Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Don't yuck my yum

I saw that phrase in a Facebook group last week. Someone posted about a new restaurant coming to Des Moines and because it's a chain, some people got upset. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of chains. I try to eat, drink, and shop local when I can. That said, I don't completely boycott chains. And a new business in our city should be welcomed. Anyhow ... someone commented on the post that they wouldn't be going to this new place and they didn't know why the original poster was excited.

Come on now.

Do we have to be Debbie Downers about everything someone else likes that we don't?

Can't we just let someone enjoy what brings them joy even if it doesn't do anything for us?

I've been a victim of this. I like a lot of things that people either hate or simply don't understand.

- Baseball
- Iowa State Cyclones
- Coffee
- Craft beer
- Cats
- John Mayer
- Boybands

That's just a short list of things off the top of my head that people have tried to crap on whenever I mention how much I like them.

I mean, have you seen these memes?

There's one for just about every interest.

And it's annoying.

I'm not going to play innocent here. I've been guilty of this in the past.  There are things other people like that I don't understand and don't like.  Most of the time I don't comment, but I'm sure I have tried to piss in someone else's Cheerios from time to time.  Consider this my public apology to anyone I might have victimized.

Like what you like.

Enjoy whatever you want.

As long as you're not hurting anyone or trying to force me to like it, I don't care.

Do you.

Just don't yuck my yum.


  1. I like to talk about what I like, but I also like to talk about what I don't like. I think those types of memes are different than "Why do people care about _______" statuses.

  2. LOVE this so much!! I haven't heard that saying in a long time but I love it and remember now why I love it. Just because YOU hate something doesn't mean EVERYONE should!! Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom :)

  3. YES! People do this to me all the time and it drives me crazy. I'm sure I'm guilty of it too. But we should all just knock it off.

    (Although I do sometimes think those memes are kinda funny when literally 80% of my feed is the same thing I don't care about.)

  4. You might see these, being from the midwest: the losing-my-husband-to-hunting-season memes really bug me. Uh, your husband is going hunting on Saturdays? Sounds tough.
    All my Pennsylvania friends seem to be into posting that.


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