Never go shopping with someone to whom you owe money. You will feel like shit. In order not to make you feel bad, the person to whom money is owed will say things like “Oh, I bought this only because it’s on sale.” Both will feel like shit. And if you are the one making purchases, your creditor will be wondering if you are using the money he lent you to buy stuff. Tough. Dipshits all.
Recognize free loaders in your life and avoid them. Had to spend over a thousand bucks for dinner with a client, who clearly took advantage. He ordered a bottle of 1998 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (cost me an arm and a leg); I had half a glass, douche bag consumed the whole bottle, and didn’t even have the decency to buy coffee when we adjourned afterwards to another place for a postprandial coffee. Epic absence of EQ. Unfortunately he’s a client so I couldn’t ask him to go re-produce (fuck) himself. Honestly, such clients I can do without. Said client now joins “friends” of the same ilk already relegated to my persona non grata list. Douche bags all.
Celebrations are meaningless if you have a dysfunctional family. My family doesn’t place lots of emphasis on father’s day or mother’s day, etc. I’ve decided to mark special days only – like when someone in the family turns 21 or is having a milestone birthday like turning 30 or 40, etc. Ours is a close-knit family and we are always there for each other. But I know of families who find the slightest excuse to gather and stuff their faces but what’s the point of getting the clan to celebrate every Hallmark card-created “special” days when many of these families are dysfunctional and members estranged? Such superficiality only serves to mock the concept of “family.” Morons all.
The Japanese couple who dumped their 7-year-old son in the bear-infested forest for being “naughty” triggering a massive manhunt lasting several days ought to be dumped in the forest themselves and left there permanently. If kids are not naughty, they must be retarded and we better be worried. When kids misbehave as kids will, always ask “Who brought them into this world?” They didn’t choose us as their parents. People who are not prepared for kids should use contraceptives. Mindless fuckers all.