Everyone seems to have an opinion they love to share. That’s fine. What’s not fine is shoving it down someone’s throat. Many times I have asked for peoples opinions on something. Clothes, dating, friends, mommy advice, church advice, etc. I like to get a feel for the general consensus. But sometimes people think that since I’ve asked them once they have free range to tell me their opinion all. the. time. Sometimes this is welcome, like if we are really close and I highly value your opinion. Other times I want to tell you to shove it.
I work really hard. I always have. But for some people that isn’t enough. If I’m not swimming and drowning in my work 24/7 then obviously I’m a lazy slob with no work ethic. Example: I post something on Facebook and a coworker who happens to be off (and overly attached to her work in my opinion) tells me to get off Facebook. I had posted on my break. This woman works through her breaks and lunch hour all the time and complains all the time. There’s so much too do, no one helps, etc etc.
I am super dedicated to my job. I come in 100% ready to work everyday. I don’t complain, I am usually nice, and I get my job done. Most of the time I exceed the expectations. My boss doesn’t have anything bad to say or correct, so why should my coworker? I love this woman, she’s a really great person in general, but sometimes she is incredibly overbearing.
The other opinion people seem to have is dating advice. In the same day two different people have told me (and this was a while back) “you need to date someone and get back out there” and “you need to take some you time and not date.” Now, I asked for both of their opinions and they gave them to me. I weighed both of them equally.
While I am not searching for anyone, I’m also not throwing rocks and hissing at the cute guy who approaches me. I’m not looking for love, or for anything serious. But I am certainly going to bask in the compliments from the cute guy texting me. I’m a lady, I like compliments 🙂 What can I say? After all… all work and no play makes Christina a grumpy mama.