The following entry is part of an anonymous blogshare hosted by Abby. I’m participating in it, too! Check out the links at the end!
1. When someone compliments your clothes/house/jewelry/ANYTHING, the polite response is “Thank you,” not “I know.” You may think that when I say, “Ooh, your engagement ring is so pretty,” you are politely agreeing with me by saying “I know. My fiancé did a great job!” You are not. You say “thank you” when someone compliments you. Did no one teach you any manners?
2. You are not an expert on every topic. It’s okay to not have an opinion on some things. When other people are talking about a subject you don’t know much about, feel free to keep your mouth shut. Otherwise, you’re just making yourself sound stupid and arrogant.
3. You’re a new mom, and I’m happy for you. But you know what’s not okay? Saying that your baby is “the cutest baby ever.” When you say that, do you know what everyone else hears? “My baby is cuter than your baby.” It’s not a competition. How do you not get that? And while we’re at it, please stop going on about how perfect your marriage is. You like your husband. WE GET IT.
4. You are obsessed with money. That’s not an attractive quality. We all want to make enough to live the way we want, but most people have figured out that it’s not necessary to talk about it all the time. Literally every sentence out of your mouth is about money, so don’t act surprised when people get annoyed with you, or when they think you married for money. Also, it’s none of your business how much I make, so quit asking.
5. You’re a smart person. I’ll never understand why you married someone so much stupider than you.
More blogshare posts here:
A Little Coffee With My Cream and Sugar
And You Know What Else
Another Bloody Mary
Bright Yellow World
Cake or Death
Dispatches from the Failed Mommies Club
Feel Me Don’t You
Hot Chicks Dig Smart Men
My 33 People
Nothing Is Easier Than Self-Deceit
Postcards from Inania
Snow Covered Hills
Tales of a tree-hugging 2L
The Gay White North
The Little Goat
The Opposite of Classy