Mean People Suck

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Attitude | Posted on 04-10-2012

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Mean People Suck…and I am one of them.

I have a “Mean People Suck” bumper sticker on my car. I put it on because I had wanted to make a “nice” statement. As in: “don’t be an asshole.” I don’t like when people are condescending and rude and overly-critical. I don’t like when people put me down just so they feel better.

When the sticker went on, my husband eye-rolled and thought I was being cheerleadery. Give me an N. Give me an I. Give me a C. Give me an E. 🙂

My children liked it because, well, anytime you can say “suck” is just plain fun.

I like to be nice. I treat people nicely. I teach my kids to be nice.

But who am I kidding? Lately, I haven’t been acting that nice. Here are a few examples from this week alone:

  • I bought a new purse. I took it for a spin. That same evening, my Chipotle rice bowl tipped over and spilled salsa throughout my new purse. In all the nooks and crannies. Was I pissed! I wiped the purse down but the smell wouldn’t come out. So I returned the salsa-purse to Macy’s the next day. Hoping the sales clerk didn’t take a sniff. Net: mean.
  • I bought groceries at Safeway. The cashier asked if I wanted to “round up” for breast cancer. I answered, “no thank you.” What??!! I said no to finding a cure for breast cancer? Net: mean.
  • There was an elderly woman trying to cross the street. She was standing on the corner waiting for the traffic to ease up. I was late picking up my son from tumbling class so I didn’t stop for her. What a bitch thing to do. Net: mean.

So guess what? I took that Mean People Suck bumper sticker off my car. I didn’t want to be a hypocrite. And, really, I couldn’t stand the pressure of being nice all the time. Maybe a better bumper sticker for me is:

It’s OK for Nice People To Be Mean, Sometimes

What would your bumper sticker say?

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Comments (4)

Bah, it’s impossible to be nice all the time. And those that are? Don’t they make you just want to vomit and punch something 😉 I’m sure you’re a lovely person 99.9% of the time.

Hahahaha! And you’re right. But better notch me down to 89.9%. 🙂

XO,
Pippi

It’s still higher than my percentage 😉

OK, I’m probably more: 79.9% nice and 20.8% mean. Ha!

Reality bites,
Pippi

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