Is it me or does life feel a little upside down lately? Things are happening in life and online that have me shaking my head and wondering if I’ve gone beyond the looking glass. I’m feeling a bit ranty lately so I’m going to get it off my chest.
Here’s a list of things I won’t apologize for:
1. Using twitter any damn way I please. If you don’t like what I’m saying or what photos I’m posting or the hashtags I’m using you are free to unfollow. I don’t care, seriously. I won’t hurt my feelings and I likely won’t notice.
2. Attending events for local companies and using said twitter account to talk about it.
3. Buying an expensive product at full price from a locally owned company that happens to be large and tweeting about it. Supporting local does not mean you have to buy only from small mom-and-pop shops. If you think that large local companies don’t deserve our support you’re crazy.
4. Calling you out if you post the Ben Stein “Confessions for the Holiday” piece that is 2/3 false and has been proven to be lies year in and year out. Just stop it.
5. Wishing you Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. (should note here, because I didn’t then, that I’m not Jewish. But in that moment I just wanted to shut that lady up. I’m not apologizing for that lie, either.)
6. Raising money. I AM a fundraiser, after all.
I think that’s it for right now, but I’m in full honey badger mode right now so watch out.
What’s getting on your nerves lately?
12 thoughts on “Things I Won’t Apologize For”
Ha! I like 3, especially. I sometimes get the feeling that the actual sentiment is something like “Don’t support anything successful!”
My own nerve-getting-on thing ties in, somewhat: I’ve been irritated to see lots of talk about “support local!” for a local company that sells imported stock.
OMG YES! The idea that once a company gets successful that we shouldn’t support them is absurd. Which is what “support local” is turning into.
I will not apologize for not finding fault with things. If I just like everything about an event, a product, a restaurant, a day, I’m not going to nitpick just to find something wrong.
Jen @ Why CLE – agree! why do some think we have to find fault to make our opinion “authentic”?
Right on. Love every single one of those! Don’t apologize. Kick those haters in the teeth!
Adam – Thanks!
I won’t apologize for doing my job. I’m really not sorry that I am making you do the right thing, rather than the easy thing.
Love it! That’s what I like most about you – you are genuine! I will gladly brag about ANY local company/product I love regardless of how big or small they are. And I don’t need a “freebie” to do it either. Happy Holidays! 🙂
Number 6 if in full effect for me this week. We’re just doing our jobs! (Hope you’re enjoying that new present that you purchased earlier this week!)
Go Kate…rant away! I’m about ready to join you in honey badger mode!
go girl!! and happy holidays. (also we need to meet someday!)
Always late to the party but I won’t apologize for that either. I’m amazed how what you or I or anyone else says or does becomes everyone’s business. If I want to review a product, who cares? If you want to fundraise, who’s business is it but your own? Honestly, people are so ridiculous now.