Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Cool Table

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday or even just a wonderful regular ol' weekend for my non-USA folks.  I did, though I've work the 6 am - 2:30 Thursday, Friday and today and tomorrow.  The hubby took the baby to his folks for Thanksgiving and while I spent the rest of the day with my family I really missed my boys and by 6 p.m. I was demanding they get on the road pronto.

There are a ton of things I'm thankful for this year, but I'm going to save those for a little later because, well, I'm not in the mood and I don't want it to ruin my thanks.  Today was oddly frustrating.

I can't wrap my head around certain aspects of "human nature" -

  • I don't understand the appeal of "Black Friday"... at all.

  • I don't understand the view of ones children as a commodity and that you can hire someone to raise because the idea of more than a few hours with them makes you queasy - not to mention the mess they make and the time they detract from the "true purpose" of marriage, which is apparently lots of consequence-free sex with no old ladies looking down their nose at you.

  • I don't understand the draw of certain pop culture norms - sparkly vampires in abusive relationships and celebrities who degrade the institution of marriage.

  • I don't understand people who scoff, literally, when presented with the idea that happiness isn't related to more "stuff"

  • I don't understand why it's cool to be trashy, not classy.

There are just some days when I don't understand 99% of the human population.

And there are just some days when I lack the desire and the energy to pretend that the list above makes sense to me.

And this my friends is exactly why I never get invited to sit at the cool table.


  1. The UNcool table has better lighting anyway...'Welcome.'

    ...No 'fodder' served at the Uncool table either. This article is good food for thought.

    Have a great week.
    I'm looking forward to your Thanksgiving post. (?)

  2. I couldn't agree more... And you can sit at my table! :) Nobody wants to sit with the "cool" kids anyways... They end up being "The Real Housewives" of yadda, yadda! ;)


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