We all know the world is imperfect, and luckily for us this is the case. Lucky, because we can give out about the weather 24/7 and learn from our mistakes (here’s hoping). Yet, for the compulsive complainer the world is perfect for everyone but themselves.
Right now, if you’re as fortunate as me, you’re sitting listening to streams upon streams of moans. Believe me, you don’t want examples as I’m sure you have a FML cloud floating around you. The funny thing is that these FMLs don’t see any of it! It is in fact impossible for them to see past their own egos.
Forever tormented you think? Of course not, because below lies the greatest gift of all. These essential tips will help you manage the negative and stay FML free for life – True story!
#1 NEVER say “things aren’t as bad as you think”!
While you may be driven round the bend and back with moans, complainers actually don’t see themselves as negative entities. So much as uttering the words which should NOT be mentioned will see ten new problems come flying at you. Trust me, they want you to know how terrible things are and will stop at nothing!
#2 Crack out the violin sympathy orchestra!
In reality, complainers are all the same. They want one thing – sympathy! Essentially, they want you to agree with their awful luck and to drag out all the sympathy strings for them. If you want a quick fix, I say bring it. It MUST sound somewhat decent though, otherwise you will be hung out to dry!
#3 Save the advice!
If you haven’t noticed already, complainers think they have the toughest of lives. Their way of life is is who they are and while they might moan about everything, they really don’t want you to fix it. While your advice may actually be the best damn thing in the world, they will turn a blind eye to it. So, at all costs avoid any kind of solution and stick with sympathy.
If , however, you have a rare species of complainer, take aboard one of these five suggestions!
1. Zone out!
2. Join In! (Go on you know you want to!)
3. Tell them there’s people way worse of than them!
4. Put in a pair of earphones!
5. Slap them in the face! ( The absolute last straw!!!)