Things I never do

8:47 AM

+ Answer my (work) desk phone. What do you think email and/or IM is for?  To be honest, I don't even know what my voicemail password is and that damn red blinking light is driving me crazy.

+ Answer my home phone.  The only reason why I still have a landline is because of my mother...otherwise text/Whatsapp me, please.

+ Shop at stores like Hollister or American Eagle...even though I want to because damn, those tops are cute but I'm 41 and 41yr old women have no business dressing like a college student.

+ Read anyone's rants on Facebook; I just scroll right past.  Facebook should have a rule: only "shares" of DIY hacks or funny trolling memes/gifs allowed.  Same with Twitter.



+ Watch/listen to the news.  I get my "news" from Twitter because I can get the gist in 140 characters or less.  I don't need to know in gory detail how awful this world really is.

+ Take the 'bait'...you know those people who post or message cryptic shit in hopes that people will ask about it?  I am not one of those people who ask about it because I do not give two shits.
I know a woman who does this every.time - on Whatsapp, Facebook and basically on any form of social media. Even when she talks or messages me directly about something and 'happens' to throw in her strange comment, I don't even bother to respond to it.  See above .gif.

+ Finish a shitty book.  Life is too short for shitty books and I hate wasting my time.  I've already returned 3 library books after page 51 because the story didn't capture me fast enough.

+ Take shit from anyone. And I mean anyone; even family members. I'm kind and polite to everyone until they get rude...then they get a mouthful from me.

What are some things you never do?

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21 comments

  1. Ha! Yes so much yes. Dont answer my work phone ever unless its my daughter or my mother. I do however occasionally shop at Hollister for basics and workout clothing...but that's because I work for the parent company and get a sweet discount!

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  2. I NEVER pick up my cell phone ever. I get so annoyed when people call me. I absolutely HATE talking on the phone. I have to do it at work (like all day) so when I'm not working I do not want to talk on the phone. I get so annoyed when people call, couldn't you text me that?? haha

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  3. I love that you don't take shit from people.
    I freakin' hate when people vague-book. Either put the whole story on Facebook/IG/whatever or don't. None of this- "Send good vibes. We're in for some big changes this week"-crap or whatever.

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  4. I never answer my work phone either, and we have a house phone too since the cell service suckssssss on the 1st floor. I don't answer that either unless it's my husband or my mom. Everyone else goes to voice mail :-P

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  5. haha - I am the same way with the phone - just email me or text. I really dont want to talk. I'm happy not hearing your voice.

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  6. Hell to all the yes on those last two! I can't be bothered with shitty books. Why, just why?

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  7. I used to like the phone but after a job where every call was someone whining or needing me to do something for them, I began to dread it. Like now when it rings now, I get anxious. So I'm all for email and texting. It's okay when it's my parents because that's how they roll and I know it. Everyone else can call. :D I struggle with the whole DNF thing. I keep thinking it will get better (very rarely ever happens) and I struggle to let go, which is probably the bigger reason. I don't read Facebook rants either because they typically make my head explode! And I hate that cryptic shit too. I get you can't always broadly share certain things if your life but share with those you can and zip your lip socially until you can share your so called "good" news.

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  8. Most things on this list, especially playing the cryptic shit game. No.

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  9. i wish i had your giving up on shitty books talent. i say life is too short for bad books as i am trudging through a bad book i refuse to give up on. haha.
    screw cryptic shit people. hate them. i ignore them too. bye felicia.

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  10. Vague-book is worst! Either tell us the whole story or don't even bring it up!

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  11. I agree on the shitty books. I used to fight my way through them until I took a second one day to ask why... I had no good reasons. Why waste your time forcing yourself to finish something? Dumb.

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  12. My motto is life is too short for a shitty book!!! And there are way too many books to read. I get my news from the Skimm lol

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  13. I haven't had a home phone in years. I rarely even answer my mobile phone. My phone-talking consists of calling my parents. A friend every now and then. The husband when it's some important piece of info to quickly pass along when texting would be confusing. That's it.
    I've gotten a LOT better about stopping a book. I used to never do it. I think ladies like yourself have helped me with this.

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  14. I NEVER answer my work phone. I also tell all of my drivers that I don't do voicemail -- the light blinking pisses me off, so I just delete it. Text only please. :)

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  15. Ugh the posts screaming for attention bug me so much. And it's never the people who literally need support/help, it's just the ones who want to whine to others and want sympathy lol.

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  16. never finish a shitty book!!!!

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  17. I WISH I could never answer my work phone. Unfortunately, I have to because of the nature of my job... but sometimes I ignore it or put it on silent for part of the day because I need to concentrate & get stuff done!

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  18. I used to read a book to finish even when it's crap because I thought I should give this author a chance. Maybe there will be an awesome ending. And most of the time, there's none! I've learned.

    And I have stopped watching the news and reading rants too. No time for that.

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  19. I love it. I am not quite that good at abandoning books, but I have let myself abandon some (at all) in the past few years, which for me is progress. So I'll take it. I hate vaguebooking. I know I vague blog sometimes... but that's about BIG stuff. Usually that other social media crap is just a cry for attention and it annoys the shit out of me. Especially if it is also a hot mess grammar-wise. I'm so judgy about it. #noshame I don't want the news much lately either. Ugh. Things I never do.... hmmm... not recycle something? ha. We legit brought empty water bottles home on the plane with us so we could recycle them. Apparently the state of Louisiana doesn't believe in recycling. Drives me bonkers. I would like not to take shit from anyone. I think I'm getting closer. I recently noticed that I care a LOT LOT LOT less what people think in plenty of life areas now. It's so refreshing. I've been waiting and waiting hoping I'd get there. Hallelujah! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  20. OY! I hate talking on the phone. Text me, please people!

    I hate those vague things where people are totally begging you to take the bait... no thanks!

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  21. The bait one makes me laugh because I'm so like you. I never, ever indulge someone like that. It's so childish. Spit it out or say nothing at all, like an adult.
    I totally do shop at American Eagle still because they have my favorite jeans and I refuse to find anything else. I do also think I have a couple shirt from there, but just basics, like a plaid button up. Nothing that a preteen would wear to a music festival.

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