As I do every year, I’m preparing to do a purge of my contacts and delete the hundreds of random messages I don’t have any use for. My strategy is that if a number isn’t saved the message is deleted. Not too long ago I had an interesting exchange with a young man who happened to have one of the numbers in my phone that were never saved. He indicated that he wanted to meet me in person and said he was interested in me. Mind you, he popped up every few weeks or so and texted me regular small talk stuff. Nothing substancial or notable enough for me to save his number because it was obvious he only texted me when I got bored. Then he asked for a picture. Side note, what is it with guys always asking for a picture? You haven’t done anything to deserve a favorable answer to your inquiry and I don’t acquiesce to random demands from strangers. Needless to say, the answer is almost always no. But I digress. I ended up telling him what needed to happen in order for me to take him seriously and I may have also mentioned that I didn’t know his name and that his number had never been saved because he never earned that right. My point is that sometimes you have to clear your life of people who are just taking up space. They don’t have a vested interest in your success and don’t care about who you are as a person. Clearing can also involve deleting messages and contacts because you don’t have the time to entertain nonsense. It’s a necessary part of moving forward because you’re making room for something better.
I don’t remember how, but I stumbled across this website and it’s hilarious. Granted, the language they use might not be agreeable to some people but it was a brilliant idea. I found myself laughing as I read the FAQ’s and the purpose of the website. While I’m not advocating for revenge, this idea is fairly messy but also pretty harmless. The testimonials from the people who used the service were candid but also pretty honest. Now, I don’t know if this site is legitimate but if stuffing envelopes full of glitter earned me a decent living I think I would consider it–at least briefly. Glitter isn’t easy to clean up but I think it’s a much better idea than using common allergens like peanuts or something that could cause a life threatening situation. It’s a multi-purpose “gift” that could be used for more than one special occasion.