Peevish – Top 10 Reasons Why Adulting Sucks

You may notice, right off the bat, that I’m not including things like paying bills and taxes. To me those are necessities, sure they are annoying but don’t really peeve me out. I’ve been adulting a good amount of time now and have been in the position of not being able to pay things so in a way I’m grateful that I can do so now. Any who, on with the catharsis…

  1. Dealing with others while they are adulting…

Sometimes the worst thing about being an adult is having to deal with other adults while they are having to adult things. Driving to work, actually being at work, going to meetings, going to the post office, waiting in line for anything. All of these things lead inevitably to having to be in the presence of others… that saying misery loves company? Nope, not even a little bit.

  1. Having to follow the arbitrary rules of adulthood…

You’d think after an entire childhood of being told “Because I said so!” that we adults would just settle in and accept the rules for rules. NO! It’s stupid that I can’t point out that your rule is stupid. Why do I have to stand in this line? Give over my cell phone in a meeting? Merge here? It doesn’t always make sense. Which leads to the next item on my list…

  1. It’s not socially acceptable to throw tantrums…

Do you remember how good it felt to just throw yourself on the floor, flail about and scream at the top of your lungs? No? Me neither but I bet is was AMAZING! I’m all for a life filled with quiet contemplation but every once in a while, a tantrum should be not only acceptable but a welcome change of pace.

  1. The Hierarchies

Why humans insist on creating hierarchies everywhere is beyond me. Caste systems, classes and titles are all fairly silly when you think about them, especially those that are the result of your just being born. Out of all of them the whole business hierarchy thing… leads, managers, directors etc., is the most puzzling. I’m sure at some point (and maybe in some businesses) they actually mean something, define your activities and contributions to goals but increasingly roles and titles don’t often line up. Maybe it’s time to look at a different system!

  1. The Patriarchy

Ugh! I mean really? Do I have to even explain? Out of all of the -archies this one just pisses me off the most. I am no more naturally inclined towards or talented at dish washing, child rearing or nurturing. Especially dish washing, there is NOT a direct correlation between my ovaries and my cleaning abilities. Nope, not at all. So, stop it!

  1. All the -archies that aren’t Anarchy

Think about that for a minute, the only really fun -archies is anarchy. It’s absolute freedom, people!! ABSOLUTELY! Sing it with me!

Ok, yes it’s entirely silly to even ponder that as a reality but you can’t deny it does sound a little but fun.

  1. That I’m held to different work standards than our elected politicians…

Help me out here… I work for a business, they hired me for a job, they pay me to do that job and they can fire me if I don’t do my job. If my company tells me that part of my job is to show up every day and work on the projects I’m assigned by my boss, and I say nah I don’t like the project so I’m not going to do it they would fire me! So why is it the people we elect, that we pay to go to work every day and keep the country running are allowed to say nah I don’t like you so I’m not going to work today. Why can’t we fire them?

  1. This BS notion that I have to productive all the damn time…

Explain to me why I’m not supposed to curl up like a sloth on my day off and doze off while moss grows on my fur? Why is it that I’m expected to have interesting hobbies, hidden artisanal level talents, fill every waking moment with the pursuit of some kind of perfection? When I was a kid, back in the dark ages, I did a lot of nothing on weekends and breaks. I mean like laying in fields looking at the sky, sitting in treetops pretending to be invisible, hiding in closets and daydreaming all day. I was bored out of my skull 90% of my waking life and it was fantastic! I think we should embrace that again – be boring people! Embrace the boring!!

  1. And happily, over worked…

Every day I hear at least one person talk about how they are going to be working over the weekend, working late that night or just in general express their exhaustion at having so much to do. Granted, they are usually the same people who feel the need to have meetings all day long, have forms and documents for everything and wonder why they can’t seem to get anything accomplished. I’ve been one of those terribly (and cheerfully) busy but not very productive people and eventually came to an epiphany that I can’t control time. There is no secret formula to making more time miraculously appear during your day. You have to choose.

  1. And that there isn’t ever a nap time…

Why is it that when I didn’t have a single responsibility in my little life that I was not only allowed to take a long nap but I was expected to? If you’re a parent, I’m sure you know the down side of the kidlet not getting a nap was the holy wrath of terror that is a tired and cranky toddler. Did you ever stop and think that maybe the same thing happens to us? I mean maybe we’d be a lot nicer to each other if we had a universal and dedicated nap time.

 

 

 

 

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~ by Oden on January 11, 2017.

 
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