Some of you may have seen this picture that I posted relatively recently:
Yep, that's the once-in-a-while-HUGE-shop-because-we-have-no-food cart picture. I'm so bad about running to the store to grab stuff we need, so it usually sneaks up on me when there's no food and all of a sudden I have to spend a million years grocery shopping. My own fault, yes, but still a pain. (PS - I usually don't shop at Wal-Mart, but I knew this trip was going to be expensive.) Allow me to show you the caption I posted.
Is anybody offended yet?
I think it was the next day that I saw a new comment on this picture. It was especially strange because this wasn't one of my more popular posts (and why would it be? Just normal everyday mundane tasks being Instagrammed...no big deal). Upon reading this new comment, I think I felt every emotion possible in the span of 30 seconds. Exhibit A:
Let's discuss. I don't know this girl. Upon stalking her, I realized that all she does is search for random pictures from people she doesn't know and leave rude comments. It was so evident because all the comments on her (maybe 10?) pictures were from others calling her out. I thought about 9178435 different ways to respond to this. Do I leave her a comment on one of her pictures? Do I ignore it all together? Neither. I left my comment right underneath and addressed her directly. Exhibit B:
As you can see, I started off by being pretty polite, but then I just had to add my true feelings. I was not about to let this little girl leave this comment on my picture for all my real friends to see and let them think that I'm some horrible person. Generally I'm a fan of the leave-it-alone mentality, and I don't like to call attention to people who clearly want the attention, but I just couldn't resist.
If you have any questions about me or my personal life or choices, please ask. If you're wondering what I mean by "recycling" my plastic bags, I'll explain. I keep some in my car to use as impromptu trash bags -- you never know when you'll need one. I also pack my lunches in grocery bags. I use them as poop bags for my dog. I use them to line small trash cans.I use them to put my hedgehog's dirty bedding in before putting it in the trash can. I use them when I'm cooking to contain raw meat containers and other food trash so bacteria doesn't spread everywhere. Basically, I use grocery bags instead of buying other products for this stuff.
Not that I think I need to explain this to the whole world, but obviously I'm feeling a little defensive. After I left my comment, I laughed it off. But I had to address that I'm not some earth-hating, nature-polluting yuppie who prefers plastic. Because that's not the case.
Kthanks. I feel better now.