Living here in the PNW ( Pacific Northwest) is difficult & mentally draining! As a black woman I feel as though I’m constantly at the bottom of the heap in the pecking order of daily life. That! is unacceptable. I feel disrespected. I’ll tell you why. There are times that I will be out at a restaurant and other blacks will simply be disrespectful. I’ll give you an example.
I went to the International District of Chinatown to order some Chinese takeout. As I’m sitting at the counter waiting for my order another much older black woman walks by and with one of those waving gestures with hand, wrist, forearm she clearly was trying to say something, and that something wasn’t really nice. It was a swift downward type of gesture that she did. I was sitting at the end of the counter. I have no idea WHAT her problem was but it’s typical of the type of ignorant behavior I am on the receiving end of .
See, I’m okay if you don’t like me just don’t take whatever negative emotion or issue that you might have? out on me, because then there is a problem. Now I do the best that I can & I just ignore it but sometimes I just get down right tired of the WAY that I’m treated! From getting racial slurs screamed at me from a woman who is of another ethnic origin to disrespectful gestures from a miserable old hag I’m tired of it. It’s times like this that I’m very glad that I stay to myself! I just have ZERO tolerance for ignorant / disrespectful behavior. I so look forward to the day when I can meet that someone special AND move the hell out of KING COUNTY ( it sucks!) especially southend were it’s people are so out to lunch crazy among other things. I’m counting the days! Last month I’m riding a bus route an awful bus route that was over crowded & small. A very unattractive man who had those deep creases in his forehead was on his cell phone talking loud for the whole bus to hear & he was standing\ right next to me was so goddamned rude & stupid. I simply looked up at him because he was LOUD! You get people that are too stupid to be aware enough to know that you use your INDOOR VOICE, he did not. So he is speaking to some other women I guess he got all insecure and he said:
“I don’t give a fuck, that’s why I moved to Washington from Chicago because weed here is legal”. I guess some woman mentioned how loudmouth he was. That guy needed his ass kicked off the bus. I ended up getting off the bus several stops EARLY! That guy was a total bastard & stupid. I felt like telling him to take his dumb ass BACK to Chicago. I have zero tolerance for ignorant & disrespectful, hateful behavior. I live in an area that doesn’t have the brightest bulbs in the bunch. Once again I will need to move once my lease ends. The housing market is tough here and I’m on a few waitlists. To save my sanity I ride the ferry whenever possible just to get away. King County sucks! Gotta go I’m hungry.
Two things I hate about the month of June. If you don’t like it well that’s too bad.
My Father all he ever did was cause deep hurt & pain on a psychological level. He was no man. More of a little boy that occupied a mans body. He just simply never grew up. And he was hen pecked. If you don’t know what that means look it up. My Father passed away in 2006 and although I did shed a tear or two after awhile I grew to just loathe him because he seemed as dumb as a post never giving one iota of thought to the hurt he caused me & my Mother. Court custody battle. Now you have an idea of the pain. I won’t talk about that because I’ve already covered it in previous blogs. Don’t miss the SOB. Fathers out there you all need to do better & not hurt your kids. Your kids need a man, not a little boy.
I hate pride. That is a pure farce. Basically the LBQT or whatever letters of the alphabet is pure cut throat through & through. I know I have experienced it for many years. There ain’t nothing nice about that community.
The men I’ve found are pretty cool. The women are mean, will stab you in the back, lie on you, will give you a dirty look, I could go on & on. I no longer like any of them. I’m beginning to wonder are there any nice women out there? I’m burnt out by all the meanness, sarcasm, and the bullying. Then in my case I seem to attract the desperate types the ones who you meet ONE TIME and they follow you around like some lost puppy. Had one show up at my place of residence, I wasn’t friends with her….NOTHING! She found out where I lived because the woman & myself simply shared the same carpool, I don’t own a car and that year I was volunteering for a conference. I will now find my own transportation if I do volunteer again for a conference or event, it was all I could do not to slam the door in her face.
What was the last straw for me was on TWO occasions I had a person I thought was my friend LIE to someone else about me thus ruining any chance I might have had to make a true friend that might have led to more, here is a tip ladies other women get REAL jealous & what better way to eliminate the competition than to make something up about you thus you now have a lost opportunity that’s gone forever. Oh and let me not forget how racist most of these women can be.
I want to be with whoever I want to be with regardless of race. But you get some women who don’t like that, and quite frankly in the words of Rhett Butler I don’t give a damn either.
I ain’t feeling pride whatsoever. In fact I think that a good movie at home OR taking a solo trip to the local islands here in Washington is preferable to the degrading show that this so called organization will be putting on display. There’s no dignity in that parade whatsoever.
We all need to be loved.
We all need a special person that we want to call our own. With that nauseas statement said let me part onto my readers some free advice you probably would need to pay a therapist hundreds of dollars for. When you are approached by someone who likes you? You are in no way obligated to like them back. In fact you don’t owe them anything. I will share in my own experience from having lived in the transitional hell hole I spent the last four months living in.
I’m in a real vulnerable & all around miserable place. Then this man comes up to me to introduce himself. Here is what I know my readers. To you women listen: When a man comes up to you and introduces himself it usually means that he likes you. I already knew this. And I was not interested. And the timing was completely bad I mean approaching me as I’m sitting down to lunch in a cafeteria on the grounds of a transitional homeless shelter? that’s worse than being approached at a bar!
What bothers me is that some people need to be careful about their expectations it’s alright to introduce yourself to someone ( however a homeless shelter might not be a very smart idea) but never expect that the person will feel the same way or even acknowledge you. The problem I had with this particular guy was that he acted somewhat immature. You introduce yourself & if the person isn’t interested….MOVE ON!
I really didn’t appreciate on the day of my move out from the shelter being asked by the resident manager WHY I didn’t like the guy who approached me at the beginning of my stay at the transitional house. I couldn’t believe the childishness behind this. Boo hoo, I mean what a baby that guy was.
I’m selective & proud of it. I usually know when I feel something for someone & this guy just wasn’t the one that I even was interested in. Rejection is a part of life especially when meeting someone, seeing someone you like, or approaching someone you like. Now there are some people who attract TONS of people more than they know what to do with. But they’re kind of few & far in between most of us struggle. Women we need to be selective & have that self respect along with having good self esteem, something I’ve been working on for years. And I hope one day I’ll meet the one but so far it looks like I’ll be waiting a little longer. I will try to approach someone however I won’t get my hopes up. I have someone I’m interested in. Wish me luck wouldn’t it be great if I met someone? And summer is a great time to meet a person that you like!
I’m out of that disgusting transitional house the one for veterans that are homeless. Where the men are disgusting, looking for girlfriends , and never bath!
Where there was one loud mouth queen bee who got on my nerves, and were the cafeteria food was real disgusting. I’m so glad to be out of that place.
I think that I may have wrote about how bad the housing is here in the Pacific Northwest of Washington. So it’s not a stretch to say that I have a nice apartment one bedroom, I am out pretty far from Seattle. And my rent still is 1,025.00 monthly. I live in a brand new building but the area is filled with a mixture of homeless, and druggies their not hard to miss. At least there are some trees to see.
Getting moved into here I had to depend on a senior resident employee which I didn’t like very much. Part of the perks of living at this place that was way out on the Peninsula. However the guy was a bit of a well I want to be nice he seemed like he wanted to put me through changes. Here is what I mean for example: The guy who drove me to my new place had asked me why I didn’t talk to a certain guy who I guess was REAL interested in me ( yuck). I guess the guy who liked me was real “stymied” that was the word used by the senior resident guy driving me to my new apartment.
Here is my feeling on it. I choose who I want to be with, and who I don’t want to be with. And just because a guy comes up to me to introduce himself? It doesn’t mean that I am obligated to like a man back. This is something that the majority of adults SHOULD KNOW! especially the older you get. And a homeless place?
This was my 2nd stint of homelessness. Now in my new apartment I feel pretty good.
I’m now on the road to getting my life together. Being a woman in 2018 isn’t easy. Being a single woman who wants only the best in life is even harder.
I heard on the radio today that it’s National teachers appreciation day. What a joke! For me teachers when I was a child were indifferent about my learning, all they cared about were their paychecks. I was ignored by them, they really didn’t care especially White teachers when it comes to kids of color & I’m not making this up people they think NOTHING of Black, brown kids.
The only teacher who deserves appreciation and I never was privileged enough to be his student was a man named Hymie Escalante. Jaime Escalante taught High school math at Garfield High school located in East L.A. a predominately Hispanic part of town. He didn’t just teach high school math he taught these kids who struggled at the beginning in fractions & guided them all the way to advanced calculus to take the AP test that awards college credit. He taught for several years too. Jaime Escalante has his own postage stamp too. Unsure if I even spelled his name correctly but if your not familiar with his name there is a movie based on his real life called “Stand And Deliver” starring Edward James Olmos as Jaime Escalante. Now Jaime Escalante was a RARITY among teachers! He is the only one in my book that deserves any appreciation. Wished I were privileged to have been one of his students. I’ve had many teachers in Middle & high school and none of them measured up to Jaime Escalante.
It’s a problem I believe nationwide. I encountered one on the streets of Downtown Seattle 2nd & James while waiting for an express bus to take me to an apartment I’m trying to apply for in the southend. Housing market here is real bad! Housing wait lists are years long. SO please don’t come here.
Anyway, as I’m rounding the corner I’m accosted by a man who has his hands out asking for money and while he does this he keeps stepping closer & closer to me like he knows me. I hold my hand out palm outward telling him to stay back!
Guess what time of day this was at? It wasn’t quite 10AM in the freakin morning. Guess that they don’t call it a full time job for nothing huh?
This guy walked up , then down the same street several times asking various people for money. All while I was waiting for my bus which unfortunately came every 1/2 hour. One thing I noticed about the guy. He had on what seemed to me brand new starched jeans, Timberland boots. Wow! really?
I deeply resented this to the fullest! I don’t have a wardrobe I’m lucky if I get something new & that’s on my birthday. I was fuming mad at this idiot. I made it known that he shouldn’t be wearing new clothes & asking for change.
Guess he didn’t like that, which I don’t care. He walked over towards me, I held up my hands yelling at my loudest GET BACK! Then he gave me the finger. We did a back & forth. I wasn’t afraid & I said that you won’t be disrespecting me. See I feel like this. If you want to hold up a sign saying that you need money I’m fine with that ( but be creative draw something nice) but what I have a problem with is when someone is aggressive with me, singling me out because i’m a woman. THAT’S NOT OKAY. And I’ve made this comment before on another social media website if you need money there is always the company Labor Ready. Get it? GOOD! Have a nice day & please don’t ask me for any money cause I really don’t have it to give to you anyway.
My Mother has been a source of frustration since I was a very little girl. It’s because of her that life for me took such a drastic turn for the worse it seems.
I don’t know exactly what my mother has in regards of disorders but I know that she has some. You all know that her psychologist can’t reveal anything based on confidentiality and all that but if I had to guess I would say she most definitely has a form of a narcisstic personality disorder going on.
I noticed it on my birthday at the Chinese restaurant. She kind of acted in a immature way. While we were there (restaurant was pretty empty except for a few other customers) she seemed like she could not make up her mind what she wanted which got on my nerves because it was my birthday I wanted to focus on myself.
I ordered from the dim sum carts that was okay, Mom & I sat at a round table, then she was looking at the other customers & what they were eating & decided that she wanted vegetables. The staff didn’t seem to like my Mother & I very much know how I know this? Their appearances were pretty scarce.
After endless attempts at getting the waitress attention my Mother said with a most doe eyed expression on her face that she wanted vegetables. I was annoyed & somewhat uncomfortable.
SO, she orders broccoli. Neither she nor the waitress asks WHICH type of broccoli. You see there is CHINESE broccoli which is a far cry from AMERICAN broccoli but neither my Mother nor I knew that & I don’t think that the waitstaff cared much to be honest. I never really want to eat at another Chinese restaurant ever again.
Once the final bill came my Mom complained about how much the bill was which was pricey. She asked me this rude question “Guess how much the bill was” right in front of the staff who was at our table. They weren’t pleased.
I prefer Japanese food anyway & from here on out that’s what I’ll eat when I go out.