WTF Wednesday.

I decided to switch things up a bit today with a WTF Wednesday chat. I stole the idea from Cely (Running off the Reese’s) who writes such a post every week. If you haven’t read her posts, I’d highly recommend them. Mostly her Magnificent Men of Monday posts because it’s the best way to start a week. Anyway, on to the most WTF moments of my life, and more generally, in this world.

  • Just to get the most pressing personal issue off my chest, I’m still furious over a sexist comment my new boss made last week about football being a guy’s sport to watch and women just didn’t get it. I have been livid about it for about 5 days now and it’s slowly subsiding, but really? It’s 2017 dude.

  • I am currently reading “Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It” and it’s a compilation of stories of people who read “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert and it changed their life. I liked it at first because people taking charge of their happiness is wonderful, but the more I read the more I wish it didn’t take a book for people to change their lives for the better. It made me happy that they felt free and in charge of their happiness but some people had lived for so long in a state of pure unhappiness that it made me sad. I recommend reading this book over a long period of time, because I read it in three days and by the final day all I could think was, “WHY DID IT TAKE YOU FORTY YEARS TO TAKE CONTROL?”

  • If you ever want to feel even worse about news articles, even good ones, just read the comment section of them. I was really excited to read which woman was going to be the first woman featured (besides the queen, obviously) on Canadian money. Human rights advocate Viola Desmond was chosen and people made comments about how “of course it was going to be someone who challenged racial segregation in Canada, ugh such bias to coloured women.” REALLY? I… just… don’t… ugh. Don’t even get me started on how this is a miraculous move… in the 21st century… to feature one woman.

  • Half a billion dollars seems like a lot doesn’t it? There is a lot being spent on community and more local celebrations, but when it’s added up, half a billion dollars is still a lot of money to spend on a party. Canada sure can’t wait for this summer’s 150th birthday party.

  • I noticed that Sam Hunt had a new song that was climbing the charts recently. As someone who knew that if she could just encounter Mr. Hunt at some point in her life he would fall madly in love with her and live happily ever after, it destroyed me to listen to the apology song he wrote and released for his on-again off-again girlfriend. They are now engaged. I think I’m in the depression stage of grief mourning the loss of my fantasy.

  • In an effort to maintain a sleep-deprived state, I like to go on Pinterest at 11pm and then head over to Buzzfeed to take random unimportant quizzes. At least now in job interviews if they ever ask what my learning style is I can say, “Well, according to buzzfeed I’m most like a NY bagel over a Montreal bagel and based on my astrology I look best in the colours red or purple… sooo, you do the math.” I took one that asked which ice cream flavour must go… and this was one of the options. WHY EVEN LIVE AT THIS POINT?

  • I know it’s not even my country and I don’t get to be justly sad that he’s gone but I’m really going to miss President Obama and his family. Some of the farewell speeches and addresses that have been made prior to the official ones this week have just been heart-wrenching and tear-jerking. WTF America, you had it so good.

Just so you know, I’m generally a positive person, to the point where my optimism is slightly intense according to my coworkers. This is just a glimpse into moments lately that have me thinking… or saying.. “WTF.” Tell me, what is one WTF you’ve had/read/seen this week?

6 Comments

  1. I hadn’t heard about that book – sounds interesting! With regards to your not understanding why it may take some people 40 years to change their life…consider that you are a very fortunate and blessed young lady compared to so many in life. There are a lot of people who didn’t grow up, in or adult in such circumstances or similar environments. I’m not putting blame on external factors to make up for people’s lives, rather that everyone is different and some people learn different/later than others. I bet those people thought the same thoughts deep down and will regret not changing their lives earlier. Don’t judge them 🙂 It is never too late to change your life. I hope in your line of study you also know that.

    1. I completely agree. I think it was just reading their times of darkness and unhappiness that made with wish – alongside them – that they had been able to have this revelation earlier. I think everything happens for a reason though and for many stories the contributors admit that the book came at the exact right moment into their lives. It’s a beautiful book and I recommend it if you’ve read (and enjoyed) Eat Pray Love. I consider myself VERY fortunate and extremely lucky to have the life I do. It hasn’t come without hard work and support but I am beyond grateful for what I have and the life I am able to lead. I was definitely not judging them AT ALL, more just relishing their happiness and hope they have it for the rest of their journey. 🙂

  2. I think WTF Wednesday should become a regular thing here! I enjoyed this post because it reminded me of our hiking chats and all the WTFs we get to lol about.

    Hmmm… where to start with mine. I feel like my eyes are always viewing life through a sarcasm lens. How about the idio…. coworkers who were trying to pull a lodged piece of toast from a heavy duty conveyer belt toaster oven… with metal salad tongs… while it was still on… and smoking… for the SECOND TIME this month… and I’m like… why are you like this.

    1. We haven’t hiked together in SO long. 🙁 I usually see things like that happening and I’m like, “it’s really fascinating to watch your minds work.”

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