Dear self-proclaimed geeks and nerds,
I was popular in high school. I pulled good grades. I did not bully people. However, because people liked me and I was never single for long, many of the "nerds" made a point to talk badly about my friends and call us horrible names. Then, when we would complain, they would call us the bullies. Most of the time, unless you are someone's friend, they don't care what you do, what you like, and what social status you think you have. The world is not always out to get out. Maybe, if you acted the way you want to be treated, people might be nicer to you.
Dear New Friend at Uni,
Thank you. Thank you for bursting into my room, drunk, at an ungodly hour, and breaking down on my bed. I love that you trust me enough to do that, even though we've only known each other a few months. I knew something was up with you, but I didn't, couldn't have realised how bad it had gotten until you told me. Don't ever feel like you can't do that. I'm here for you.
Dear People who's opinions I didn't ask for,
If you think 'paying to go running in a gym is stupid because you could do that outside' then kindly butt out. Last time I ran outside a man tackled me into the bushes and shoved his hand down my shorts.
Dear Atheist Friends,
Please stop trash talking my religion.
Dear Americans,
You don't respect the military? I don't mind. But at least show respect for the fallen. Be appreciative you still have your father or brother around to talk to.
Dear single gentlemen,
Please I may not look like a Victoria's Secret Angel, but my favorite movies include Star Wars, The Avengers, and Lord of the Rings; I'm an expert at building pillow forts; and I make a mean molten chocolate cake.
Dear people who say we'll all die from ebola,
Of course we will. Just like we all died from swine flu, avian flu, SARS and mad cow disease?
Dear guys who think girls should be in the kitchen,
Why and how are you still alive? No one likes you, therefore no one will date you, and that means goodbye sandwitch and other foods you are apparently too stupid to make yourself.
Dear people against free birth control,
If my health insurance didn't cover my birth control, I wouldn't be using it. I would have to buy special condoms because of my allergy. That's fine, but the kind of sex my boyfriend and I have tends to break the condoms 1/3 of the time. If I get pregnant, I will get an abortion.
Dear parents,
I may be a University graduate who is currently working on a Masters degree in science but you have no idea how giddy I was when I realized you had hidden Easter eggs around the house
Dear Fellow High Schoolers,
Please stop saying my relationship of 3 years isn't real because we haven't had sex.
Dear people concerned about my bandaged wrist,
Cutting was three years ago, that's just my new survivor tattoo.
Dear Criminals being 'hassled' by the police,
Please stop breaking the law. Also, you don't pay my salary. Lets be honest, you don't really pay taxes.
Dear Frienzoned,
You probably aren't even IN the friendzone, probably more like the "God-Not-Him-Again" Zone....
Dear fedora haters,
Please just stop this irrational hatred, and stop stereotyping young men who wear them as virgins (and implying that virginity is somehow terrible). Why are you so mortally offended by their hat choice? They wear it because they like it, the same reason anybody wears anything. And no, I don't care that it's "actually a trilby" as if your self-righteous pretension somehow makes your bullying okay.