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3 sayings that drive me to the fractaling edge of not-quite-right

It’s no secret that I have more than my share of pet peeves (like women who squat, pee on the toilet seat and don’t clean it up), phobias (like the fear of getting to the airport late as in

and the…

)))***!!!   3 sayings that make me scream out exclamation points   !!!***(((

1. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Really?  Is that like saying whatever doesn’t make you fatter keeps you healthy?  If that’s so, perhaps I should eat paper and stop exercising?  That makes just about as much sense.  Don’t you people know anything? 

We’re all going to die eventually, and it doesn’t matter how strong you are when that happens.  Here’s the strongest person on Earth killing the last (and 2nd strongest) person on Earth. machinegun Once the food runs out, s/he’ll be dead, too. The only thing whatever doesn’t kill you CAN do (while you’re waiting to die) is turn you into a psychopath (see #3), a sociopath, or make you just plain crazy.

2.  soul-mate-quote

Forget for a moment that this poster has a misspelling, but IF the sentiment expressed in it is true I’ve had 5 soul mates that I married, 1 that died, 3 I’ve divorced and there’s 1 who’s still crazy enough to stay with me.  He’s the strongest person I know.

If you take the words in the poster and dissect them, you’ll find that they don’t describe your soul-mate, they describe life on this F@#&ing planet!  I’m not sure I want to be introduced to the spiritual master who came up with that scenario.

3. It’s Karma.

pianoman I’d imagine there aren’t many other species in the universe as primitive as humans.  We’re like a bunch of 3 year-olds in comparison.  For what reason(s) would we deserve to be punished without knowing the answer to that oft asked question, “Why?” 

When a child doesn’t have the capacity to understand why s/he’s being brutally punished, there are created on this Earth more psychopaths waiting for prey and walking wounded waving their hands in the air shouting, “Pick me!  I’ll be the victim!”  (My apologies to the Addams Family).  

If this is a prison planet and we’re here because no one else in the universe wants to put up with us, just say so.  I’m tired of trying to guess why I’m in this terrarium and if there’s a way to escape.  But I’m Polyanna enough to believe an enlightened omnipotence wouldn’t allow a recycling program this sadistic to continue with no way out.

Do good things happen in the world?  Yes.  Life doesn’t always have to suck before you die.  I simply ignore the idea that there’s life after death and look forward to an eternity under general anesthesia. After all, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” Just sayin’



Crabby person who likes to rant. Reading it is free so remember-- you get what you pay for. Well endowed with the multi-layered weirdness that lurks inside a not-quite-right-mind. That's how I write SciFi. Crabby, weird, and to make matters worse, I write poetry. Some of it is even...shudder...nice. I feel like a sandwich that went on a journey of self-discovery just to find I was pastrami with Maraschino Cherries, hot peppers, the contents of an MRE and broccoli on gluten free cheese bread. After that kind of trauma no 'wich is the same again.

18 thoughts on “3 sayings that drive me to the fractaling edge of not-quite-right

  1. The one I really hate (even though I say it myself sometimes, but then I slap myself as punishment) is – “If it’s meant to be then it’ll happen” or similar versions. What does that even mean? If you really think it through then it’s saying that everything is preplanned and premapped out for us – I know some people do believe that, but if that’s the case, then why even bother trying with anything? And if we don’t believe that everything is preplanned for us then don’t talk about things being “meant to be” you know?


  2. Our perfect soul mate sounds more like a drill instructor for basic training. If that’s what the definition is, I’ll keep my wals up and stick with meaningless one night stands.
    And if that’s a sample of the writing in that book, I’m glad that what I haven’t read won’t hurt me.


  3. I awoke one morning only to realize that I’d rather be dead. It’s not that the world around me is bad, but it’s the lack of empathy, the greed and the avarice that break me down.

    Some days I feel like that hamster in the cage, feverishly turning the wheel.
    I trudge thru the day trying to give it meaning, because after all, isn’t that what is expected? And then my eyes open and I say to myself, who really gives a rats a$$? I’m simply getting by, by getting by, and yet that inner turmoil keeps me trudging forward in hopes of finding meaning.

    I’m with Peg, I haven’t read that book and certainly won’t, for sure, now. How can there be growth by having someone else direct your life? The quote reminds me of a shipwreck: I’ve just careened the ship into a pile of rocks, the hull is cracked, but I turn to my shipmates and scream, “No worries, it’s all a part of the package.”


  4. Mine is: “God will never give you anything you can’t handle” Hmm, if that were true there would be no suicides, psychiatric patients, crimes of passion or murderers.


    1. I actually had an answer for that in one of my books: “You’re only saying that because it’s not happening to you.” 🙂

      You’re correct…what about suicides, mental illness, etc.?


        1. It’s one of those cliche’s people fall back on if they don’t know what else to say. But it’s sort of like putting alcohol on a burn to try and make it heal better.

          My mom used to say, “There’ a silver lining behind every cloud.” That particular saying is in the top 10 of my “You’ve got to be fractling kidding!” list.

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  5. Facebook certainly hasn’t helped matters. Every time I go on that time-suck, I’m inundated with quips and sayings about the dealing with life’s adversities and/or how kittens are better than most people. For the record, the words of wisdom are almost never original, and come instead from some hideous online cache of positivity in the form of e-dorm posters.

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    1. …and Facebook is soooo sloooow. I try to write something and a minute later it appears. Same thing for scrolling down. So it’s a time-suck in 2 ways.

      Why can’t there be truth in posters. I want one that says: Life is like a bowl of cherries. Over time it rots, stinks, and becomes the pits. 🙂


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