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Leave me alone

I have no interest in having children. I don’t want kids. It’s just not within my hearts desire. I don’t hate children. I’m just not interested in being a parent, that’s all. But what really bothers me is when people ask, and I say no because all they do is criticize me for it, as if I’m some horrible selfish person. Mind your own business and worry about your own lives.

Stop bashing parents

I confess that I’m sick of seeing posts from people who think they’re virtuous and superior because they’ve decided they don’t want to have children. Personally I couldn’t care less whether you do or don’t, but this stupid attitude has to stop. When it comes down to it the majority of people who state that they don’t want kids either don’t have a choice anyway, or don’t want them because they prefer having a life without obligations to anyone else. I’m not judging you for that. I believe that anyone who has the ability and means to have children should be able to do so, although I also believe that those nutcases who pop out another one every year are irresponsible. Be reasonable! If no one has kids anymore, who do you think is going to take care of you when you get old? Who’s going to be working and paying into the social services that you’re going to need at that time in your life? Get off your high horses and admit to yourselves that your attitude has nothing whatsoever to do with you caring more about the state of the world just because you don’t want children. One thing I’ve definitely noticed about the people I personally know who once said they were never having kids who subsequently did have them, is that they became much nicer overall. Having to be fully responsible for another human being tends to make a person less self-absorbed, more understanding and patient, and often gives them an entirely new appreciation for life on earth, not to mention maturity. Those of you who think you’re extra-special because you don’t want them are delusional.

I'm Home Sick For A Country I Wasn't Born In.

In Rome after a late supper, the locals will get out of their small apartments and hit the streets to Struscio. To Struscio is "to rub" or stroll through the neighbourhood checking one another out to see who's dating who, see what people are wearing this year, men will check out woman and yes woman checking out men, catch-up with neighbours or just sit on some stairs and eat ice cream or have a beer and watch the nightly event unfolding. No matter how hard things get economically Italians seem to always find a bit of magic in their lives. I can't understand why a city like Vancouver in a country that's quite prosperous has so little magic? What's going on here and how can it be corrected? it's a city (and country) with so little magic.

Pregnant and pissed!

I'm 6 months pregnant and commute by skytrain every day for work. I've been absolutely appalled by people's lack of etiquette in offering a visibly pregnant woman their seat. I would say 1 in 10 offer me their seats, the others pretend they're sleeping/ watch Netflix or play games on their phone/ avoid any eye contact with me. I shouldn't have to ask! Of course I want your seat- my back hurts from carrying a human around 24/7 and I'm effing tired. Come on people, bring back common decency before I lose my mind!

“Value” Village

No one should ever have to not buy what they want at Value Village because it’s too expensive. That happened to me this week. It’s garbage. In both senses. Literally, you are paying for what other people threw out. Why are there dresses there for $30 when they’re $14.99 at H&M? “Hey Value Village, get your shit together! You got the shit for free!”

Stop smoking near me

I don't want your cancer. Why do you pay to poison yourself? Imagine the house you could've bought by now instead of buying cigarettes all this time. I thought dumb people would have evolved by now. Stop smoking beside me while I'm at a bus stop, go destroy yourself somewheres else. For the love of pete.

I SAW YOU

You just made my night

99 bus ~10 pm Arbutus-MacDonald. You interesting way of looking around, long hair at the back...

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