But something recently reminded me of this, and so for Three on Thursday, I decided I would share Three Things That Have Not Made Me Popular:
1. I do not believe that "All Women Are [fill in the blank]." Why do I not believe this? Because all people are not all anything, except maybe our skeletons. I'm all for uplifting and supporting women, but I refuse to think All Women Are Noble when I know they are not. Just like - and I'm sorry if this shocks you - All Knitters Are Nice is not true. I know plenty that are terrible people. It happens.
2. There are areas of the country that, on the whole, I do not like. I am sure there are people there I would like, and that I could become friends with, but unless I have to go where they are, I'll never find out. I know it's probably based on certain personal prejudices of mine, but nonetheless there you are. And to be perfectly honest, there are a couple of places that if I found out I had to move there again, I would require constant and heavy sedation. But you know what? It would never occur to me to say it to anyone other than The Tim and the critters, because I know it's ridiculous. And I know that I would somehow manage to survive if I had to live/live again in these places. That is what complaining is for, right??
3. A friend's mother posted this on social media the other day:
Before moving on with this one, let me say that I get it - people should not spend their lives living in fear. And I know that so many of us are really sick of this whole pandemic thing.
But ... NOPE. NO NO NO NO. Here is how I responded:
"I appreciate what you are trying to say here, but I think it's best to not get together with family you have not seen or been around this year. I don't feel it's worth it to create the possibility that it will be everyone's last Christmas."
Granted, I would normally keep this to myself, but I feel really strongly about this whole thing. Covid cases are leaping exponentially, and at least here in Philadelphia (you know, voting cheater country), we have been told that a majority of cases have originated with family gatherings since people are tired of staying apart. Would I LOVE the chance to see my family this holiday season, or anytime soon? You bet. Will I? NO.WAY.
Anyway, let's just suffice it to say it didn't go over well. And I have lost no sleep over that. (Over other stuff, of course, but not this.)
Thanks, by the way for your comments over my illness/reaction to my shingles vaccine. I'm feeling much better, and it was of course way better than getting shingles again because they are awful. But really, did that all even need to happen? Of course not!
Have a good one today, however you can.