Artist Avner Geller was in a cookware store in Los Angeles when she saw a young woman looking at her phone. She let out a big sigh, looked at her friend and exclaimed, “He wants to go to Bali. But I say Fiji!” This made Avner chuckle. Her first thought was that this was the exact definition and the perfect example of a "first world problem." And then her ears perked up everywhere she went. She started to eavesdrop and overhear many conversations in her everyday life. She thought it would be fun to turn these scenarios into illustrations. And she was right.
Look, we've all been that girl. Or that guy! I don't want to exclude the gentlemen out there that has said things out loud like, "I'm just so over kale" or "I need a vacation from that vacation." We have all known that co-worker, friend or family member that loves to complain about everyday things that just aren't really that big of a deal. And we've all heard someone say something that is super ridiculous and then caught ourselves saying something even more petty or insane.
So here are some things that she has heard people say when they thought that no one was listening. And you better watch what you say, because Avner is so inspired by the reaction and support that she has received on social media, that she is thinking of making a #ThingsThatIHear Book!
Yea, girl. Get off her back! If she wants to be a miserable mess, let her. She isn't a project. She is a person. A sad, lonely disillusioned person, but still a person. Let her live inside of her raincloud. She is happy in her mess.
Yeah, texting is just so hard. It's, like, you have to, like, get out your phone. Then you have to type, like, in your password to unlock your phone. And then, like, find their name, find your texts and, like, type. I am exhausted just thinking about it.
I feel this girl. Because everything tastes better, looks better and ahem, feels better when you are drunk. Then you try to get into it sober and you are like, "That is the 'incredible' taco I ate at 2 am when I was shwasted? Gross."
And just like someone will always be older than you, someone will also be doing a worse job than you. So don't stress too much about where you are in life. Someone out there is doing much worse, so you are cool. And if many people are doing a worse job than you, even better!
Yes! Thank you! Go ahead and take that picture and be a tourist, but what are you going to do with that picture? There are a million of the same picture online so just Google image it, print it out and call it day. As a matter of fact, why even go when you can find pictures of it online?
Nobody wants to hear on a first date that you only reached out because your therapist made you do it. Even if it's true, just lie about it. Unless the date sucks, then you can do whatever you want because you will probably never see them again anyway.
If you've ever had a personal trainer, or been a personal trainer, then you know that you are so much more than a fitness coach. You are a dating coach, life coach and more. This also goes for nail technicians and hair stylists. They know all.
You have to Google him! How else will you know if he is a mass murderer or not? Google him, send links to family and friends, see if you can find videos of him speaking. This way, if you do disappear you have a whole lot of info on him.
This is the kind of yoga teacher that I am looking for. So much of working out is about being mentally healthy. It's an escape from anything that is causing you stress in your life. Like your kids. Your kids are great but they are exhausting. It's okay, every mother feels this way.
When you feel this way, I have some advice for you. Just eat whatever is on your plate. Then have a another plate and then don't be afraid to have another one. Food will fill your void. Food is your friend.
YOU SHOULD NEVER READ THE COMMENTS. Do you think that I do? Absolutely not. I like to be oblivious to everyone who is saying hateful and hurtful things about me and I am sure that there are plenty. Why would I want to know what is going on in the comments section? Girl, bye.
Ugh, choices are the worst right!? I wish someone would just control everything that I do. I wish that they would tell me where to go and what to see and what to eat and how to live. That would be so much cooler than choices. Gross.
Oh damn. This one is bad. My Uber drivers are usually pushing their new album because they are a musician or talking about traffic patterns and the weather. So if that is an improvement over your date, then you know that it is bad.