it’s not opposite day..

  when i was young(er) Mon, Wed and Fri were know as “opposite day”.. it was the day where everything that was said had an opposite meaning.. it was the day where “i hate you fred” really told fred how i wish he’d sit beside me in history class.. but honestly, we stopped doin opposite day when i left middle school..
  i didn’t know we were still playing..
  my ex and i used to play this game.. A LOT!! something was said when exactly the opposite was meant.. the only thing is that i never knew when we were playing. as no one had called “opposite day” at the beginning of the day.. was it understood? if i didn’t see you on monday, should i just assume that tuesday is opposite day because you didn’t want to lose a day? and if tuesday was in fact opposite day, then does that mean that it’s on wed too.. cuz that would make it back to back..
    you see my problem…
  as a 20-something year old (at the time) i realize that i didn’t have the patience for all this.. my boyfriend was KNOWN for popping up at my house.. then when i seemed less than pleased to see him, would pull out the “well, i’m leaving” card.. the thing is since i didn’t know if we were playing opposite day and i REALLY just wanted to be rid of him, i’d pull out the “ok, call me when you get home” and get up to open the door..
    “danger will robinson, danger.. ABORT!”
  that was the wrong answer..
    this would start the huffing (literally) and the whole “conversation” that we needed to have about the fact that i didn’t beg him to stay.. “well, lemme see.. you dropped by unannounced when i was sitting on the couch chillin.. and then said you were gonna leave but you want me to beg you to stay?” it’s like i wanted to throw my hands in the air and curse the Heavens above.. (see above pic for demonstration)  “whaddya want from me!?” (noadamlambert)
   besides, i also found it selfish that he knew he was coming over, thus had all the time in the world to formulate his argument and what was gonna be said.. and he caught me by surprise, and was upset when i was speechless.. GOHWTBS!
   i’m thinking this way, “we’re ‘grown’ and that ‘beating round the bush and dropping hints’ ish went out in middle school.. i don’t have the time to go through the cereal box to get my decoder ring and figure out what you’re trying to say”
   i don’t speak in riddles.. i don’t take out my trusty Mad Libs pad and have you fill in the blanks.. and i for D*MN sure don’t stil do that “opposite day” bull-pucky.. say what you mean, and mean what you say..
   act like every day is sunday.. i don’t do opposite day anymore.. not only that, but even if i DO know what you’re ultimately trying to say, i’ll act like i don’t.
   step yo communication game up!!

   yo momma gave you a mouth, SPEAK!
   closed mouth don’t get fed..
 and all the other little quotes that our elders like to say..

     and if you can’t , then at least don’t come around me…
i love ya, honestly i do…. i just can’t stand you..
   speak yu mind and walk good…

5 Responses to “it’s not opposite day..”
  1. MsEsquire77 says:

    "i don't have the time to go through the cereal box to get my decoder ring and figure out what you're trying to say"^^This sums up your entire post beautifully!Grown-folks need to master the fine art of communication and practice it daily. I'm not a mind-reader and I don't want to be. I always say what I mean and mean what I say so everyone in my circle (family, friends, man) needs to do the same. Life would be less complicated if people stopped talking/acting in code.

  2. kirk lazarus says:

    yall was stil doing opposite day in middle school?

  3. Karolina says:

    all i can say to your latest post is THANK YOU! Seems that not everyone got the memo about opposite day going out of fashion

  4. candy4lyfe says:

    lol so true. I never played opposites day. Its always been straight to the point: Circle yes or no if you like me!

  5. This is a very good post. Good communication is the key to anything/everything. We have to say what we mean and mean what we say. Play time is over. Folk (especially men) need to leave recess on the playground.

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