Stream Of Consciousness
Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-16 17:11:40
ID: 57195
In response to a confession. This. When I read "have your extra income and extra sleep and nice clothes" I literally snorted. I don't have extra income. I work paycheck to paycheck. I don't get extra sleep. My work schedule requires me to be there by 6:30 am and I take care of my elderly Grandma early on the weekends (but I guess I'm unencumbered). As for nice clothes, I shop at Walmart. Be jealous of my kidfree life, y'all! It's mighty spectacular!
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-16 16:22:34
ID: 57255
I have a ravenous appetite, it's out of control. I'm super short so I have to watch every calorie and eat healthy, lots of veggies, chicken breast, etc.. otherwise I'd be severely obese. But I can outeat almost everyone, even big burly men. It sucks. On the few days here and there that I let myself have free reign I probably easily inhale 5000+ calories. That's why I don't do it often. No medical conditions either. Just a hearty appetite.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-16 16:18:42
ID: 57254
I feel bad for anyone affected by hurricanes, but makes me wonder why anyone would choose to live that close to the water, knowing that there is a high probability of losing everything. I would be a nervous wreck. I know everywhere has a risk of something, but it just seems like it's almost expected when you live on a coast. Not if, but when.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-14 12:49:23
ID: 57224
I might get my overtime at work eliminated because my coworker has kids and her husband lost his job, and they might also give her the more lucrative shifts.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-14 00:44:46
ID: 57218
The library in our new town doesn't have self-check kiosks like our old one did. This means I have to deal with chatty librarians seeing which books I'm getting and providing commentary on them. I really, really don't need that. I want my self-check library kiosks back, dammit.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-14 00:16:33
ID: 57216
You know what I've always wondered? Why is there a stigma associated with getting hearing aids as you get older? I feel like there's more negativity associated with getting a hearing aid than with having to get glasses.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-14 00:14:29
ID: 57214
In response to a confession. I also chuckled at the thought that CF people are somehow rich and unencumbered. I'm CF and DH and I are most definitely not rich. We do have a nest egg to retire with, but I think most of our friends with kids maybe just have more debt than we do...so maybe we're better off financially, but not necessarily rich. Also, I have parents who need a lot of help and caregiving and I most definitely do not have zero obligations. Lots of assumptions there--let's just leave it at "CF lives are different than lives with children, but not easier".
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-13 19:22:42
ID: 57211
went to the dentist and the hygienist told me that i had pretty teeth and that's a big deal because "i look at teeth all day". I really appreciated the compliment. I grew up poor and my family couldn't afford to take us to the dentist. I had crooked, problem teeth most of my life. I was made fun of and too ashamed to smile. I spent a few years and a lot of money fixing everything once I became an adult and was able to finally afford it. It was one of the best investments ever and made a huge positive impact on my self-esteem and life.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-12 16:04:32
ID: 57194
I'm not one of those people that goes on facebook and says something about how I'm having a really shitty day, feeling down, today sucks, I hate everybody, and then gives no details. I'm not the kind of person to broadcast to the entire FB world that I'm having a shitty day and feeling low, at all. So I guess I'm gonna do it here. Today sucks. I'm feeling low, and it's a shitty day. Work is going shitty, family stuff has just got me like, Fuck it! Do what you want I don't care anymore!, and I have to go to an event tomorrow that I don't want to go to and all I wanna do is lay in bed. Fuck this whole day right in the face. If I could punch a day in the face it would be today.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-12 01:48:08
ID: 57179
In response to a confession. I think that most of us agree that the "children are money pits" post was a little over the top, but honestly, this isn't much better. It's super weird to me that childfree people are thought of as being wealthy. Thanks for the kind assumption, but most of us are normal human beings, living our lives, working at jobs we don't really love to keep the lights on. I don't remember the last time I went on vacation or bought something expensive, because I honestly can't afford to. And my life is far from unencumbered (wtf, lol). I also don't remember the last time I gave any thought to how parents live. Sorry if I sound rude. I just forget sometimes how the world views me because I don't have kids. Also, if you think CF people judge parents, the most judgemental stuff I've ever heard directed at parents has come from other parents.
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