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AIBU to say stop with so many Fricken rules!

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portobella Fri 06-Dec-19 12:07:35

I'm getting a little peed off at the whole you better live by these rules or judgement shall reign upon thee nonsense!

I can't use plastic, I can't have my Christmas tree and its decorations, I can t use wrapping paper, I must be vegan, not least because of the meat ingestion but because all the cows fart and hurt the ozone! Do you know how much vegetation is lost to avocados or the mafia and children being scarred for life by the acid in cashews?!

I can't swear around my kids, I mustn't enjoy meat of any kind, I can't buy new clothes, they must be second hand, must shop local, don't buy out of season, cant enjoy a good laugh at the expense of others! Hello, it's funny when someone falls on their arse or walks into a door! the list goes on!! REALLY??

AIBU to be getting a little peeved with all this?

I am a responsible citizen, I do watch my plastics waste, I do care about the wold. But I also do like meat every now and then, I do enjoy my Christmas decorations and the nostalgia of it all, I do enjoy new clothes sometimes and I do swear around my kids whilst having a G&T or a bottle of wine! (they're 15 &16) but it's not the point!

There's just too much all around.. Everyone and their dog has put 'THEIR' expectations on me!! that they expect me to live by, and if I don't I'm looked down upon, shunned and gossiped about.

My life is hard enough with my own expectations of myself let alone trying to live up the perfection and assumptions of others!

Those of you... the judgy and I mean really judgy self-imposed evangelists of our newfound world to be ARE NOT PERFECT you do know that don't you?

You have kids that run amuck, scream and have tantrums, and you call them diddums and little sweetie.. they're brats and need pulling into line or they'll be big brats living all entitled becoming worse versions of your judgemental selves.

You're so judgemental that you live on a knife-edge as you judge yourself worse than you do anyone else. Your husbands as yes this is mostly aimed at women! are tired and worn out by all these rules!!

They too are imposed or frowned upon for having an opinion no bra to burn or wanting a beer and laugh with their mates. Showing any masculinity at all! As if it wasn't what mother nature made them, god forbid! heavens above! these cave-like beasts, what are they doing being themselves?!

You act slightly human and beat yourself up about it. You're your own worst enemy! You go to yoga twice a week and think your the newfound Dali fricken lama!

Get a hold of your selves. If you want to be vegan and wear second-hand clothes and call your kids Far-qua go ahead no one is stopping you. But please please will you let us not so stuck up, constipated hypochondriacs, come to our own conclusions on how and when we will make the changes necessary for our lives and how we see ourselves within the planet and its future..

We may like the things you don't but doesn't mean we're not kind and loving people with similar values just means we're getting used to the fact that change is upon us and it takes us a little longer to get there.. !

And for your men please!! for gods sake stop crushing their masculinity let them be men, it's who they are and let them make their own way to their own place in this universe without being scowled at and nipped to pieces but your judgements and expectations! Scowling faces and pointy fingers!

You see yourselves as the saviours of our planet, I praise your efforts! I really do but in turn your losing sight of the love for humankind and your brothers and sisters that are right next to you!

Those that need nurturing are teaching - nurture and teach LOVE us and help us along the way by having a kind heart and patience with our ways that are not yet aligned with yours..

The world is changing but we're all in it together not just you.. give us time to reflect and be nostalgic to a life we once knew. We will get there but man give us some space to do it our way not your way.

OK rant over!

FizzyGreenWater Fri 06-Dec-19 12:10:57

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SickNotes Fri 06-Dec-19 12:11:09

Are you drunk?

CrashDiet Fri 06-Dec-19 12:15:18

LOL biscuit

Autumntoowet Fri 06-Dec-19 12:16:06

You have kids that run amuck, scream and have tantrums, and you call them diddums and little sweetie.. they're brats and need pulling into line or they'll be big brats living all entitled becoming worse versions of your judgemental selves.
You don’t sound like a brat at all
And for your men please!! for gods sake stop crushing their masculinity let them be men, it's who they are and let them make their own way to their own place in this universe without being scowled at and nipped to pieces but your judgements and expectations! Scowling faces and pointy fingers!
I don’t own any men.
What is “masculinity” exactly? What does it mean?
Is it some sort of social concept created but someone and swallowed by many that I didn’t get the memo about?
I have a DH and a DS and I have no clue what that means. The three of us are people

How very weird.

MatildeHidalgo Fri 06-Dec-19 12:17:04

The Daily Mail comments contributors are having a Xmas trip to Mumsnet because Boundary Mills won't accept their coach parties anymore.

funnylittlefloozie Fri 06-Dec-19 12:19:19

What the actual fuck is this? Was it sponsored by the Chubby Brown Appreciation Society?

Hedgehogblues Fri 06-Dec-19 12:20:36

No one is forcing you to make choices. And you sound pretty judgemental (not to mention misogynist) yourself.

MumofTinies Fri 06-Dec-19 12:20:46

The Daily Mail comments contributors are having a Xmas trip to Mumsnet because Boundary Mills won't accept their coach parties anymore.

This grin

OP, are you OK hun?

funnylittlefloozie Fri 06-Dec-19 12:20:57

Everyone and their dog has put 'THEIR' expectations on me!! that they expect me to live by, and if I don't I'm looked down upon, shunned and gossiped about.

Maybe you just need new friends who aren't arseholes.

TheQueef Fri 06-Dec-19 12:21:30

Who's spit in your brew today OP?

Top Tip stop giving a fuck.

HowlsMovingBungalow Fri 06-Dec-19 12:22:50

Can't take anyone seriously that states 'OK rant over' OK Susan! Do you feel better now?

JumpyLiz Fri 06-Dec-19 12:23:49

It’s amok.

multiplemum3 Fri 06-Dec-19 12:26:20

Who the fuck do you socialise with?

gamerchick Fri 06-Dec-19 12:26:40

The Daily Mail comments contributors are having a Xmas trip to Mumsnet because Boundary Mills won't accept their coach parties anymore

I properly laughed at that, thankyou grin

Feel better OP?

Bittersweetlifeofmine Fri 06-Dec-19 12:28:04

Remember those documentaries a few years ago about what would happen if all the humans vanished? Nature marches on. A little altered and with some species extinct but planet earth won’t be a giant polluted mountain of plastic forever.

Try not to worry too much and just do your best.

JacquesHammer Fri 06-Dec-19 12:28:20

And for your men please!! for gods sake stop crushing their masculinity let them be men, it's who they are and let them make their own way to their own place in this universe without being scowled at and nipped to pieces but your judgements and expectations! Scowling faces and pointy fingers!

Arf grin

bringincrazyback Fri 06-Dec-19 12:28:33

OP, I didn't agree with everything in your rant and some of it is goady, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. grin And you made some valid points imho. The world is turning into a joyless place where we're not allowed to do anything without being made to feel guilty, and some of the virtue-signalling and sanctimony that goes on (both in general and on MN) does tend to make everything feel even more joyless. Now I'll get a pasting too grin but that's OK by me.

Ohyesiam Fri 06-Dec-19 12:28:39

Ha ha good one.

Aderyn19 Fri 06-Dec-19 12:30:57

Just do what you like (within reason, obviously) and ignore the opinions of those who disagree.
I see your point - the world is currently full of people who think theirs is the only way to live and are quite happy to cause aggravation to anyone who buys a plastic bag or fancies going on holiday.
Get off sm and do your own thing. You'll be happier, I promise.

northbacchus Fri 06-Dec-19 12:31:15

Oh dear OP, are you always like this?

managedmis Fri 06-Dec-19 12:33:10

I agree, op, I really do. And I'm not being sarcastic.

I was eating my Greek yogurt this morning and thought fuck this, I want a sausage barm

So many bleedin rules

Bananalanacake Fri 06-Dec-19 12:33:44

just do what you want and don't bother telling anyone about it.

managedmis Fri 06-Dec-19 12:34:30

The Daily Mail comments contributors are having a Xmas trip to Mumsnet because Boundary Mills won't accept their coach parties anymore.

^

Is this true?

kalinkafoxtrot45 Fri 06-Dec-19 12:35:50

Ach, you’re nuttier than squirrel shit. Eat a mince pie and calm down.

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