“The world needs more people like you”. This is a common expression I hear made to myself and many others often. Sadly, when people say this, many of them often don’t represent the very differences they just complimented or spoke highly of. It’s almost like they’re saying “the world needs more people like you, but it won’t be me.”
It’s interesting how people want to see change but would rather someone else do it. If everyone leaves things up to someone else, who’s left to do what people feel is ideal? How can you support something, yet not support it at the same time? This is exactly what you do when you tell people the world needs more like them, but then never act upon whatever good things you feel they’re doing.
If you see an injustice, by all means be a part of the solution. There's nothing stopping you from being more like those you say the world needs more of. Nothing, that is, except yourself. You and only you stand in the way of the positive things you could be doing.
The world needs more people like you -- if you stand up and take action. Otherwise, you’re simply repeating this phrase while the world actually does need more people -- more people that care enough to act for the greater good.
The world does need more people. And it WILL be me. Will it be you?
Creepy Sh** People Do To Me On Facebook
Have you ever logged on to check your Facebook and wondered "WTF is this ish?" People get bolder every day it seems. Here's just some of the creepy shit people actually do to me on Facebook.
Randomly Call Me on Facebook Messenger
If we never (or rarely) communicate or you just added me as a friend, what makes you think you should dial my phone from Facebook Messenger? That’s complete creeper status! Who does that? Apparently, more people than I’m comfortable with because it’s happened to me on numerous occasions. Every time, all it gets from me is an ignore on the call and then a block on FB promptly after.
For the record, the one and only person I’ve had phone conversations on Facebook Messenger with is my fiance -- and the first call we had on there was well after the first day we met. Try, WAY after. You know, we actually knew each other and were dating. Don’t call strangers or people who are barely acquaintances with the Messenger app. Just don’t. It’s creepy.
Hit the Ask Button for Info That's Not Filled In
If I haven’t filled something in on my profile, then I don’t want to give that info out online. If you’re a good enough friend to have that info, chances are I’ll tell you eventually, if I haven’t already. If I haven’t, then please don’t ask. That’s especially true if we rarely or never communicate or you just added me as a friend. Hitting that ask button is just plain creepy. Just don’t do it.
Message Me Flirtatiously When Partner is in My Profile Pic
This one should really be common sense, but apparently, it’s not. My profile pic has contained my significant other ever since we first took a pic together. It changes, but he’s always in it with me and you can tell we’re a couple. My profile also says we’re engaged and he’s always tagged in my profile photos. Yet and still, creepers will send me flirtatious or suggestive messages. Why? First of all, those kind of messages wouldn’t get me even if I was single and second of all, why would anyone want someone who would come on to a very obviously taken person? Thirdly, it’s creepy to flirt with someone in that way before you get to know them.
Come on to Me The Instant Your Friend Request Is Accepted
Obviously, these are sometimes scammers. However, they can also be people who actually think they will get somewhere with this tactic. Facebook is not your dating service. Even if it was, that is the wrong way to go about it. Coming on strongly to people as soon as you first see them online is creepy. My acceptance of your friend request is not an invitation to be creepy or stalkerish toward me. Do not send me messages or leave suggestive comments when you hardly know me. Especially don’t do it repeatedly when I don’t respond the way you expected. The stalkerish Facebook behavior leads me to the next point.
Like Every Single Photo Of Me or My Kids When You Barely Know Us
If you’ve already done any of the above things, your creeper status isn’t looking so good. Add this to the mix and you’re really a creeper -- and maybe a stalker too. Please don’t like every single photo I post of myself or my kids or tell me how beautiful I am on every photo unless you know me well. It’s just awkward and creepy and eww. It’s a million times more icky if you mostly or only like pics of my kids or if you like every single picture of them and we don’t know you that well. Unfortunately, this has happened before and it doesn’t bode well for anyone who does it. Liking a few photos is fine. Kids are adorable. I should know. I'm a mom. But obsessing over photos of kids you don't even know is just creepy.
These are far from the only creepy things people have done to me on Facebook. But this shit is most definitely creepy.
What creepy things have people done to you on Facebook?
P.S. If you’re reading this and you’re still on my friend list, you must not be a creeper in my eyes. The behavior I’m talking about here is beyond just normal photo liking, messaging, and other Facebook interacting. Way beyond. You do not even want to know. Trust me.
Every time I log onto Facebook, I come across one or more posts about cruelty to animals. Some people -- too many people -- treat animals like they’re toys instead of living beings. From abuse, to neglect, to torture, to entertainment, and more, some people tend to forget that animals have feelings.
My kids and I used to rescue abused, neglected, injured, sick, or otherwise “unsellable” or “unwanted” hamsters and other small animals. The only reason we put it on a temporary hold is that we no longer have the means to do so. See, we know when we should take on more animals and when we shouldn’t. We currently have what is our limit. It’s only rescuing if you can handle caring for those you save.
Often, small animals like hamsters and gerbils get abused or neglected because parents who fail to teach their kids proper animal treatment adopt them for their children. Later, they end up returning them after the damage has been done.
That’s when we would come in and adopt them. We’d have to nurse them back to health, teach them to trust people again, help them to be calm instead of aggressive, care for those with disabilities, and more.
Animals are not toys for your kids to play with and abuse. They are living beings with feelings. If your kids don’t know how to be kind to them, teach them how. But don’t adopt an animal for them before that happens.
Animal abuse is sadly not limited to kids who don’t know better. I’ve seen several news stories and a couple television episodes regarding different cases of newborn animals being thrown into the trash by adults, most often kittens and puppies. It’s sad that there have been so many instances of this. Baby animals are not toys. You can’t just put them in the trash when you’re done with them.
On one pet rescue show, I watched as some newborn puppies were rescued from a trash can, where a woman and her mother had thrown them. Their reason was that they couldn’t afford to take care of puppies. Well, why did they allow the mama to get pregnant then? Why didn’t they spay her if they couldn’t afford puppies?
If you think these stories are the worst of it, think again. People use animals as entertainment (i.e. fights and circuses where they’re badly abused), as breeding factories, as test subjects for experiments, and so much more. These are living, breathing creatures, like you and me. Animals aren’t toys.
In case you haven't guessed, yes, I’m one of those “crazies” that crossposts shelter animals, abused animals, etc on Facebook (on my timeline, on my page for that, in groups dedicated to it, and more). But there’s a reason -- and until people get that animals aren’t their toys and they stop abusing them, I’ll keep doing what I do. It’s saved many animals, but even the chance of it saving one is enough for me to keep it up.
Animals aren’t toys and until people start acting like it, those like myself and my children will have to continue doing what we do.
What the heck is rainting and why do I do it so much! It’s exactly what it sounds like -- full of rants and rain (hmm, kinda sounds like one of my million personalities, right?). But I promise you the rants will be educational ones..most of the time, anyway. Those familiar with me know that I get passionate about certain topics and I’m not afraid to tell it like it is. Sometimes I do it gently. But here, “it is what it is”, gentle or not.
The difference between my rants and many others is that I try to teach people something. I don’t just rant about anything. Most often, I’ll go on a tangent about an important cause, such as homelessness, animal rescue, or parenting issues. As often as possible, there will be points, facts, links, studies, or all of the above to back it up. I prefer to analyze, not just go off with no point. Although, as we humans can do, there will be times when I just spout at the mouth for seemingly no reason -- I am after all, the Mouthy Momtrepreneur.
Anyhow, back to the matter at hand. What the heck does rain have to do with rants? Well, here they’re both used teach lessons. You can’t have a rainbow without a storm (aka the rant or the rain). Storms are how the Earth cleanses things nad prepares itself for a new start.
See what I did there? Yeah, we writers are all sentimental and creative and stuff. That’s what we do. Get used to it. I call my type of ranting “rainting” because, just like when it rains or storms, I want people to feel clean -- to be inspired and refreshed with a new outlook.
Like rain, the storm (or in this case, rant) needs to happen before you see the rainbow. That’s how I see life. This is one of many reasons I love rain. In fact, I’m a bit obsessed with it and happen to attract storms, both literally and figuratively.
I’m looking forward to many more ranty, rainy, “rainty” (in the voice of Madea because I’m obsessed with her too) days with you. I promise they’ll have rainbows at the end as often as possible. I mean, I AM a mom. And we moms tend to do things with the intent of teaching someone life lessons.
by Lyn Lomasi, Staff Writer
If you're a hot sauce lover, like me, then this is the product for you! I love the way it burns! Therefore, I fell in love when I came upon this: F Milk! Got Hot Sauce?, 5oz. Milk makes my tummy do odd things, but hot sauce? Now, that's right up my alley. I put that shit on everything! Therefore, the statement "F Milk! Got Hot Sauce?" couldn't be any truer for me.
Pretty sure I'm going to have to order several of these to line my cupboard shelves. Every Boss Bitch should have at least one Mouthy Product around. Besdes, like I said, when it comes to hot sauce, I put that shit on everything. Therefore, I'll need to stock up. How about you?
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by Lyn Lomasi, Staff Writer
Today's mouthy product is "I Actually Give A Shit Gum". If you're a smart @$$ like me, you might enjoy having it in your pocket. The gag-style gum is cinnamon-flavored and comes in a tin can with 8 pieces. The can cover reads "I actually gave a shit earlier. You missed it".
This would be a fun gift to give to a sarcastic friend. Some may consider gving it to a person they feel this way about. I don't necessarily advocate for that, as it may not turn out well. That would be at your very own risk. Don't say I didn't warn you. Although, if you're considering it, perhaps you don't give a shit anyway.
This is the first of many mouthy products I plan on featuring here at Mouthy Momtrepreneur. Stay tuned for more.
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