Sunday, March 3, 2013

I’m Not Your Angry Black Chick

My husband, Edward, caught up on my blog today, and he told me that it’s not angry enough. It doesn’t have enough “bite.” 

I said, “What do you mean?”

“I don’t know. It just doesn’t have enough bite,” he repeated. “It’s all … I love my kids, I like to write … blah blah, not enough spark.”

I said, “Let me get this straight. For once you want me to be more angry?”

He said, “You need to rant. Give people something to sink their teeth into.”

I responded, “I’ve ranted when I’ve felt the need, but that persona is not sustainable. At least not by me. And, it’s already taken. Go to angyblackb****.com, if you don’t believe me.”

Ed tells me he’s going to visit that site, and I say, “Of course you will.” And I think to myself “Only a white guy would actually seek out an angry black you-know-what for kicks.”

Meanwhile, I’m finding Ed’s comment to be highly ironic, because I am not one who is naturally slow to anger. In fact, I can get mad about a lot of things, real quick.

I get angry about men who abuse their partners, bosses who abuse their subordinates, parents who hurt their children, crappy customer service, anyone who tries to subjugate my will, anyone who disturbs my peace, anyone who moves my stuff, too much rain, bullies, liars, crap that breaks as soon as you use it, racist white people, and ugly mugs mixed in with my pretty dishware and not placed in the Ugly Mug Cabinet in my kitchen. That’s right. If it were up to me, the manufacture of ugly novelty mugs would be outlawed, as I believe that if there is one thing the world does not need it’s yet another ugly-ass novelty mug made with cheap ceramic. But people give me these things, and what am I supposed to do? Quarantine them, that’s what.

But honestly, who here wants to listen to that every day? I don’t. A rant is fun every once in a while, but not all the time. Surely there’s another way for me to provoke thought without resorting to a parody of that angry black chick? At least I think so. What do you think?

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  1. Bossy is just happy you're writing. Period.

  2. Thanks, Bossy. I added a link to your blog on the side there, because you are hilarious. Good luck with the new job!

  3. I was hooked with your title and enjoyed the rant:) I do agree with you ranting isn't necessary on every post. Maybe your spouse wants you to add that edge to get your readers fired up?? Keep on ranting...ops, I mean writing:)

  4. I think a personality that shines through the writing, a unique voice, and passion, are what people really want. Whether it's angry ranting, intellectual banter, or spiritual affirmations doesn't matter. There's an audience for all types of writing! So keep writing!

  5. Hi Sarah!

    "Whether it's angry ranting, intellectual banter, or spiritual affirmations doesn't matter."

    I really appreciate this comment. It reminds me that there are so many different voices, we don't all have to sound alike, and it's okay.

    Thanks for the encouragement and the comment. Also I checked out your site, and it looks great!

  6. The ocean has its own wisdom Crystal, drops of water fall as rain everywhere, but each drop of water has the wisdom to eventually find its way back to the ocean. I think you are wise to listen to your own inner voice, it is your way back to the ocean.