Earlier this month, I overheard a friend saying some pretty nasty ‘ish behind my back.
Despite several urges, I decided not to write about it. No need to appear whiny and passive aggressive, after all.
But (shocker) I ended up changing my mind. What’s the point of a blog if you can’t post about whatever the heck you want? Including ridiculous girl drama. Also? I am kind of whiny and passive aggressive, so I may as well embrace it, right?
I’ve overheard unsavory commentary about myself before (haven’t we all?) and much like my previous experiences, this one left me feeling completely shitty. Normally I try not to swear on this blog, but really, there’s no other word that accurately described my mood after stumbling upon that vile conversation. Sorry…but I’m not sorry.
After getting over the initial hurt, my first reaction was to decide the Katrina-slanderer wasn’t really my friend.
But that’s not true. She was probably just irritated. I mean…let’s be real — how many times have you complained in a less-than-kind way about one of your friends? I do it way more than I like to admit, and would die of guiltbarassment (guilt + embarrassment) if the people I care about could hear some of the nasty complaints I’ve unleashed about them.
We all do it . Shame on us.
At the risk of losing all my blogging credibility, allow me to quote Lindsay Lohan from Mean Girls. (In the form of an animated gif, obvi.)
Preach it, Cady Heron!
Tina Fey, thank you for writing that line. Gossiping has got to be one of the most unproductive behaviors on the planet! Sure, it’s fun for a little bit…but what does it actually accomplish at the end of the day? If I took all the time I spent making catty comments about others, and used it to do…I don’t know…crunches, I would have a 24-pack of abs right now! Whispering mean things behind others’ backs is toxic, ugly, and a complete waste of time. We are far too fabulous to squander our precious moments of each day complaining about petty drama!
So, the next time you or I feel the urge to bitch about somebody, let’s just drop down into plank position instead. We’ll all be a lot happier — and rocking Britney Spears circa 2001 abs in no time!
(Also? I don’t care what anybody says — ‘Mean Girls’ is the
best most fetch movie of all time.)