1. The Travel Hater. What I will not entertain in 2015 is the casual acquaintance who has been toxic about the quality of experiences with international travel. Especially if you lack a passport and/or a trip pass the Caribbean islands in the past 2 years. We just won’t be featuring you in our lives anymore. I don’t want to hear another story about how what you’ve heard about Toyko. I’m not soliciting safety advice from someone who sees the world through a 13” MacBook pro. I can’t tolerate another recommendation for a place to visit that you haven’t set foot on. I don’t want to entertain thoughts from someone who is walking around with so much to say about the issues in other countries while actively living in the ruins of this one. No thank you.
2. The Don Lemon. I’ve reached a place in my progressivism that lacks the consistency of tolerance for upwardly mobile, college educated folks who lack a basic understanding of societal, institutional, and multi-generational barriers. I’m not interested in your self-help books, your parent guides, your “I made it and so should you stories”, your Beyoncé memes, your Oprah quotes, and insistent updates with condescending overtones.
3. The “”I Don’t Have Kids Because I’m Smarter Than You.” Girl. We are not doing this for 2015. It is my understanding that you know mothers in very unfortunate circumstances. Sorry. However, motherhood is not some big bad trap waiting to drag you into poverty. It too is a choice.