25 Things I Wish I Could Say To Various People [Rant Post] – Updated

You know, I have several draft posts started of actual, thoughtful content and instead I’m doing a barely coherent rant instead. For privacy, I’m not going to give context or anything – this will just be a list of things I wish I could say to various different people because I can’t say this to their faces:

Current mood. Image by succo from Pixabay
  1. The world does not revolve around you. I have a lot of other shit going on and, while I care about you, the things that you are deeply concerned with are not things that are a primary focus for me.
  2. I love you, but your internal moral code is deeply fucked up.
  3. If your job is screwing up your moral code that much, get a new job. Honestly, you should have gotten a new job years ago.
  4. Actually, I am not looking forward to Rosh Hashanah. At all. It’s just that all the other options sucked more.
  5. In general, I think Imposter Syndrome is a stupid, useless concept and I am very much not a subscriber to this concept at all (this deserves its own non-rant post). However, in your case, I actually wish you struggled more with Imposter Syndrome. You are really not as good as you think you are.
  6. You are so fucking conceited it is unreal.
  7. I don’t think your “demanding better customer service story” puts you in a good light. People are only responding positively to it because you’re young, pretty, and liberal. If you were older, you’d be a Karen.
  8. Based on what you’ve told me, I’m not surprised you didn’t get promoted. Yes, I think your company is being unfair generally, but also, I think it’s partly your own fault.
  9. Your poetry is not as good as you think it is.
  10. In general, your writing is not as good as you think it is.
  11. People who have not been in the workplace for decades do not give good workplace advice. I have, in fact, actually changed jobs more than once in my career. Don’t pretend like we’re giving equally valid advice.
  12. Notice how I was right about your brother. The rest of you were all wrong. I was right the whole time.
  13. The position you’re taking now on this issue is exactly the same as the one you berated [insert name] for having years ago. It’s fine to change your mind. But you owe [insert name] an apology.
  14. Just because you are bad at something does not mean that as a skill, it is inherently worthless.
  15. What you are doing is not helpful. In fact, I do not appreciate it, and I do not want you to do it.
  16. I do not believe a single word you say. I don’t think you’re lying; I just think you are wrong.
  17. How the hell can you afford that?
  18. I disagree with your position, and I think you picked a stupid hill to die on.
  19. But setting that aside, even if I agreed with you, I think you shot yourself in the foot because the point you were trying to make was badly argued and badly written. No wonder they disagreed with you.
  20. I don’t really want to hang out with you.
  21. I just don’t trust you.
  22. You do care about that which you claim not to care about. Just fucking admit it already.
  23. You are a selfish bastard. But you know what? I can be selfish too. Watch me.
  24. You’re right. I don’t want to do this with you. I’m only doing this because I have to.
  25. You are the reason I want to move.
I like this image so I’m going to post it again so that this post isn’t just a block of text. Image by succo from Pixabay

I’m not really a “writing as therapy” person. I can’t decide if this made me feel better or worse.

PSA: If you haven’t gathered, there’s a lot going on and I don’t really have the bandwidth for much blogging or other projects right now.

Side note / discussion question: I’m really digging that rant-y face image. Should I make this my new avatar? Should I start posting more profanity, unpopular opinion, and rant-y shit on my blog so that I can justify using this rant-y face as my avatar? Let me know in the comments.


Blogger-friend Roy made me a cool rant-y face graphic!

Thanks Roy! Check out Roy’s blogs on Blogger and WordPress


  1. I know most of the people (or a version thereof) you’re writing about
    Love the rant emoji. Go for it!
    Another topic for a possibility is How can you possibly support the politics of fill in the blank!!??

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    • Ah, so we know the same people then. I feel for you.

      You know what’s funny? I almost can’t be fazed anymore by stupid or offensive political opinions. I feel like I’ve become completely desensitized and dispassionate. ILike nothing in politics is going to shock me anymore because I’ve lost the capacity to be shocked. It’s weirdly not something I feel compelled to rant about. But by all means, add it to your rant list!

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  2. You do have a lot going on. I like the ranty face, but then again, I’m one who says “everything sucks” and “stupid everything” multiple times a day. I love the song “Life Sucks Then You Die!” I vote for the ranty face avatar and more pissing and moaning posts. You are quite entertaining when you rant.

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  3. I love the idea of a ranty face avatar for you, but I’m not sure this is the right one as it seems to be saying “no swearing,” which is fucking ridonkulous! I enjoy all your posts, but in particular your rants. They seem much more real than the positive, uplifting shit many post ~ to be fair, I sometimes post positive, uplifting shit too, but that’s only to offset my constant bitching.

    Mine: how the fuck can you still support THAT ASSHOLE!

    Also: get a job, for fuck’s sake. Rent out a room in your house. Don’t beg for money on the internet. Ugh!

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  4. I suspect I think 9 and 10 a lot, about myself as well as other people.

    Number 12 sounds really sinister. Like it really means, “Notice how I was right about your AXE MURDERER brother. The rest of you were all wrong. I was right the whole time ABOUT THE BRUTAL AXE MURDERS.”

    I quite like the ranty face, but I like the quizzical dog too. Also, after five and a half years on WP, I probably should get an icon.

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    • #12 happens to be more like, the decisions said brother made were, in my opinion, bad, whereas everyone else said they were brilliant (and I was right) vs. a story of gruesome crime. Granted, becoming an axe murderer is *also* a bad life decision. But in this case, it wasn’t so evil or dramatic.

      I found my quizzical dog avatar on Pixabay.

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    • It did feel good to get it out, although to be fair, it would have felt so much more satisfying to actually say this to the 10-15 people in question! Except that conversation would not go the way I would hope it would in my imagination and it would likely blow up in my face. Which would not be satisfying. Sigh….


  5. In reflecting on what you wrote for point #4 (“I am not looking forward to Rosh Hashanah. At all. It’s just that all the other options sucked more”), I thought to myself, that traditions rule. Shalom.

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  6. If life is all about ranting, i say go for it in regards to the avatar. As for blogging ya either will lose a chunk of your audience, gain more, get a crap load of unwanted advice or heaps of praise because people feel the same as you. Basically do what YOU want 😁

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  7. Modified the cursing angry face pic to remove the checkerboard background–that was a remnant from the GIF file which was supposed to denote transparency–not a feature in JPG. Anyway, glad you like it and have a use for it!

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