Get New Shoes: #Rant

Today has been one of those days where everything happens and none of it what was planned.

I’d planned to read my email, do what little blogging needed doing, and then spend the rest of the day writing.

That is not at all what happened today.

First, after I’d walked Campbell and then fed the both of us, I got caught up in reading email and blog posts. Then, a friend stopped by with my food box she picks up for me each month and we visited a bit while I put the things away.

After that it was time to walk Campbell again and the weather was so nice we ended up meandering up and down the street stopping to chat with neighbors and their dogs and by the time we made our way back to the house it was time for lunch and then I got it in my head that I must clean the bathroom.

Once that was done, I felt a bit wiped out but soon I was up again and next thing I knew was in the middle of dusting the living room during which I found an unopened booklet of door to door van service coupons, and what a cheer I did raise all over the house. I’d been wondering how I was going to manage to afford another booklet of those and there they were laying just inside the bottom of the entertainment center.

Once that was done I found I’d used up all my energy but being in the middle of a chapter of the book I was reading I just plopped myself down into the recliner and there I sat until I’d read all I wanted, now here I am writing this post.

I’ve got several things on my mind today but one among all stands out and I’ve decided I want to speak on it.

It appears to me of late that there are a lot of people feeding on drama, and not only are they feeding on the drama of others, they seem to be creating drama of their own.

I find as I grow older I’ve no patience for drama on any level and furthermore distain being around those who seem to need it in their lives while at the same time protesting to anyone who will listen that they don’t like nor want it around them.

I detest people who talk with a constant tone of whining in their voices, despise those who love nothing more than to make something out of nothing, and cannot abide being around those who are always saying…

“Oh I need to do…” Ad in whatever thing you wish…

I need to spend more time writing… I need to spend more time taking care of things in the house… I need to be stricter with my kids… Blah! Blah! Blah!

Here’s my advice…

Grow the hell up!

Replace I need with I am. Get the little child tone out of your voice, and if you truly don’t want things of a dramatic nature around you then how about dumping all those in your life who are always creating such behavior? Oh yeah, and how about stopping that nonsense yourself while you’re at it?

People wonder why I have chosen to pull back from talking with certain folks, wonder why I don’t hang out in phone chatline groups every day and why I don’t go to places where bunches of people hang out in groups anymore.

Well, I’ll tell you…

You are who you’re around, and I used to be one of the kind of people who now gets on my ever last nerve, and because I know that if I’m not careful I could once again feed off that junk I’ve decided I want better for myself and so have begun to lead a more solitary life.

I cannot stand gossip, absolutely hate when people start a sentence with, “Don’t tell anyone but…”

People if I’m not supposed to tell anyone, most likely you shouldn’t be talking about it and if it is something you have allowed to happen and you feel the need to hide it then you need to stop, take a good long look at your life and ask yourself why that kind of thing keeps happening.

Yes, there are times when I confide in a friend and discuss something private and I do indeed ask for privacy and confidentiality but when every time I get on the phone with someone all they can do is talk crap about the people they work with, or live with or whatever, I just have to say those aren’t the kinds of conversations I want to have and if you’ve noted you get my voice mail every time you call me you might want to stop and ask yourself why…

I’m not perfect, and I do make mistakes, but I have to say that now that I’ve been through all I have gone through with my health, and losing people who were the most important in my life and finding myself still with no way to bring them back to me that kind of behavior just is no longer something I want in my world.

OK. Rant over, and if I’ve not totally pissed you off then good, and if I have stepped on your toes and made you feel uncomfortable, well…

Get new shoes.


“Be impeccable with your word”



About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. She is now working on her third book which is to be a memoir trilogy called, ‘Pathway To Freedom: Broken and Healed’.
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4 Responses to Get New Shoes: #Rant

  1. Pingback: Get New Shoes: #Rant | Mystical Strings

  2. Very well said, Patty!


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