Dear Mean People:

You suck.

How you can spend so much of your energy trying to prove that you are right and everyone else is wrong is beyond me.  Don’t you have laundry to do? Or a dog to walk? Or something productive to spend your time on?

You cause so much trouble and sadness with the yuck you put out in the world.  You wrecked September 11th forever.  My parents celebrate their anniversary on the 11th.  And you made it slightly less joyful for them forever forward.  I hate that about you.

My friend, who is Jewish, posted “G-d bless America” on her Facebook page.  And you, in your intolerance and need to find something negative to say, flamed her for leaving out the “o”. Seriously?  Did it occur to you that how she spells the name changes nothing about the fact that you share the same sentiment?  Nope.  You were angry.  And so RIGHT – that you took a plea for peace and turned it ugly. I hate that about you.

Isn’t there enough crappy stuff that we all have to do in our lives to keep us busy? Do you have to spend a lot of time and words and TV bandwidth to tell me (and everyone else for that matter) that we are doing it WRONG?

I think not.

I am fairly sure that the vast majority of us are doing the best we can with what we’ve got.  We want our kids to be safe and happy. We want our world to last a long long long time.  We don’t want to die.  We don’t want to get sick.  We don’t want other people to be sick or die.

Please, mean people, cut the rest of us some slack and bite your tongue before you make things worse.  There’s enough nasty out there.

Can’t we just get along?

About Kristen

Me: Kristen, 40-something (there's no need to be more specific), suburban mom of 2, working girl, therapeutic writer Addictions: Iced Coffee, FOMO resulting in twitchy compulsion to check FB/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest in an unending loop, texting, hugging my children, yelling at my dog

8 Responses

  1. BC

    Probably not… as pertaining to the question can all just get along… You see, I have seen pro-homosexual people call protesters hateful names because they don’t support Muslims right to build a mosque- all the while Muslims are burning homosexuals…

    How come no one ever said they were “good” Nazis?

    1. Kristen

      But that’s my point exactly – who is actually any better off as a result of that kind of f ed up thing? Can’t we put all that fighting, killing, burning energy into something more positive?? (I know they WON’T – but that doesn”t mean they SHOULDN’T)

      1. BC

        Enjoyed the read by the way…

        But honestly,… and I know most wouldn’t want to hear this… and I truly hate to bring it up… but I really think that a society that “chooses” to abort, or what ever cleansed term someone desires to use, 4000 unviable tissue masses a day, just doesn’t know much about how to be nice. I think, and it is just me, that we have so cheapened life, that it really doesn’t matter… You are correct, let’s put all the killing behind us… So now we should be, starting with YOU! a 100% anti-abortion country!

        And yes, I agree, we aren’t really any better off with all the negative fighting.

        It you can’t be nice to the most indefensible human, then what does that say about us…

        thanks for the insight…… and mean people do suck…

    1. BC

      and sorry, it was not my intent to flame anyone, especially you. I did thank you for the insightful read after all… You just made me think, and that is why I read…

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