Apparently, I’m in a mood. That’s what I was told, anyway.

Never mind that I’m exhausted, both physically and mentally. Never mind that I’m looking ahead at our calendar and wondering how I’m going to make it through the next two months. (Never mind that I think the same thing every year. Never mind that the answer is always By the skin of our teeth.)

Because I’m in a mood, so the problem is clearly mine. No one else’s. There couldn’t possibly be any one of a number of reasons for why I’m quiet, why I’m tired, why I don’t feel like peopling.

Never mind all that. Just fix it. Suck it up, buttercup.

Hide your crazy and start acting like a lady.

This lady is going to bed. Because it’s far too peopley out there, and apparently, I’m in a mood.

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15 thoughts on “Mood

    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Yes, but I hate it when people say someone’s in a mood as a polite way of saying that that person is behaving in a way they don’t like (i.e., being a bitch). I mean, we can’t all be Miss Mary Sunshine all the time, and then the minute there’s even a hint of being a Debbie Downer, it’s, “Oh, well, she’s in one of her moods.”

      I guess what it comes down to is that that phrase feels very dismissive to me, and I don’t like being dismissed. I don’t like feeling that my feelings don’t matter. And I know that I tend to read too much into things, but I really hate it when I’m made to feel like I read too much into everything.

      I’m beginning to feel like I don’t really know myself anymore – I keep second-guessing everything I hear and think and say and do. When I’m presented with a simple choice, I find myself overwhelmed by the prospect of choosing one thing over another. I overthink everything. It’s maddening.

      And somewhere along the way, I seem to have lost my point (I only had a tenuous grasp of it anyway, so I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised)…

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      • Revis Edgewater says:

        Maybe I’m just wired differently, but I don’t normally care when people are dismissive or rude to me. Unless, of course, it’s a close friend or family member that does it. If it’s anyone else, though (coworker, acquaintance, fellow Kroger shopper), it usually doesn’t bother me, and on the rare occasions that it does, I just remind myself that I have more important things to worry about than pleasing someone who feels the need to be an ass.

        I hope you have a much better day today.

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        • Kay Kauffman says:

          And that’s the thing – it wasn’t some rando (although, as a people pleaser, it probably still would have annoyed me if it had come from some rando).

          At least this morning I woke up without a headache. That right there improved my day immeasurably.

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          • Revis Edgewater says:

            The fact that it wasn’t a rando does make it worse. When the non-rando people in my life make statements like that to me, I tend to respond with smartass or sarcastic comments. Neither of those things are probably the best course of action, however.

            I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better. Hopefully your headache stays gone and you can enjoy your day.

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    • Kay Kauffman says:

      True story! If only that weren’t the case…Life being a bitch, I mean. Would it really be so bad if life was like a box of chocolates – sweet and delicious – more often than not? 🙂


  1. Janelle Visser says:

    Doesn’t it seem like when someone tells you you’re “in a mood” or “must be that time of the month” or whatever else, it delegitimizes your feelings? That’s how I feel about it. Your feelings are perfectly legitimate and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. ❤

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  2. J.Gi Federizo says:

    Nobody tells it to my face (or I don’t remember anyone saying it to me directly), but I am pretty sure people say that behind my back. I can be “in the mood” as they call it, but I usually have a valid reason why. People just can’t handle it when I make sure I let them know.


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