Silver Lining: Things I just can't get behind

October 17, 2014

Things I just can't get behind

There are some trends and habits that I totally get. Everyone's burning love for the fall season, girl scout cookies, and Pinterest, for example. But there are some things that are super popular that I just DON'T GET. We all have our weird things, and these are mine! My friend Danica recently did a post about things she hates (see it here), and I knew I just had to make a list of my own. Buckle up for a crazy lady venting about weird things!






This picture has nothing to do with the post, except to illustrate the fact that clearly,
I don't get things that normal people get ;)

Dogs elevated to human status.  I realize I'm mortally offending at least four of my closest friends by saying this, but dogs are not humans. (Please, friends, still love me?) If the statement "dogs are man's best friend" applies to you, don't you think you need more friends? I actually really like dogs, and I think they can be great companions, but I guess I've never had a relationship with a dog that comes close to a relationship with a best friend. Also, I don't get why dogs need clothes, because they have centuries of evolutionary adaptations, aka fur, to keep them warm. Maybe if I grew up with a dog I'd get why people sometimes say they're parents, only to reveal that what they mean is they're dog owners? One of my dog-loving readers, help me understand this!

Halloween.  I don't know why, but I've never really liked this holiday. I mean, I guess it's fun to dress up and get candy and such? I can't ever get into the Halloween spirit very much, but I wish I could! Dry ice cauldrons and making a cool costume would be super fun, but I'm just not into it. It's not you, Halloween, it's me.

Chevron.  I once owned a chevron patterned lanyard for work, but that's where my chevron career starts and stops. I feel like I'm majorly underperforming in this category, since everyone's laptop wallpapers and Christmas decorations and leggings and living rooms and firstborn sons are chevron patterned these days. And have you seen GroopDealz lately? Every third item is chevron! Do you think this is a passing trend or something that's here to stay?

Sandwiches.  I know, this one is so weird. I'm the type of person who would rather eat turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and bread separately than combined on a sandwich. Subway? Never once craved it. I'll eat a sandwich if someone makes one for me, but I'm never in the mood for one.

Abbreviating words. Totes cray cray adorbs, obvs. HAS NO ONE READ 1984?? Remember how our communication, and then the world, will come crashing down around us if we stop using actual language to express ourselves??? Yes, I am paranoid about this. Yes, I realize it's not healthy. Also, hours spent explaining to students that "2" and "u" are not real words has gotten to me.


So there you have it: weird things I just can't get behind. Now it's your turn! Are you with me on anything on my list? What's on your list?


22 comments:

  1. I love all those things, but we can still be friends :) And I don't elevate dogs to human status, I just regular like them. I think sometimes dogs make great friends because they love unconditionally and never judge. And they get excited to see you after you've been gone for 5 minutes. What human does that? Matt's like, jeeze, you're back already? Plus you can cry all you want in front of them and they don't think you're weird. Maybe we should change the adage to "dogs are a crying, super hormonal teenage girl's best friend?". Doesn't have quite the same ring.
    Don't worry, chevron is already on its way out! I think by next year we'll be mostly chevron free.
    Chick fil a is a thing I can't get behind. I'm the only mom I know of who doesn't like it.

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    1. I totally hear that. I'm sure if I grew up with a dog, I'd understand why people like them better than humans sometimes, ya know?

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  2. That's not to say that only teenage girls can have dogs as friends. I'm just saying mine helped me out a lot as a teenager :) Don't want to offend anyone!

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    1. Oh don't worry, I'm sure I mortally offended lots of people because I like dogs better than humans :) You're fine!

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  3. I right there with you on dogs, sandwiches and Halloween. I think it's weird chevron is essentially trending in the world…I'm pretty sure up until a year ago it was just called zig zag pattern and showed up from time to time so I can appreciate it in small doses!

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    1. I agree! Luckily, I think it's on its way out, and we can go back to normal patterns soon :)

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  4. I can't stand chevron anything. I could never get behind that. Ugh I hate it.

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    1. I guess I just don't appreciate chevron? Either way, I'm glad there are lots of other pretty patterns in this world :)

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  5. I am so with you on the "dogs as kids" things, and also Halloween. It is my least favorite holiday!

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    1. Glad I'm not alone! In my opinion, Halloween is a place filler before the real holidays start.

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  6. I totally agree with the things about dogs. Dogs are not people, no matter how much people say. I think there is a huge difference between being a parent and a 'dog-parent.' I loved growing up with my dog, don't get me wrong, dogs are great, but I totally agree about dogs not being better than people.
    And the chevron of course too. I am so glad that trend is on its way out. I just don't know how it ended up everywhere overnight!
    A new one for me is the half-up top knots I keep seeing. It looks like someone forgot to finish straightening their hair! :)

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  7. I'm not a big Halloween fan, don't like sandwiches all that much... And I definitely can't stand abbreviated words or text talk!

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  8. Hate chevron (even though our carseat canopy is! Oops!) and the dogs are humans thing. Also...people tying jackets and shirts around their waists. Not cute!

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  9. HA! totally guilty of numbers 1 and 5.

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  10. Halloween isn't really my thing even, I'm all for autumn - best season ever - but could happily skip Halloween.

    I'm no trend forecaster, but I definitely think chevron is just that, a trend. I don't see it lasting lengths, I give it until next summer. Who knows? I could very eat those words but I'm not for chevron being plastered over anything and everything. It's cute and all, but no.

    Yes, yes, yes, I hate text talk ever since I was a teenager!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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  11. HAHAHA! Love this. I have always felt so alone on the sandwiches things - now we stand together! Thanks for the shoutout! You're the cutest.

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  12. ACK I'm totz with you on the chevron thing (see what I did there?). Also I echo what Jessica said... what's with the flannel shirt tied around the waist trend? Just goofy if you ask me!

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  13. I feel the same way about chevron!

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  14. HA. Pretty sure we should be friends. Just wrote a similar post today. #wishingchevronwoulddie

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