I don't have children. I have a lot of plans and things I want to see and do. Having children has never been something I wanted. I don't want to alter my plans and don't want to give up anything to have a child. If I did accidentally end up pregnant, I would alter my lifestyle and change some things and take responsibility for it happening. For now, I don't plan on having a child. I cannot stand when I see people bitching about what they don't get to do anymore because they have kid(s) because it's common sense that your life will change. They cannot take care of themselves and that's your job as a parent. I understand that being a parent is hard work. It's stressful and time consuming. I understand parents need breaks from time to time and need "adult time" to do fun stuff or enjoy their hobbies. When I see adults complaining because they don't have every weekend free, they can't do this, they can't do that, blah blah blah and see it happening on a very frequent basis? It pisses me off. Why the hell did you have kids if you didn't want to give up part of your life and freedom to go and do what you want when you want? No one made you have a child or start a family. It's not like the kid just showed up forcing you to drop what you're doing and take care of him or her. If you do whine from time to time, it's understandable. Whining on a daily or even weekly basis about what you don't get to do anymore? After a while, all that constant complaining is annoying. And makes you look like a selfish asshole. Don't want to give anything up? Don't have kids. Otherwise? Grow up. Children don't ask to be brought into the world, they shouldn't be neglected or punished for requiring your time.
~*~It's not hard to use a turn signal while driving. I am going to be annoyed when you swerve over into my lane without a turn signal. In fact, I would probably slow down to make room for you to get over if I saw you were trying to change lanes. Of course, I'm not psychic so without a turn signal, I wouldn't know that's what you're doing. If you're about to slow down a lot to make a turn, use your freaking turn signal. Put down the cell phone, coffee, news paper, lip gloss, etc etc etc and use your damn turn signal when you want to change lanes or make a turn. It takes a few seconds and really, it's not that difficult to use.
~*~Also, when you're driving in traffic; speeding up on my ass and honking your horn, flashing your lights or just riding my ass isn't going to make the other 30 cars in front of me go any faster so I can go faster. It's also not going to make me move into the lane that's going even slower so you can just get a whole car length ahead of me. It's not like I'm driving super slow just to be annoying while other cars whip around. I'm in this long stupid line of cars as we all head in the same general direction. Believe me, I don't like going 40 when the speed limit is 65 either.
~*~I dislike when people you live with have no respect for other people's belongings. You want to use something of mine? Cool, ask and I'll more than likely let you use it. Use something of mine without asking and end up breaking it? That sucks and you should replace it instead of putting it back or just throwing it out and not even telling me. You think I'm not going to notice something is broken when it worked fine last time I used it? You think I'm not going to notice something I had that's now missing? Accidents happen, just replace what you broke/lost and stop using my stuff without my permission for fuck's sake. It's not that hard to ask a question, especially with modern technology. If I'm not home, permission is only a text message away. And some things I don't even want permission for, like most of my kitchen tools. I do expect my stuff to be treated respectfully and I do expect people to act like mature adults and replace things they break. It's not asking too much at all.
And that's all the ranting I'm doing for today. Despite what all this ranting would imply, I'm in a fantastic mood today. :) I was on standby for jury duty and did my phone call at 11 AM and happily found out I would not be needed today or needed again so I'm off the hook this time. Hooray! Also, I had a second interview early this morning for a new job that I really wanted and I got it! So I'm in a really good mood today but just had to get some of the things that have been on my mind lately out of there and into the blogosphere, hehe.
Happy Monday, y'all!