Apparently I’m just going to post lists the rest of the year? I feel like I’ve reached the point in the season where I only want to share fluff pieces. The Christmas spirit has moved me, I suppose. Perhaps all the sugar has made me lazy.
The inspiration for this post comes from Seinfeld’s Festivus episode, of course. To participate in the airing of grievances portion of Festivus, you tell your friends and family all the ways they disappointed you during the year. I won’t go down that road, but here are the things and people that disappointed me in 2017 (in no particular order):
The Instagram algorithm.
The Trump administration. Nothing else needs to be said.
Breakouts in your 30s.
Hangovers in your 30s.
Christmas greetings from “The Smith’s” or “The Smithes”.
Weight loss and ItWorks accounts that followed me as soon as I posted a picture of myself on Instagram.
People who think the Earth is flat.
Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore, sexual abuse deniers, et al.
Joint Facebook accounts.
Facebook not showing my blog posts.
Slow walkers at the grocery store.
The University of Kentucky football team (looking at you, Florida game).
People who call themselves “bloggers” but really just want free shit from local businesses.
When it takes longer than two days to receive a Prime order.
People who never arrive anywhere on time. Work. Life. Probably death.
Those who claim essential oils can cure mental illness.
Adults not knowing the difference between “peak” and “peek”.
Papa John’s being the only pizza available for delivery in our town.
Papa John’s in general.
Papa John himself.
The hundreds of emails I’ve received from strangers asking me to post their content on my blog.
Not having portrait mode on my iPhone.
Never making it home before J to intercept numerous deliveries.
It’s a long list, but I stopped before it became exhaustive. This is all in good fun!
Go ahead and share your grievances, too! Who or what disappointed you this year?