One Of Us
Last week, the store was out of my usual brand of coffee creamer and the one I got instead is inferior.
As to the severity of rants issue... When I post a category down, it's never about deflating the severity of my situation based upon someone else', but about how severely the situation effects me. I mean, the other day I think I posted in here about my pets getting too rowdy in the morning and breaking a monitor in the process. Now, the monitor was expensive and I can't afford to replace it with a new one, so I have to get a refurbished model. I paid extra for two-day shipping, not knowing that they wouldn't even be shipping my order until at least 4 days later, making paying for shipping for the monitor to reach me this week pointless, and more money was wasted. Yet another bong was broken in the process, and while it was cheap when I bought it, the glass market in Oregon is vastly more expensive than the glass market in Washington was, so I can't afford to replace it, and I'm running out of bongs. I spilled coffee all over myself in the process, and we still don't have a washer and dryer, so that means another garment to soak and wash by hand before a stain sets in, because I can't afford to run to the laundromat every time I need to get a stain out of something quickly. And, while we fully intend to rip the carpet out of the upstairs and replace it all with hardwood flooring, the carpet needs to survive until then, and it just isn't going to if ashes, bong water, and coffee keep getting spilled on it, because I can't afford a carpet steamer! But at the time, none of that was important to me. The only thing that was important to me was that my cat was scared and needed to be reassured, and that the top corner bezel on the monitor hit me just right in the knuckle of my thumb to scrape the skin off in a perfect bezel pattern and it hurt. If it happened today, instead of last week, I'd probably put it in the Minor Rant thread. If/when it happens again, if my financial situation hasn't improved by then, it will probably go in the Big Bad Rant thread.
I try very hard not to limit what thread I post something in based on my perception of someone else' suffering, and I neither expect nor want anyone else to do the same based on my circumstances. When you get down to the very bottom of it, we're all just people, and sometimes we all need comfort. I'm not going to judge whether or not one person's situation deserves as much comfort as anyone else' - because we all just deserve as much comfort as we need to feel better, and I can't decide that for anyone but myself (and rarely myself).
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