Thursday, October 22, 2015

stop complaining, bitches

I'm a complainer. There, I said it. I love to complain. I complain about hunger, fatigue, stomach pains, nausea, etc etc. If you didn't know me, you'd think I was dying of Malaria in a small village in a third world country.

Sometimes, I even find myself saying "I'm so tired" when I'm happily functioning on a 8+ hours of sleep. Or I'll announce that "I'm starving" when I just ate. I complain about television shows as I'm watching them, while I'm simultaneously complaining about how cold it is in our house, because the H-bomb needs the air-conditioner running on high at all times. I complain about chores or how much I have to walk the dog. I fucking love to complain. I don't know why it feels so good. It just does.

Do you know what my husband complains about? Neither do I. Actually, he complains about NOTHING. He commutes at least an hour each way to work everyday and he rarely mentions it. He could have had the most stressful day at the office and I probably wouldn't hear about it, because guess what? He doesn't complain!

Growing up, my dad was the same way. He worked long hours, six days a week (I remember being shocked as a child when I realized most dads had Saturdays off), and he always came home as upbeat and happy-go-lucky as he left the house. My mom (who also worked very hard) was Wonder Woman, but she was/is... a complainer. So, are women just wired to complain more or is it that we legitimately take on more shit than our partners, and thus, have more to complain about?

I'm gonna go with... we just complain more. I know that might be a controversial stance, but for whatever scientific reason, ladies just seem to be more verbal about their frustrations, discomfort, bad moods. A few weeks ago, my husband told me he felt sick.

Me: I feel sick, too.
Him: JESUS CAN'T I JUST BE THE ONE TO FEEL SICK FOR ONCE?!

I felt bad about that. I think it might be possible that we might save our partners a lot of strife and general unhappiness if we made an effort to stop complaining. It's true what they say, nobody likes a complainer. And perhaps the less we bitch and moan, the more we'll realize, we've got it pretty good.

Unless you have a wicked yeast infection or a UTI. Then by all means, complain as much as you freaking want.

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