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Vent time!

  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    Feel free to vent today.
    I find it helpful NOT to say this to the person.
    LOL

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image67
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha, well if I can find something to vent about it would be having to clean my house. Would be so much better if we had a magical maid to clean up after everyone. As well as wish I lived in a positve peaceful world. Of course we could do without trolls on hubpages and on the internet. Well I don't have much to vent about, or maybe I do, just not coming to mind at the moment. lol

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I guess I could vent about one of the richest men in America, Warren Buffet, giving 95% of his wealth to charity where 60% of that goes to charity executives and marketing. Why not do what some of these reality shows do? Go to small businesses in distress all over the country and fix them, educate the owners on what they're doing wrong, and bring the small business into his network.

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
          schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          good point smile

  2. cherylone profile image89
    cheryloneposted 5 years ago

    Venting, hmmmm, I guess I could vent about everything because sometimes nothing seems to go right.  But today I will vent about the way the economy has gone.  So many people out of work and so many businesses closing down.  It's sad to see and hard to accept.  sad

  3. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to vent earlier but I forgot what it was about, sorta. I'll be back thou lol lol

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    God Damn Telephone Solicitors...

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am equipped with a self-venting mechanism. Down with war!

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I know. Every time I get one I keep trying to remember that it's just some kid on the other end trying to do a job. I wouldn't even answer it but I'm waiting for Publisher's Clearing House to call me with the million.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image89
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I know.
        I answer the door expecting that this time it really could be Ed McMahon with a giant oversized (in all ways) check.
        But all I ever get is a copy of The Watchtower.
        roll

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
      schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      hang up on them immediately......or um, a friend of mine who used to do this in his free time roll was to keep them going thinking they are selling him something lol and after 1/2 hr or so, say "Oh , I really don't have a house, so  you can't sell me a pool" or whatever. But you have to have alot of spare time (and a few beers) to do that.

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have always handed over the phone to the most convenient toddler.  Kids LOVE getting phone calls.

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
          schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          wink lol

        2. Mighty Mom profile image89
          Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Now if only your toddler could reach her tiny fist through her portal and color with permanent marker all over the telemarketer's mouth ... that would be so fun!

          Am I evil?
          Seriously, maybe we could work this angle into the screenplay.
          smile

          1. couturepopcafe profile image60
            couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Or we could do what Seinfeld did.

            "I'm sorry, I'm a little busy right now. Can I have your home phone number and I'll call you back tonight?"
            "I'm sorry, sir, we're not allowed to give out our home number."
            "Then why are you calling me at my home?"

            Or something like that.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        As to telephone solicitors, here's what I usually do.

        Ring.....

        Me: "Hello?"

        Them: "Mr. Paradigmsearch?"

        Me: "Who's calling please?"

        Them: "This is telephone solicitor number 7 of the day." (That's not what they say, but that's what I hear.)

        Me: "Hold on. I'll get him."

        At this point I set the phone down and just forget about them. For every minute that they sit there waiting, that's one or more fewer people that get harassed that particular day.

    4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image92
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      +1 on the telephone solicitors. I keep getting calls from a firm that has 'reviewed' my credit card & they want to offer me a great rate. No matter how many times I press the button to take me off the call list, and no matter how often I've stayed on the line just so I could demand they remove my name, I still get the calls. One guy had the nerve to tell me I was violating his 'free speech.'  I've reported it, but you can't easily trace their number.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    OMG, schoolgirlforreal!
    I was JUST heading over to the Hubbers' Hangout to post a VENT and voila, here is this golden opportunity.
    I love that you put it under ANGER MANAGEMENT.
    Brilliant.

    Here is my vent du jour.
    People who come onto your hub (random people who obviously don't have a hubber account) and tell you you have completely missed the point of your own hub.
    That you are wrong.
    Even when your hub title and intro make clear the criteria for the list you have compiled -- dumbass people come over and apparently don't read the title or the intro. Just lambast you because your list doesn't include (in this case bands) that they think it should.
    Despite the fact that YOUR criteria for YOUR hub make it clear that the bands they are proposing flat out do not qualify for YOUR list.

    I am used to being told I am wrong.
    I can handle being told I am wrong.
    Sometimes I actually am wrong.
    But not this time!

    *whew. that felt really good.*

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol 'vent du jour'.

    2. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
      schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      wink lol

  6. HattieMattieMae profile image67
    HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago

    Ha Ha, I don't understand why people can have an account on hubpages that don't write in the first place. I understand we have forums, but you should have to write hubs as well, it does seem like a writers community.

  7. MelissaBarrett profile image61
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    My vent:

    My three year old apparently has access to a dimensional porthole from which she can pull crayons, sharpies, and play-dough at will. She uses this porthole for evil the second that I am cleaning up any of her (or the cat's) messes.  You can't get sharpie off walls with a magic eraser and fake play-dough doesn't come out of micro-suede couches.  You know, the light baby-blue coloured couch that now has neon yellow spots.

    1. 2uesday profile image87
      2uesdayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like a potential story line for a book - the child that can magically produce things through an invisible porthole. smile

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!  Run with it if you want!  If it makes a bunch of money just promise me to pay for one day of babysitting and a week of maid service.

        1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image92
          Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It could also be a sci-fi movie . . . great special effects opportunities!

          1. Mighty Mom profile image89
            Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Exactly. Kind of Poltergeist meets the Matrix kinda vibe, ya thinkin'?

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Melissa, it's original. Your neighbours will be envious. lol

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You mean the downstairs neighbor that plays Elvis gospel and George Jones at full volume at 11 p.m. at night?  Probably.

        As soon as I get a stereo (which I've never had a need for before now) with REALLY big speakers, He's getting both speakers turned face down and being hit with Eminem at 7 in the morning.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, and you could really make him suffer by jumping all over the floor, dancing, and asking Lily to daub her ice-cream on his window to show him how she can spell her name.

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
            MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Why Ice Cream?  I'm sure she could pull neon spray paint out of her portal.

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
              Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Your right. I'll go with the neon spray paint, it's far more difficult to remove.

        2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, and you could really make him suffer by jumping all over the floor, dancing, and asking Lily to daub her ice-cream on his window to show him how she can spell her name.

    3. profile image0
      jenuboukaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Got a little guy with the same magic porthole, he loves defacing the white refrigerator, when he is not looking I use toothpaste, yes toothpaste and it is magically gone.  He runs in defeat and there is a minty fresh scent in the air of mommy victory.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image89
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Minty fresh mommy victory!
        Gotta love it!!

      2. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'll have to try it...  Even if it messes up the paint, which is worse toothpaste abrasions or black sharpie?

        @MM well if there is gonna be a screenplay can Lily play herself in the movie?   I always wanted to be a stage mom.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image89
          Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Melissa,
          I think, based on multiple exposures to your brash, histrionic, over-the-top and completely unyielding personality, you would make an excellent Stage Mom.*











          *when monkeys fly out of my derriere.

  8. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    Okay, I got one. smile
    Ugly old men that act like they're studs lol

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image92
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree on the old-men thing. I hate to tell you, but it doesn't get any better when you get older. They still have delusions of studness. (Is that a word? It is now).

  9. savanahl profile image79
    savanahlposted 5 years ago

    I can't stand the rain! It's so gloomy and grey. Put me in a down mood....

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
      schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      yeah, i know what you mean, and winter time when it gets dark early

  10. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    I got another one. People who think they're superior.

 
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