As of lately I’ve realised that there are 2 types of people who have the ability to really cheese me off:
1) Negative people
You know the types that I’m talking about, those Debbie Downers who put a negative spin on pretty much everything. Those sour-faced people who use the word ‘hate’ like it’s going out of fashion and who moan about the most trivial and insignificant things in their every-day lives. They’re the people who fail to be appreciative of all of the things that they have and instead focus on everything that they don’t. I hate my family, I hate my job, I hate being poor, I hate being fat, I hate my life, blah, blah, blah. Well get off your backside and do something about it then! It’s so draining to be around such misery and yes, if you’re constantly comparing yourself to everyone else on the planet, of course you’ll come up short. I’m not saying that I’m some chirpy little ray of sunshine or anything, but I do generally try to find a silver lining in the low-points that I encounter and I’m smart enough to know that I have a hell of a lot to be thankful for!
2) Selfie addicts
When I’m out and about enjoying myself, the last thing on my mind is to whip my phone out and take a picture of myself. I prefer to savour an experience and take it in by being present. However, these days so many choose to disregard a special moment and instead opt to hold their phones inches away from their faces, squintishly stare into their own eyes and pout like ducks so that they no longer even resemble themselves! Since when have blatant narcissism and vanity become so cool?! It doesn’t even have to be a special moment that they’re attempting to document, a lot of people get bitten by the selfie bug when they’re simply sitting at home doing nothing, (might as well take a selfie) or when they’ve just come out of the shower (might as well take a selfie) or even when they’re catching public transport (might as well take a selfie!) Indeed witnessing train selfies has become a normal part of my commute to work every day and it’s bizarre! In such instances I always feel like doing 4 things: laughing, cringing, crying (for the failure of humanity) and slapping the shameless selfie addict in hopes that it’ll knock enough sense into them that even their iPhone camera flash cannot erase!
Ahhhhhh! Do I feel better after getting that off my chest? EXHALE… yes, yes I do 🙂
13 thoughts on “Cheeses Me Off”
In a lighter vein, let me say what some Punjabi mothers would say: Thand rakh! 🙂 🙂
You can read all 11 things some Punjabi mothers say at http://www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/sounds-familiar-11-things-some-punjabi-mothers-say-578826
Haha I’ve heard that all too often! Thanks for the link it was very relatable 😀
I too hate the selfie addicts and nowadays since snap chat is so hep, every one seems to be busy with that. I hate it even more, especially when you are out with someone and the person is busy with taking his/her snaps/selfies.
You’re so right Priti! Everyone seems to be glued to their phones updating Snapchat and Instagram 24/7. I’m all for taking the odd selfie every now and then, but when you’re out in public and have to stop what you’re doing to pout…it’s not a good look
I feel quite fatigued when I spend time around negative people. There are so many things to be thankful for, no matter the circumstance, we’re alive! The selfie obsession is a mystery to me. I must admit I prefer to be behind the camera. Though, it’s nice to record a memory with someone you rarely see, or if you’re lucky enough to travel with someone you love…but I’m not sure if that counts as ‘Selfie’
I completely agree with everything that you’ve said, thanks for your comment I appreciate it 🙂
I agree with you I used to be a very negative person but little by little I started to be more optimistic and oh boy what a change life is a lot better with a smile. As when it comes to selfies my older sister is one of those people that can’t step out the door without taking one it is annoying.
I’m so glad that you could relate to the post 😀 Here’s to more positivity and less obsessive selfies!
Negative people seriously drain the life out of you. There are some people that are never able to see the good in anything. It’s best to steer clear of these people for your own sanity. Good post!
Thanks for your comment! 🙂
Love this blog.
Thanks Lisa 🙂
I no longer take selfies because they got so bad they scare me witless.