My friends call me Ron

my friends call me ron (Original image from here – this isn’t really me)

Today I was told I need an attitude adjustment, and that I need to lose the chip on my shoulder. Apparently, I also have an anger problem. Interesting, as these people have never met me and based this on reading a few things on my Facebook page.

Funnily enough, they’re probably right. Or close to it.

If you’re new here, then you probably need to know that I don’t play well with stupid people. I know I don’t and I’m ok with owning it. Sometimes it comes out in a snarky or sarcastic comment. Other times I’m sure my face just says “what the actual fuck?”, as I reach and scramble in my brain for something that sounds less offensive.

I’m known to roll my eyes (sometimes to the point where I worry for my eye health), and I have a fabulous audible sigh that I struggle to contain. Unfortunately my ability to conceal these things, even at work, is pretty poor, where there have been moments when I’m sure it’s been ‘career limiting’.

I’ll never play poker, because every emotion shows on my face, and often in my voice too; the good, the bad and the ugly. No one will need to look for a secret tell. I may as well just hand over all my money now.

My friends call me Ron. Not because it’s some cute name, or a variation of Ren, which is a shortening of Renee, which would make more sense. It’s because it’s a cranky old man name. And the similarities between me and a cranky old man are obviously sometimes indecipherable.

Over the years, this has gotten me in trouble. It seems some people take offence to my cranky demeanour and others struggle to see past my prickly exterior. And that’s ok. I tend to find it an easy way to weed out those who aren’t going to appreciate my particular brand of snark and concentrate my affections on those who do.

And clearly all this is also showing through in my writing too.

They say that bloggers should be their true, authentic selves. That a mark of a good blogger is that they are the same offline and on; they’re raw, honest and their writing gives an insight into the workings of their minds.

And other than the swearing that peppers my real life conversations, which oddly I don’t seem to translate into my writing, I’m pretty much the same cranky mole.

So I guess I’m winning at that then.

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  1. Alison Phillips says:

    Love this. Love your blog. Always brings a smile or tear to my eyes.

  2. Heidi Knowles says:

    I wish more people were honest. Thankyou Ron 🙂

  3. Oh Renee, another great blog! There are a lot of people in this world that judge a book by its cover, or in this case a Bugg. I’ve always held the belief that people can judge me how they wish, and I’ll do what is best for me and will listen to what is constructive feedback. However, I would not agree to this if the person barely knows me. You raise a very good point about people and how quickly they gather their thoughts about a person.

    If someone wants to know truly how a person is like, they need to make an effort to get to know them. You can’t expect anyone in this modern day to want to find out every bit of detail about someone new in their life. As they say, it takes two to tango.

    That said, knowing you – you’re a great person and not a mole. Chin up Renee and be yourself, that’s the best anyone could ask for in this world.

  4. The world needs more genuine and honest people, and that includes the cranky that sometimes goes along with life. And if you can’t be honest on your blog, where else can you be?
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  5. people who always pretend to be happy and “don’t like” to discuss things where others disagree are worse in my opinion than someone who cannot help but show or say what they really think.
    authenticity and integrity are not enough valued, everybody has to be resilient and social with everybody else. which is not my thing either.
    on a sidenote, the world would be an easier place for autistics, too, if people would just be themselves and say what they really are thinking..?

  6. And this why I know we’d be friends IRL. I don’t do people, and I especially don’t do fucking stupid people 😉 xx
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  7. Personally, I am quite fond of Ron, he always makes me laugh.
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  8. My Grumpy husband is excactly the same as you and I wouldn’t swap him. He’s earned the right to be as grouchy as he wants . He speaks his mind and if that upsets folk then it’s their loss.
    Great to have discovered you and this blog. Would you like to come and guest on my blog? I think my followers would really enjoy that.

  9. I reckon that your honesty is refreshing and also invigorating. Don’t change and don’t be hard on yourself. You are who and what you are and that’s something to be really proud of.

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