You know, it would be really nice if I could go one day without hearing about Elon Musk. He's a pretty attention-starved person, but I suppose having billions of dollars but no friends can do that to a person. (If you want me to go on about my annoyance with rich folks, we'd be here all day.)
Turns out I'm not the only one with an axe to grind. For that, we can thank Redditor KillerQ97, who asked the online community,
"What are you sick and tired of hearing about?"
"Yes, I stay plugged in..."
"Politics. Yes I stay plugged in, yes I pay attention, yes I have strong opinions, but for the love of God, I don't want every conversation to turn into a debate."
"I don't understand..."
"Cryptocurrencies. I don't understand them, stop trying to get me to throw money into something I can't even wrap my head around."
Yeah... maybe there's something wrong with me but I still don't understand it. Sounds like gibberish.
"My husband loves his job..."
"As a college educator at a state university, I'm tired of hearing my students claim that the only way to be successful, rich, or happy is to go to college. All my students look down on "tech school students." College isn't the answer for everyone. Hell, my husband (a tech school graduate) makes over double what I make in a year, has better health insurance and benefits, and more vacation time. My husband loves his job and has been with the same company for almost 20 years. He isn't even 40 yet and has no regrets."
"When someone does something good..."
"When someone does something good and amazing but the media decides to focus on what gender or sexuality that person was and not the good deed that they did. Honestly, it undermines the hard work the person put in and kicks the good thing they did to the side. It doesn't really matter what gender or sexuality you are as long as you do good things in life."
"How awful humans are. Or how terrible people are. Or how everyone sucks. Yeah, we get it, everyone has the capacity for evil. But a much larger majority of people are thoughtful, kind, and decent."
"People asking when I'm going to get married."
That's pretty aggravating. Why can't people leave others well enough alone?
"If I see..."
"Conspiracy theories. If I see any more damn posts about one, I'm going to start reporting them."
Maybe you should have started reporting them already?
"I'll be excited..."
"Currently in the process of buying my own place. I'm sick of people telling me how "exciting" it is. No. It's stressful. I'll be excited after everything is done and I'm physically moved in."
Nothing about closing on a house seems fun to me. Sounds nightmarish, in fact.
"Men constantly complaining..."
"Men constantly complaining on Reddit that they don't get compliments from random women.
Men can compliment each other. We're not your goddamn free therapists, and as many, many women have explained many, many times, we run the risk of being assaulted or harassed if we compliment random men on the street. This is 100% an issue the dudes need to work out for themselves, but every time it comes up it's just a pity party of men moaning that women aren't taking sole responsibility for their mental health."
"I'm sick of hearing..."
"I'm sick of hearing about people not getting vaccines and not wanting to wear masks. Some people devote their whole lives to talk about this, it seems."
Here's what I've learned today: We could all do with a little more peace and quiet. That sounds like what the majority of us are lacking at the moment.
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"What makes someone bad in bed?"
WHERE TO BEGIN?!
The list is endless.
Half the time all it takes to be better is a little effort.
"What makes someone bad in bed?"
I love sex. But it can be stressful. I've always found connection to be one of the best lessons.
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Take it Slow
"No foreplay and not caring if your partner is enjoying it."
"Proposing mid intercourse."
Talk to Me
"Friction isn’t always a good thing."
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"To this you can add unclipped fingernails."
"And dirty fingernails. Nah, ma'am. I’m betting this is not worth the infection. Thanks."
‘good at sex’
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Sex. Let's be better at it.
Do you have similar experiences to share? Let us know in the comments below.
Love is so elusive these days isn't it?
Who knows what anyone is looking for in the relationship department anymore.
It's all too exhausting.
But people we keep trying.
"Why are you single right now?"
I'm single because I've given up. And I'm good. For now.
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"I put absolutely no effort into meeting someone."
"Hard to meet people when you are a hermit."
"I have too many unsolved issues, i can't in good conscience bring someone else into them."
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"Supply chain issue."
"Best answer here."
That's funny. But it feels oddly true.
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"I'm attracted to many, and unattractive to all."
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"Because my relationships end before they even begin."
"This is my story right here."
Alright. Now that we've laid out all the excuses, let's get to matching with some people.
There is no bigger mystery than what happens to us after we die.
"If heaven exists, what’s the first thing you’d do?"
Overcome with joy
"In all reality?"
"If Heaven exists, like 50% of the awesomeness is just the very fact that it exists."heaven gate GIF by South Park Giphy
A re-match long in the making
"Ask my childhood friend Kevon for a race."
"He used to beat me handily when were younger (9-13) and he’d always brag."
"When I got older and faster I moved away so I was never able to race him again."
"I wanna race him both in our prime."- Abethegreat1
Reunite with loved ones
"Find my husband, give him a huge hug and never let go again."
"Live our forever together."
"I f*cking love him and miss him so much."- jessdfrench
"Embrace my sweet wife and tell her how proud I am of the kids."- RifleShower
"Try to find my brother."
"Man, I miss him."
"He died in 2020 at age 34."- grummlinds1
"Give my mum and dad a big hug."- goonerjack007Miss U GIF by GIPHY Studios OriginalsGiphy
Achieve the "firsts" we never got to do
"Find my son and have a beer with him."
"Something we never got to do in real life."- tanukis_parachute
Hone new skills
"Try to play Smoke on the water on my harp."- Ashtar-the-Squid
The joy of doing nothing
"Rest."- BanzaikoowaidCare Free Black Girls GIF by AuroraDrawsGiphy
Live on without pain
"Enjoy my healthy back without pain."- Knackbein_
Who knows what's in store for us after our lives come to an end.
But the first word in that term can be misleading.
Indeed, some "fun facts" reveal information that isn't remotely "fun" in the slightes.
What's a 'fun fact' that isn’t fun at all?"
Ironically, something you likely don't think about...
"Your brain blocks you from feeling your organs moving around inside you."- Aydengeist06
Try watching Finding Nemonow...
"Only one in a thousand sea turtles born actually make it to adulthood."- Sebs_123
Shocking new light on an age old classic
"In the books, Stuart Little was never explicitly called a mouse."
"He's pretty much described as a deformed mouse-esque person born form human parents."- Red_Beard47stuart little mouse GIF by VIASAT3Giphy
Nature running it's course...
"There's a bird that feeds its younger offspring to the eldest."- Teacup_Cult
I have no allergies... yet
"Not very fun."- smallemochick
Those poor, innocent creatures.
They'd still be here if they weren't so delicious...
"Giant tortoise meat was supposedly better tasting than chicken."
"It's fat tasted better spread on bread than butter."
"Not to mention, because they evolved without humans, they were easy to hunt."
"You could tie one to your back, and roll another to the ship and they would just let you."
"Conversely, the dodo, while as easily captured by sailors, tasted awful."
"It was completely unpalatable."
Don't forget the nose plugs
"Antarctica smells like penguin poop."
"Antarctica is a desert, it is too cold for bacteria to live."
"Nothing there to clean up penguin droppings."
"If you are close enough to see penguins, you will also smell them."- gummby8
Makes those long lines so worth it...
"The TSA missed 96% of contraband during an inspection in 2015."- omegasix321All Falls Down Tsa GIF by Kanye WestGiphy
Oh yeah, probably not....