Debbie downers. Ugh. They like to ruin all of the fun.
Like, let’s say you’re talking about something that you think is really cool. Negative Nancy has to chime in and say “Yeah, BUT….blah blah blah”. Then the fun conversation is OVER. Now what? There’s nothing really left to talk about – unless you feel like giving Nancy another shot at trash talking your thoughts.
Or what about those people who go ahead and start off the conversation about something bad that’s going on in their life and you try to point out something positive and they just shake their head and AGAIN point out something even WORSE about their situation? Man, lighten up. Look at the big picture, people.
My favorite is when I tell that person that they’re being negative and they say “No I’m not, I’m being realistic”. Oooh, okay, well if we’re being REAL here, let me inform you that you’re being a REAL party pooper.
Some days Negative Nancy and Debbie Downers just have a way of bringing you down. And that’s when you need one of these. To lift up your spirits that have been SO badly trampled on.
It’s a special treat….and YES, it’s ok, I know today’s not a special day like your birthday, but you can pretend it is. Just don’t tell Debbie, or she’ll sarcastically remind you that it’s really NOT your special day.
Pumpkin Milkshake Recipe
By October 17, 2012Published:
- Yield: 1 Servings
- Prep: 3 mins
Originally from Martha Stewart
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until frappe-like.
- Pour into your favorite glass and top with whipped cream, sprinkles and caramel syrup.
Add whipped cream. Add sprinkles. Whatever it takes to help you forget that all of those negative people exist. Once you’re on a sugar high, I give you permission to go back out into that world and FACE those sad people.