make you feel a lot, LOT worse.
      Shut up & give me wine, that is SOOOOO much better. Thanks my friend!

  4. ramblingsfromamum July 15, 2013 at 7:44 am #

    you are allowed to have your grumpy pants on 😀 xx

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