You've probably noticed I like making lists about stuff. The truth is that sometimes adding stuff together makes more sence as a whole than just individual stuff. And lately I've felt uncomfortable about these kinds of comments, because there's just nu proper way of responding to them.
Exhibit A: Stating a season to your clothes.
Friend: Is that a new dress?
Me: Yes! Yes it is.
Friend: It's very... summery.
WHAT. DOES. THAT. MEAN?! I get it if it's a super warm day and you add something positive to the statement, like "I like it - it's very summery!". This gets even more confusing if it's said only as a statement AND there's no sun out (or not, in fact, summer). Am I supposed to apologize if it's not summer? I like flowers. So what? Now, you're probably thinking "omg, Findus, you are sooo sensitive". I guess I don't like feeling like I am left out. Does anyone? But, yeah, this really does confuse me. At least add a smile or something so I know it's not just said as a statement. At least that gives me a direction on what to answer. Or something... hmm. I actually don't know how much that helps. Am I even making sense?
Exhibit B: "Faith in humanity RESTORED"
Okay, so this is usually used online in forms of memes, but still. People seem impressed by the smallest things (I guess this is a good thing too, but nevertheless confusing to me).
*Picture of a car nicely parked* - "FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED".
Call me cynical... but is THAT something restoring your faith in a world full of racism, white privilege, patriarchy, inequality and violence. Someone who fucking knows how to park... Ignorance is bliss indeed. By all means, show me REAL stuff to make you feel warm at heart. Proper parking is not enough for this bitter lady xD