Hey look at me…. Yes you there doing your own thing, minding your own business…
LOOK. AT. ME. DAMMIT!!!
Because that is what it is, that attention whoring, drama llama bullshit. The whining and the bitching and the everything is wrong with my life or even worse, the bragging as if the people around them are just too mundane to have anything good to talk about themselves. And you know, it’s ok, everyone needs to vent and everyone wants to share good news.
The problem arises when that is all that happens. You vent and vent and vent some more, completely ignoring any advice that you might be given by people who have been in your situation and may G*A*S*P know a little something about fixing your fucking problem, or at least relieving a bit of your pain. Or you brag and brag and just don’t notice that people have pretty much started ignoring you because they are sick of it.
So what is the need people have to continuously be the center of attention. I used to think it was just crappy parenting. I don’t know anymore. I think some people are just hardwired to believe that their personal lives are far more important to the people around them, more imprtant than say the people’s actual lives.
My biggest issue with people like this is the typical….. “Oh lookie, this is what is happening to me…..” and when they are given serious advice on how to correct the situation, congratulations or just a LOL, they completely ignore it. Or they pick out one line of a paragraph of information and THAT is the only thing they have anything to comment on.
The thing is, this happens everywhere. We all have that person we work with who you just avoid. The neighbor you drive past your own driveway to avoid. The clerk at the grocery, the waitress at the local bar, online, offline, they are everywhere. Then you have the person being the drama llama, they look around one day and realize they have driven off evry person they thought were their friend and then have the nerve to blame the friends instead of wondering maybe, just maybe if they had done something.
People just don't want the added drama.
I find that very rarely does anyone have the heart, balls or maybe stupidity to tell this person….. “You are a fucking drama whore and you need to shut the fuck up and listen instead of continuously bitching and/or moaning and/or bragging.”
Or maybe just a simple, “You know, that outfit looked nice on the Emperor when he wore it.”