Credit when Credit is due

I have one Aunt who is the ex sister in law to my Mum. They stayed friends after my parents split. I don’t want to go into too much details, but they can be pains in the behind.

Now I don’t know who follows me on Instagram, or reads what I write here. But I made a video post last week, talking about how tired I was, but happy. Being a casual I can go a whole week without work. So working all week, during business hours is thrilling for me (and my bank account). At the same time though, it makes me tired, because I’m not used to it. It does actually give me anxiety, I get worried I’ll get sick and lose work…I get anxiety while being at work.

I digress…

So last week I made a video telling people all this…I got two comments…One from a random stranger, with a finger emoji pointing at their profile, the other was from my Aunt. Saying “Well, think about your Mum working that all the time”.

Please, shut up…Did I mention that I did not know this or something? Did I mention that I don’t know my Mum works that? What exactly am I supposed to say about that? So I deleted the post. I was so annoyed. I wasn’t TALKING about MY Mum. I was talking about MY anxiety, what happens to ME and how I was worried.

How many of you have seen as “Time Goes By”? It’s an British comedy, starring Judi Dench. Judi Dench’s character is called “Jean”. Jean has a sister-in-law called Penny, whose always going around Jean “Poor Jean” It is amazing how this Aunt always manages to make MY issues about MY mother. Most of the time I literally don’t know what to say when that happens. It’s really annoying because she does this a lot on Facebook and Instagram, my Mum gets annoyed with it too.

My mum and I actually make fun of them quiet a bit. I can’t begin to tell you how many times my Mum and I have been sitting together. Getting texts from my Aunt and her son, my cousin, and they are telling us the same story at the same time. But it’s like they don’t live together? They’ll tell us about the ‘incident’ from their side. Like my Aunt will go on about my cousins ro vice versa and my mum and I are sitting there going to each other “Yes, we know W just told us that”. Or they’ll tell us things we obviously already know. Like my Mum’s 60th is coming up, so she made a Facebook invitation. Every time someone writes something on the FB invitation, my Aunt will tell my Mum. Like “yes, we can see that for ourselves”.

The Majority

I read a post recently and I had to unfollow the Blogger and her posts, but it was for a very unusual reason. I have this weird “thing” (don’t know if you would call it a habit or what) but when someone groups a bunch of people together or says something like “the majority of people on this post/blog” etc. It instantly turns me off, as a lot of the times I haven’t actually agreed with what the writer has even written.

For more a perspective on what I’m talking about I will give people a bit of a warning and a heads up. If you don’t like “wolf-whistling” turn away now!!! …

I don’t get morally outraged at a wolf whistle, I just don’t and sometimes it has made my day. For example, I had an ex who was literally telling me I should be more like the other girls “I should dress more like this girl” or “Why can’t you do your nails like this girl”. So you know one time I went for a walk and I got wolf-whistled by a guy. Just me, just little old why-can’t-I-be-like-all-the-other-girls got wolf whistled and I am not ashamed to say that it made me feel better and I went home that day instead of staying with the guy who thought I should be like the “other girls”. I am now with a guy who makes me feel so beautiful that when someone does wolf whistle me it doesn’t phase me.

Now guaranteed if some person wolf whistled and said “Show me your t&its” I would think that person is gross, but I would just keep walking, it wouldn’t upset my day. It makes me feel “unwomanly” though when other woman get morally outraged at me that I don’t get offended by it. I just don’t. I think there are definitely worse things you can say to a woman than a wolf whistle. I just don’t let strangers affect me? I am more affected by my boyfriend telling me that I should be somebody else.

Back to the topic, even in High School I was like that. I might be showing my age by sharing this with you all by when everyone else like Taylor Hanson, I liked Isaac. When everyone else like Nick Carter, I liked Brian. I think that it’s one of my weirdest thought patterns.