Wednesday, October 20, 2010

There are rants, and then there are rants

This is sort of a harmless little ol' rant.

At least, I think it is!

Sometimes, though, once I get started I can get kinda wound up, and it "could" end up a full fledged crazy woman rant.  We'll see how this one goes.

Drama Queens.

Do you hate 'em?!

I just hate 'em!

for real.

Now, granted - it IS fun to be a Drama Queen once in awhile.  And okay - I admit it - I turn into one when I have a major rant.  But, I don't live that role daily.  For one thing, it's exhausting!  And for another,  it's boring.

I'm as bored to death by them as William Holden playing Joe Gillis here is by Gloria Swanson's Norma Desmond.

Actually, I adore Norma Desmond.  Sadly, though, the Drama Queens I've encountered haven't a smidgen of the flair she had.

I mean, IF you're gonna be a Drama Queen; at least be entertaining with it.

Keep me on the edge of my seat wondering what on earth might come next.

Instead, I get whiners who want to start every single conversation with a tale about how busy they are at work (sigh), or how sick they've been (so sorry, sigh).  Now, I don't mean to sound un-sympathetic.  If this weren't a pattern with some people I would be ever so sympathetic.  But these are the people you have to wonder how on earth they ever find the time to pee they're so over-worked.  Or how they ever have time to enjoy a sunset 'cause they're always so sick.  It's pitiful.  And I guess that's my rant.  Pitiful just bores me to tears.

Does it you?  Or am I just mean mean mean?

oooh - Mean People!  I REALLY hate mean people!  So, I hope I'm not one.  Well, okay - sometimes I can be.  But only when pushed and I feel the need to push back.  (that's fair?  right?).

I try to keep one rule in mind when I use Meanderings and Muses to vent.

For every rant, I try to mention something I like.

Well, I like the old bumper sticker that says "Mean People Suck."

And I love "Sunset Boulevard."

What do you love?

What do you hate?


Jill said...

I love your post! I think some people are so busy that they forget to live.

I love everything about where I live.
I strongly dislike people who constantly complain about living in this area and just won't leave.

LJ Roberts said...

I love waking up to a foggy morning, as I did today. Fog removes the hard edges and sharp colors of everything I see and gives the illusion of a world that is just a bit softer, quieter and more gentle. It may not last long, but it calms my soul and lifts my spirits. Unless I have to drive somewhere. Then, all bets are off!

Canberra Dilettante said...

I love YOU, Kaye. So there!

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Jill - I agree. And this reminds me of something Lewis Grizzard, the funniest journalist to ever come out of Atlanta, GA, used to say to people if they talked badly about the south - "Go Home. Delta is ready when you are."

LJ - what a lovely way to describe a foggy morning!

Canberra Dilettante (Sara??!) - I love you back, honey!

bo parker said...

What do I hate?
I've decided to replace hate by saying I just don't understand or appreciate some things. I promptly forget them.
What do I love?
You'll have to go to to see for yourself. Some things are impossible to put into words.

Vicki Lane said...

You know what's weird, Kaye? There used to be any number of personality types that really annoyed me. But now that I'm a writer, I just look at them as potential characters in my books.

And I love being back home!

Rachel Brady said...

I love sleeping cuddled up to my little boy. I hate stepping in something wet when I'm wearing socks.

Great pictures in this post!

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Bo - LOVE this blog!!! did you take the pictures? So, not only are you a talented wordsmith, you're quite the photographer!!

Everyone - stop by and see what Bo loves -

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Vicki, you and Bo are so much nicer than I am.

As much as I would love to be able to say, like Bo, I just don't understand mean people, I just can't. I do know "hate" is a strong word, and a "stronger" emotion, so I probably don't mean it as strong as it could be, but it's the word that just falls forth from my lips.

And ooooh - yes, I can certainly see some annoying characters finding their way into books. They certainly can make for some terrific fiction.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Rachel, hi!!!

Awww - I love this.

You've certainly named both ends of the love/hate spectrum, for sure.

What is nastier that wet socks?! Yuck!

And nothing sweeter than a much loved little one.