Let’s be friends! Wait… never mind

Why I will never be popular.

1. I am too sarcastic. Sure certain men enjoy a sarcastic woman. The same kind of man that gets turned on by a girl being mean as hell to them. You know who you are. But everyone else, they find it funny if they understand it. Don’t under any circumstances be sarcastic with someone who is stupid. They get super angry and bitter.

2. I am confrontational. If someone hurts my feelings, or says something that is simply hateful I just can’t not say anything. Yes I am that person that says what everyone is thinking but won’t say it. Especially in those awful work meetings. Yes I have made presenters cry. She had it coming.

3. I am too blunt. This goes hand in hand with number two. I simply do not understand why people are not simply honest all of the time. What is the point of lying, and making things up? I will never understand why someone would ever lie about anything ever.

4. I am an introvert. Now introverts are largely misunderstood group of people. It does not mean I do not enjoy the company of others, it simply means social occasions drain me emotionally and physically. I can only handle so much before I hit empty and need to recharge.

5. My awesomeness. I am so awesome it is threatening to many people. My awesomeness fills up a room. How do I know I am that awesome? Ask around. Everyone says so.

354 thoughts on “Let’s be friends! Wait… never mind

  1. hey…I’m not gay! We belong together. Our awsomness would combine and we would shine like the SUN!

    either that….or one of us would kill the other within a month….

    prolly the later i think… :).

      • yeh. i get that. and I’m married and in love with my wife. But this is just-pretend-blog-land where anything is possible. (even coming out πŸ˜‰ )

        and….just going on what I found with my ultr-super- awesome children when they were teenagers…

        death within a month!

      • One yes you sound very needy. But aren’t most bloggers.
        Two I will always reply. But, I am totally lost at the death within a month thing, maybe you have to have a teenager get it??
        p.s. I’m glad you are in love with your wife that makes marriage much easier.

  2. Wow, and here i was thinking i was the only one.
    It’s totally fun to be sarcastic.
    It’s awesome to be the “tiger tail puller” — i don’t know why i said that… they person calling others on BS.
    Not telling the truth is this strange binding force of amicable associates that wish to think that they have friends — but real friends bond deeper, and you are one of the rare few who will ever experience that joy.
    Congratz on sharing my curse πŸ˜‰
    ~J

      • Uhuh. I totall agree! I get my confidence from things that ACTUALLY matter.

        When your confidence is based on what people think of you, you end up building yourself around others’ personalities, which sucks because until you stop doing that, you never really find out who you are in truth.

        Great post! I love any post/blogger that make me feel like someone just summed up my entire life in a list.

        It just really sucks that you’re gay. 😦 b/c now I’ll never have a cha— okay I’m going to stop right there.

        I do that too, but I soon got tired of lists.

        Drove myself mad eventually ;), so I moved on to other writing. Turns out that that was a smart decision to make. Nearly saved my life, heh.

        Genius, nevercontrary, pure genius has won you a ‘freshly pressed’.

        It’s either that, or your experience with sarcasm – haters (these people just don’t get it lol >.>).

  3. hah! i love it! oddly, honesty and bluntness tend to kill any superficial relationships you could have… as an introvert myself, i have to say– YAY! it’s too much energy.

  4. You know, I woulda never guessed the Freshly Pressed peeps would be cool enough to include a sarcastic, confrontational, blunt, introverted blog of awesomeness.

    But they did.

    Congrats! πŸ™‚

    And BTW, I’d describe myself in the EXACT same way — minus the blunt-y-ness. And yes, that’s a word…

      • Sarcasm runs the world (since the world is full of the ignoramous — they have no idea when sarcasm falls upon them — I believe you fondly referred to them as “stupid” — well said, my friend! πŸ™‚

        Be mean for what? Be cruel for what? Be ignorant for what? Be racist for what? Be judgemental for what? In their eyes, whatever the “reason” (as there truly is none), they deserve the direct, inderect, or lightly peppered sprinkles of sarcasm they receive. Some of them (as in my ex) are so ignorant that they don’t even know you chewed them up and spit them out. Big words (which to the sarcaser (is that what we would call ourselves ? πŸ™‚ ? ) boggle the sarcasee (the receiver of said sarcasm) — which fules the sarcasm fire and just makes it tooooo fun to put out.

        Regarding the awesomeness cup! Hell yea, it exists — for all of the awesome sauce we drink on the daily!! πŸ™‚

        I am a virgin blogger and just posted my first “real” blog last week. I started my site in August, but life kicked in and that’s as far as I got. My take on relationships closely mirrors your take on friends…. some days, I seriously don’t even see the need or purpose.

        You are wonderful, my dear!! πŸ™‚ As are all of the other awesome posters on this site πŸ™‚

  5. “It does not mean I do not enjoy the company of others, it simply means social occasions drain me emotionally and physically. I can only handle so much before I hit empty and need to recharge.”

    True. Everyone has a different level, capacity.

    And it depends on the mood too. I’m outward Extrovert.

    Btw, I believe opposites attract, so if you…

    LOL anyways, good post.

  6. Number four — the introvert part. Isn’t it amazing how we call the life-of-the-party person, the one who knows how to work a room by wandering from person to person, engaging in shallow conversation before moving on to the next victim, having already forgotten the person he/she spoke to 15 seconds ago, normal?

    Introverts unite! (Probably not in the same room; as you say, it’s battery draining)

  7. Soul mate! LOL!
    I love this! I too am sarcastic, confrontational and an introvert – a strange combination when you really think about it. Are you ever told that you are intimidating – I hate it!
    -Kristin
    coupletastic.com

  8. I was never popular either. To add to your list: I was tough, and quiet, and anyone who knew me knew that if I had something to say, it usually came with a fight. Thank God those days are gone and I’ve grown up. I still dont have many friends but I’m good with it. I’m what you’d call a black sheep: I walk to my own beat and I like it that way.

    val
    http;//valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

  9. βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ” and well, I’ve never asked around, I just presumed. πŸ™‚ Guess I don’t have to worry about every being popular?

    The stupid people thing reminded me you should never argue with them either, because they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. I try not to think of myself as blunt. It’s more like everyone else has this nasty habit of over-complicating stuff and then trying to hide the truth in the obfuscation.

    Thanks! It’s good to know I’m not alone, um… being alone?

  10. One can never be too blunt. Until you’re describe as “about as subtle as a brick through a window”, there’s room for improvement.

    Thank you for sharing this with us, and congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  11. Wow I liked your post. I especially like how you used Mean Girl as the picture. That is what caught my eye. I like how you tell it like it is. Keep up the good work.

  12. Just stumbled upon your blog… and you’re right, you seem pretty awesome. And I enjoy sarcasm, so I’ll continue reading! I’m the type of person who finds herself waging an internal battle over whether or not to speak aloud the words that are swimming in my mind–typically something I think is funny/witty but could be mildly offensive/misunderstood. I end up saying it anyway because it’s usually too good to keep to myself.

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  14. You sound like an interesting individual – no wonder you have so many viewers. Seems like you’re popular to me.

    I love your interpretation of introverted people. I’m definitely going to use that from now on. When people tell me I am too quiet at times, I usually say, “You talk enough for me.” Now I am going to say, “because you’re draining my energy, so be gone!” Hehe.

    Thanks for the entertaining read~

    • I commented back earlier that we can be friends if you pass the test
      1. what is better south park or family guy?
      2. Do you know who Ani Difranco is?
      3. What are your thoughts on Vampires?

  15. you are awesome…I should know, cause i too am awesome. Love the post, hilarious and completely agree…never use sarcasm on an idiot…in fact lets just stop talking to idiots all together, going to be a lonely world. Have a great weekend!

  16. I love how you worded #4. I, too, am an introvert and I agree that it’s such a misunderstood term. Because I work in marketing, have good public speaking skills and am generally a polite and friendly human being, people assume I am an extravert. However, like you, I find most social occasions both physically and emotionally draining; they take effort for me, unlike many of my friends who thrive on social interaction and can’t stand being alone/sitting still. It’s not to say that I don’t think it’s necessary and enjoyable to spend time with other people in social settings; it’s just that, like you, I can only take so much before I feel the need to retreat and (as you so aptly put it) recharge.

  17. Yeah, being an introvert means you also like listening to people when they talk instead of doing the talking and also another quality would be people watching. I was never popular in school but I am popular in my career, which is a little strange to be popular at something.

  18. Those are good reasons. I don’t understand dishonest people either.. I think life would be better if people told the truth all the time. Being popular is overrated anyways… I’d rather be me. Great post! I loved it! πŸ™‚

  19. haha.What???? it looks like I’m reading my diary’ uh……
    I get your point! You are sarcastic, confrontational, blunt, introvert and AWESOME!!!..Yeah, you spread awesomeness πŸ™‚
    Spotlight on you,today. Congrats

  20. LOL, I was looking around for new blogs to read, and saw this blog and thought it was cool, and THEN found out you were Freshly Pressed. Now I don’t like you as much. Kidding! I don’t like you at all. I don’t know why I clicked ‘follow’.

  21. Your description reminds me of my wife, and Liz Lemon s little. Sorry I mean no offense I just happened to be watching 30 Rock and there may not be any actual connection there. Great post by the way.

  22. Just friends Lovers no more Just friends But not like before
    To think of what we’ve been And not to kiss again Seems like pretending
    It isn’t the ending Two friends Drifting apart Two friends But one broken heart
    We loved we laughed we cried Then suddenly love died The story ends
    And we’re Just friends We loved we laughed and we cried Then suddenly love died
    The story ends And we’re Just friends
    Sorry, just quote from my favourite song “Just Friends”

  23. Wow, these remind me of me as well…a little bit too much! Not that its a bad thing rather there are people out there like me and I always get told there could never be another me…lol

  24. Love your style and can totally relate. Us sarcastic, blunt, abundantly awesome introverts are so misunderstood (and underestimated) in the world!

    Keep sharing
    C

  25. You know what my favorite part of this post was? The part where you say don’t be sarcastic with stupid people. If there is one problem I have in life, it is with the failure of such people to get my wit and humor – just laugh already! Awesome post!

  26. I love this post! I’m coming to terms with this myself.

    I can also be sarcastic, but I mainly dislike the things people choose to talk about. “She looks so fat.” Am I supposed to come up with a nice addition to that statement?

    I am very introverted, I practically hate social gatherings. But I need to work on being more blunt with people. I’ve discovered that they do deserve it sometimes.

  27. Did we meet sometime? How comes you’re writing about me? πŸ˜‰
    Just kidding. Love the post and somehow it sounds quite familiar. So it’s nice to know there’re more people like me. πŸ™‚

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  29. I too believe in my awesomeness, but I’m not as blunt as you are, so you have to ask my mom for confirmation.

    I was freshly pressed last week and the clicks are fading away, so I’m taking an informal self-survey by trolling other freshly pressed sites to see if I can get that FP adoration again by living vicariously through others’ good fortune. It’s not the same.

    I’m reading some great posts, though, including yours. Congrats!

  30. The name (gaycarboys) says it all, Ive read the comments as well as the blog and well, I should tell you that I think you may have been gay in a previous life. This is good as you’ll no doubt be able to decorate AND cook. Modesty forbids from commenting any further if you get what I mean! Love the blog.

  31. I like to use the word “sassy” instead of sarcastic. Sounds so much more attractive, doesn’t it? Congrats from one FP blogger to another! Fun to watch those numbers climb, isn’t it? Even if just for a short while πŸ™‚

  32. everyone thinks you’re awesome except the person you just told had a bugger on her nose, that she looked fat in the dress she’s wearing, and no…the guy she’s been seeing for the past year is not really in to her. πŸ™‚

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  34. I completely agree with No. 4. Being introvert aint bad! We just find comfort and peace in us being us most of the time…(^_^)

  35. i super agree with your point number 4…..i wann make a poster of that one line “social occasions drain me emotionally and physically” …. why does my mom has to take me to every function….

    and yeh i too believe m awesome…except that many people think that calling myself awesome is a side-effect of being too self centered… and i say that doesn’t change d fact that im awesome…

  36. I identify with all of these- especially 4. I like to socialize, but being up past my bedtime makes me grumpy unless for a really, really,really good reason.
    Let’s be friends, but not past my bedtime.

  37. I can so relate to you! Mind you, my honesty doesn’t get me into a lot of trouble – probably because I don’t get into many social situations as like you I’m introverted, which is good. Yes, the other commenters are right – introversion is a virtue! But I could learn from your confrontationalism. Assertiveness is definitely a virtue that I don’t currently have.

  38. They do say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but that can’t be true if someone as “awesome” as you uses it! πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  39. loved it !! especially the sarcasm and stupid people part . it always happens with me, someone who doesn’t understand me well gets angry over my sarcasm and for the record i am heavily sarcastic. πŸ™‚

  40. I’ll be one of the only people who confront you for this post. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed πŸ™‚ It’s always exciting… but I have an opposing view, and I thought you’d at least enjoy reading it for the fact that I disagree even if you don’t publish my comment.

    1. I am attracted to sarcasm but hate it when women are mean to me, and in turn often use sarcasm better than they do in order to get back at them.

    2. Some of the most popular people in the world are those who Are confrontational. They stick to what they feel, and other people enjoy that. They see your willingness to confront others and they are jealous, and as a result end up following people that confront others for them. Confrontational personalities are no reason to not be popular.

    3. Similar to being confrontational, bluntness is not always a turn off. I personally hate it when people avoid the truth and make things more frilly than they should be. Be frank, be blunt, be honest. Why lie? People typically like honesty, unless it’s about them… or unless you’re being a Kanye West.

    4. Introverts don’t always do so poorly with social interaction as they are expected to. For example, you may be an introvert, but you have 141 followers of your blog at least and they all enjoy reading your thoughts. Your enjoy, whether you admit it or not, having other people like what you think or say. There would be no reason to have a blog if you didn’t. If this was simply about getting your thoughts on paper, you could write in a diary or journal… but most people with blogs would agree that it’s never simply about getting thoughts out of your head. It’s also about having people listen to you, even if they disagree (like me) πŸ™‚

    5. If everyone says that you’re awesome, you are popular with them already. You just proved yourself wrong… haha. But seriously, awesome people get along with other awesome people. For example, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Even if they aren’t your type of awesome, they are awesome in their own way. People who get rubbed the wrong way by your awesomeness are simply insecure about their awesomeness in comparison to yours. They are just threatened by your social superiority, though you claim to have none.

    Interesting post! I am not saying you’re completely wrong, because each point has its validity, but I just wanted to present some counter-arguments! Thanks for writing! I’ll probably end up following you πŸ™‚

  41. So hard to cope with the constant envy of people, but there is no real alternative to it. I mean God forbid, that one has to become mediocre, in order to be appreciated. LOL πŸ™‚

  42. All these things make me WANT to be your friend!

    Word of advice: Don’t move to Sweden.
    The whole sarcasm things doesn’t always translate well, they HATE confrontation, they will talk around a point for hours never actually saying what they mean and quite frankly they wouldn’t appreciate your awesomeness.

    The introvert things fits in quite well though…

  43. I think you will be popular one day… as the queen of sarcasm. With all your witty comments, I think you pretty much have what it takes to be the queen bee. Well, if only that introvert self of yours wasn’t that clingy.

    Nevertheless, you have your awesomeness to grace the world. Being the next president or hottest celebrity is probably the next thing on your destiny’s list.

  44. Reading this post was like you were describing me.
    I’d like to not to be sooo introverted, but at the same time it was fun to read this.

    By the way, I love (mean girls) that movie πŸ™‚

  45. I’m thinking there are different kinds of introverts lately. If only because I’ve been different kinds… Here’s a universal definition that could apply to any of them: an introvert is someone who thinks about what they do simply to know for themselves. And then it splits into those who favor being outspoken, and those favor shyness. I’ve gotten into trouble for being outspoken, and it makes me shy. But then I get restless and/or angry being shy, so I shiv people. It’s all a compromise. Till death, dear extrovert, are you right. . .

  46. You sound just like me!! So, I think you’d be an awesome friend. πŸ™‚ …Of course, you may be right, considering I can count my close friends on less than one hand. Hehe.

    Anyway, great blog post. I’m so glad they Freshly Pressed it.

  47. Like your style. I’m a male version of you. Blunt, to the point, honest, tell the truth all of the time – or as I see it anyway – and though one or two people take offence, on the whole people respect me and find my openess admirable. If you say what you believe, even if it’s far from being PC, others find it refreshing in a world hogtied by rules on what you are allowed to think or say and it seems to give them permission to speak their mind as well. Say what you mean and mean what you say. You will upset the stupid people, as you say, but that’s their problem not ours. Don’t let them change you, though from the above it sounds like they haven’t got a hope in hell anyway. respek and ting. πŸ™‚

  48. i am pretty confident that if someone put your awesome with my awesome we could kill countries with the sheer amount of awesome. jus’ sayin’

    and i agree pretty much with your entire post. except i am not an introvert… i am what a friend of mine calls a “social slut”. all in all i think we would be friends xD

  49. I enjoyed your post, and have a question. From which movie is the picture taken, or if not from a movie, what is the picture’s origin?

    tnx

  50. That’s funny. Those are the same five reasons why I’ll never have a strong friend base. Now, they don’t really stop me from being popular because, due to my candidness, sarcastic wit, goofy humor, and ability to be an extroverted introvert, people still really enjoy me at the party. I also think popularity has more to do with the circles you travel and less about those characteristics. Because I am a poet and singer and really enjoy performing arts, my popularity is pretty high; however, my close associations are beyond low.

    Thanks for the posting.

  51. You must be my soul sister. I wrote a blog about the same thing not so long ago. My honesty gets me in hot water… a lot. People take my silence for being a bitch, when in fact, I am merely observing the stupidity going on around me. Or I do not feel like telling you about the personal crap going on in my life cuz it ain’t your damn business

    If someone is lucky enough to have me call them “friend” that is something they can bank on.

  52. ha ha ha, I love it feels like you’ve written it all about me… I think you have just found sooo many soul brothers and sisters with this post!!! Mean Girls is such an awesome image and movie! I have always been told that sarcasm is the highest form of intelligence, and I’m sticking with it! Congrats on your awesomeness and being freshly pressed.

  53. I love your explanation on Introverts. Makes perfect sense in so few words.

    A small point that has been bugging me this whole time… must say it. Sometimes people who don’t get Sarcasm are stupid… they just socially blind. I find it incredibly hard to understand sarcasm because it deals so much in tones, which I don’t register in my head.
    This is sad, due to the fact that my father is the KING of sarcasm. Every other sentence that comes out of his mouth is sarcasm, something that irks and confuses me to no end -.-
    BUT!!! Neat post. Short, sweet, simple, deep.

  54. Completely understand the whole introverted deal. Whenever I spend too much time around people, I become completely drained. I thought this happened to everyone, until I told my sister and she just looked at me like I was crazy. I just need some recharge time! Is that too much to ask?

  55. Oh yes, stupid people and sarcasm. It becomes a delicate art of saying the sarcastic remarks in your head and hoping you aren’t actually saying them outloud, where your humor will be lost and unappreciated. Oy.

    Great post, the ‘Freshly Pressed’ page got me here, and so far, I like what I’m reading πŸ™‚

  56. I can totally relate to number 5. Other people are under the misconception that being completely awesome is easy. But as you and I know it’s far from it. It’s hard being constantly in demand and an inspiration to others on a daily basis.

  57. It’s always nice to find someone a little like me πŸ™‚ Loved this post, and please don’t ever change your personality!

  58. I just had this conversation with a friend the other day. I was telling her that I had angered another friend. She told me I have a talent for angering friends. It’s not my fault if I’m just THAT awesome and…and I also happen to lack a filter.

  59. Awesome stuff there!! I agree when you say –
    Now introverts are largely misunderstood group of people. It does not mean I do not enjoy the company of others, it simply means social occasions drain me emotionally and physically.

    Introverts are often mistaken to be arrogant people, introverts choose their social circle carefully and that’s about it!!

    I am a lot like the list you put out…however, the sentence –
    If someone hurts my feelings, or says something that is simply hateful I just can’t not say anything.

    would read – “If someone hurts my feelings, or says something that is simply hateful I just can’t say anything” if it were about me…it’s a good thing that you respond and spit back some of the fire!!

  60. I see so much of myself in what you write!!! Wow – maybe I am the One!? (perhaps we should be soulmates yadda yadda yaddaas do half of wordpress it seems) WAIT. No. As your first respondent said, he is gay and you couldn’t work out. While I myself am very straight and extremely single, I am sure the perfect match for people like us could not possibly be a carbon copy of ourselves with matching sexual organs: more likely it is somebody patient, forgiving, outgoing and smart enough to find us funny without being scared. Oh – and with matching sexual organs….good luck on your quest ;-]
    H

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  62. Hi there! I found this on freshly-pressed and liked what you said about being an introvert, so I’ve quoted you on my most recent blog post – hope you don’t mind. πŸ™‚

  63. Your awesomeness reminds me of a friend. People tend to get intimidated of awesome people and then eventually jealous.

    However, being FreshlyPressed ought to make you change your statement now – you ARE popular! Kudos!

  64. Men do not rant mean girls.. we may put up with if she is hot ( one’s own taste ) but after awhile.. we’re just like women… We look for Mrs right… Tell me she is out there becuase I have my doubts about mine…. LOL

  65. LMAO well we are kindred spirits then! This pretty much describes me to a T, although I tend to be an extroverted introvert. I enjoy social events but at the end of the day just wanna be left alone! lol Thanks for sharing!

  66. You and I are kindred spirits – there are a lot of us around so it seems. We live among them – the banal, the politically correct, the fruity, always pleasant and cheery types, the I-live-in-utter-denial ones…..they are out there but there are just as many of us as there are of them. We shall persevere……

  67. I have the same confidence as you, but also am blessed with the fear of any sort of confrontation. So… while I am awesome, unfortunately I can never usually voice my honest thoughts to people.

    You keep on keepin’ on though, for those of us that can’t. πŸ™‚

    • Just what I was thinking! I would not say I am exactly introverted, but there are many people who comment openly about their own awesomeness etc, and it would seem that if we got all these people together, there would be a very good chance there is enough of them to make each of ‘us’ popular! Somehow… πŸ™‚

  68. HAHA! I read your post and I was completely dumb founded. You just described me. Then I started reading some of the comments and they made me laugh! I love it. Done good. ha

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  70. Hm. πŸ™‚

    I guess I’m a “facepalmer”.

    When people say something stupid I’m just unable to react. It would take me too long and drain me of too much energy to have to respond to their reaction.
    So I opt for the usual “cordial” mannerisms(?) when people step in it and leave it to people like you to do the “dirty work”. πŸ™‚ *grinn*

  71. Love well done sarcasm though. πŸ™‚ If it’s called for, or “necessary”. But I usually save mine for written replies. Easier to hold people “to account” for their statements and outright stupidities πŸ™‚

    All the best from “Mr. Facepalmer”. πŸ˜‰

  72. I am also too sarcastic, blunt, honest and awesome to be popular.. at least that’s what I think but I am popular as well. Doesn’t really make sense. And for some reason I read your post twice!

  73. Love your post. I’m glad to see someone who understands how difficult it is so be so awesome. Sometimes for other people’s sake. I don’t hit them with it all at once, I like to let them think I am shy before I whip out full-mast awesomeness. I’m also an introvert who knew? By the way im glad your on freshly pressed great post

  74. πŸ™‚ You could be writing about me!!! Only my awesomeness comes off a little less sarcasm meets bluntness and a little more “can someone shut her up so we can end the meeting already”

    Great post. Grats on FP.

  75. Wow, you and I are the same person, crazyness… People just assume I’m being a bitch when I tell them what I really think about them, they don’t understand that I just have a really severe, constant case of verbal diarrhea.

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