Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for Whiners

I don’t know about all you good folks, but I sure see a lot of whining out of people lately. Whining about the president, whining about gas prices, whining on Facebook about having to do yet another load of laundry and whining that the kids won’t behave. Yo. We aren’t seven years old, and so whining makes us look really silly. So, I’m going to dedicate this post to saving whiners a whole lot of time and wasted posts. Here goes:

Yes, we know the DMV sucks donkey balls. I understand that the Lakers lost, again. I know that people drive badly, and that prices are out of control on everything. Every single thing. We already realize that cleaning the house isn’t a whole lot of fun, and that getting up early for work is as about enjoyable a tetanus shot.

Yup, anything that goes wrong in the entire world *is* Obama’s fault. How did you know? Quit whining. Sometimes, Facebook changes things here or there. Please, don’t whine about it. Oh, and the weather is terrible, no matter if it’s hot and sunny or gray and rainy. Quit posting up about it. Weather, weather of all kinds, is horrible. We get it.

There isn’t enough time. Things to do always trumps time to do them in. Please stop whining about there not being enough hours in the day. You aren’t the only one who suffers from lack of time. Oh, and kids? They misbehave. Get used to it, but don’t let us all know every single time Junior acts up. It makes for boring reading.

Some days are just bad days. You wake up late, the boss is angry, you forget your lunch, you sit in traffic, you have a headache that simply won’t go away. Why you people think the rest of the world wants to read about your bad day is beyond me. How about saving those keystrokes for when you have something positive to share? Oh, and I hear that computer screens and migraines are a bad match up. I’m just saying.

If you go to Disneyland, you’ll spend at least half your day waiting in line, and your feet will hurt at the end. Quit whining. Making dinner for the family sometimes goes wrong, or is more work than you expected. Whining on the Internet about it does not change anything. Working out is going to make you sore. Stay fat if you are going to whine about the burn. Being too tired to work any longer means you should go to bed, not open Facebook and whine.

They should create www.whinebook.com so that these folks have a place to vent, and leave Facebook to those of us who want to share fun links and cheery thoughts. Then again, maybe whinebook.com would create so much negative energy in one place on the Web that the whole Internet would disappear. Kinda like dividing by zero.

9 comments:

L.L. Woodard said...

Derek, I think you may be missing some of the purpose of social networking. For a lot of people, it is their outlet to socialize, to commiserate and be commiserated with.

I'm following your blog, so hope to see some positivity down the road.

Christina said...

Hahahah I thought this was funny as shit and I am so with you on the frickin whining. Can we at least get some original whining? Like "damn, a bird shit right in my eye." You NEVER hear that, do you?

Let's set up whinebook.com Have your peeps call mine.

Word Nerd said...

You and I both posted about our dislike for whiners. :O)

I’m A_Z Blogging and my “X” post is right here.

Langley said...

WineBook is a great idea. I agree, lots of people I know use FB as a WB.

I’m A-Z Blogging on Langley Writes about Writing and Langley’s Rich and Random Life

nutschell said...

i think whining is a way for people to vent frustrations which they can't really do anything about. :P it's better than keeping it all inside and going on a killing spree, methinks.
Great meeting you through the A-Z :)

nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Adelle said...

"How about saving those keystrokes for when you have something positive to share?" Like what you're doing with this post? Lol!

Thomas Forthe said...

Lucky for me I am using a wireless keyboard, or hanging by my bootlaces from the ceiling fan,spining in lazy circles might keep me from posting.

If the day were really that bad you think they might not be able to turn on the comp, much less gripe in plain sight.

Eliza said...

Perfect example from Facebook: is very moody today, very short tempered, very irritated, very IDK! ugh grr blah!

And this person will post similar things EVERYDAY!

Michelle L. Devon said...

Are ya whining about facebook? eh? LOL (still wish you wouldn't make me log into my Google account to comment on your blog - you'd get more comments if you had name and url as an option!)