Name a movie. Name a book. Name a singer or band. Name a musical.
There are so many on that list of first named things people love that I absolutely loathe. They are things that make me cringe.
Oh yes, I have read, seen, tasted, and heard them all.
My skin crawls and I get a strong physical reaction of disgust when I hear the names of these things uttered.
I see postings on social media (especially Facebook.) I hear talk at parties. Friends assume I love these things as much as they do.
But my dark Vampire heart makes sure I show nothing on my pleasant Vampire face.
Seriously, this should be one of my Burning Questions – Do you love _______? And one of the answers should be What the Hell is wrong with you?
Then I take a deep breath, fall into Mom Mode and think about what I’ve always told my children.
We are all different. There is no accounting for taste. We all have different backgrounds.
Some people are just stupid. There are times when you just need to smile politely and keep your opinion to yourself. Move on. Change the subject. Tell them you have other plans. Bow out gracefully. Just say it isn’t your thing and leave it at that.
This has nothing to do with politics, or morality, or values. It isn’t a case of ignorance (which is usually the case in people who profess hatred for certain types of art, etc.) It has nothing to do with the hateful practice of bigotry.
It has everything to do with bad taste. It is just the fact that we’re all different and there is something for everyone. Just like there is someone for everyone (or I like to believe.)
I’m leaving food out of this because that is too complex. As a Vampire my diet is restricted so I know how it is not to want to eat everything, especially when one risks being quite ill.
Oh how I would love to publish my list. Read my past posts and you’ll find a lot of stuff listed. You’ll find a lot not.
So least I offend you all, I will do as I tell my kids and keep it to myself.
OK, forget what I said.. It is driving me crazy not to scream it out. And that is what blogs are for – screaming shit out.
My famous partial bulleted short list of popular things t
hat make me want to vomit I can’t stand:
- Grease (the musical)
- Never Ending Story (the movie. I fucking hate this movie)
- Eat, Pray, Love (the book)
- Twilight Series (the books and movie)
- Little Women (the book and ALL of the movies)
- Steel Magnolias (the movie. Sorry to break your heart)
- Forest Gump (the movie)
- Bridges of Madison County (the book and the movie)
- Most breathy female singers especially those popular in the 1990’s.
I asked my husband for some other suggestions but everything he mentioned was on this list already. Like I said, there is someone for everyone.
If you don’t agree with me that is fine. I still love you. I’ll be back for the rest of the week with lovely posts guaranteed not to offend anyone.
Then again I’m a Vampire, therefore a liar by nature.
But keep your shit list on your own turf. It’s just easier that way.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman