People Take What You Give; OR “Stop Teaching People to Treat You like Sh*t!”

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People Take What You Give; OR “Stop Teaching People to Treat You like Sh*t!”

I want to start by saying thanks to everyone who gave me uber love and feedback on last week’s post. The number of comments is not even near being indicative of all the love I received via text, tweet, dm, Facebook posts and messages … really … it’s ALL appreciated. I want you to know that!

But back to you.

I know you didn’t think you were off the hook that easily.

Apparently, a few folks took issue with a particular part of the writing last week.

I’ll refrain from calling these ladies silly heaux and call them “friends of ours who don’t always get the message the first time around.”

T’is all good.

I’ll be here for as long as you let me.

Remember last week when I said,

Sure, we can be young. We can even both be broken. But no one, absolutely no one comes with no promises and no demands … Why would you ever do that? The very moment you enter into any sort of relationship with someone, you should – at minimum – come with a basic demand for respect and general concern and commitment to your happiness? … Who wants to be involved with a miserable, self-centered individual with no real care as to how they interact with you, or how they affect your feelings? There are like a gazillion lezzies in this world. And the number is growing. I know. I see them every day at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and Planet Fitness. Find yourself one that actually likes you. It’s that simple.

Well I meant that. And I’m certainly not going to take it back because a few of us took offense. But, I will summon a few keen words from the Don Diva herself and um … help you out a lil’ bit:

Now, now, now, honey

You better sit down and look around

Cause you must've bumped yo' head

And I love you enough to talk some sense back into you, baby

I'd hate to see you come home, me, the kids,

And the dog is gone

Check my credentials... 

I’ll also break my original statement down for you. I’m fine with that. As a PhD student in English Literature and a teacher, I’m perfectly fine with a lesson in close reading. As a student of Nikky Finney, I know repetition



Comments [7]

lizloves101's picture

so true!

"There are like a gazillion lezzies in this world. And the number is growing. I know. I see them every day at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and Planet Fitness. Find yourself one that actually likes you. It’s that simple."                                      haha! so true! I see them in all the same places!

kholi's picture

LOL!

That's such a real feeling for me! Although Planet Fitness is a new siting situation. Smile

kholi's picture

LOL!

That's such a real feeling for me! Although Planet Fitness is a new siting situation. Smile

WriterInResidence's picture

Amen, sister... xo

Amen, sister...

xo

kholi's picture

<3 ...

Appreciate that.

kholi's picture

Oh Marcie ...

I adore your support. I think this one was DEFINITELY for me.

Marcie Bianco's picture

PREACH!

PREACH!