Why Does Misery Love Company?Posted: May 17, 2011
Hello, my fine friends! How’s everyone feeling today?! I’m feeling a tad bit sluggish due to my inhalation of a piece of white chocolate – raspberry cheesecake last night at The Cheesecake Factory.
Cory and I shared this ginormous slice of heaven (minus the whipped cream.)
Do I feel guilty? Yes, I kind of do. Am I going to fret all day? No – I’m just going to do my best to make healthier decisions today. Easy peasy, lemon squeezey 🙂
This morning I enjoyed a sweaty P90X plyometrics session which was swiftly followed up by my beloved cereal combo 🙂
Quaker oatmeal squares, Honey Nut Cheerios, Kashi Crisp!, almond slivers and 1/2 a banana
Okay, so now let’s get into the stuff behind this post’s title.
We all know the saying Misery Loves Company, right?
I mean, I get it – kind of. If I’m feeling down in the dumps, I don’t necessarily want to throw you a party to celebrate something happy in your life.
I’d rather bitch and moan with a friend who likes vodka.
But those feelings are normally momentary – not a way of life. And let’s be honest; I’d still throw you a party if you deserved one 😉
Anyway, Cory and I were talking yesterday about how we’ve noticed that some people are so quick to rain on a love parade (or any kind of parade, really.)
Here’s an example of a conversation that happened a few days ago:
Me: Yeah, we’re finally going to move in together after the wedding (insert giddy grin here) I’m so excited!
*Debby D: Wait – you’ve never lived together?!
Me: Nope. We wanted to wait.
Debby D: Woah. Psh. Humpf.(Cue more huffing and puffing) Get ready for the most difficult year of your life!
Me: Wow, thanks Debby. You’re quite the ray of sunshine. (<— Okay, this part happened in my head)
*Names may have been changed to protect the identity of a real life sour-puss.
Why are people like this?
Are they really that miserable?
I truly hope not, because that would be tragic – but it’s disappointing how people so rarely want to tell you something positive. If someone is happy, why on Earth would another person feel the need to say something negative? This totally blows my mind.
I don’t have a profound conclusion to this thought (do I ever?) – but I wanted to get it out there. Maybe other people have experienced people like Debby D?
Disclaimer: Let’s get real – encountering a Debby or Nancy doesn’t truly affect me, but it does make me wonder: WTF?
If you have any thoughts whatsoever on this subject, please share! If not, thanks for reading my vent-session 😉