Do you feign interest in something but secretly loathe it? Well, you’re not the only one! We look at the 18 things people pretend to enjoy but really don’t.
Degree-Earned JobsSome of us bust our behinds in school spending 3+ years sitting through stressful exams or compiling page after page of dissertation research to get our BA in order to land our dream role (not to mention getting into thousands of dollars worth of student debt)… only to realize our dream job isn’t what we want to do…. However, we’re too proud to admit it and stick it out for at least another four years.
ParenthoodThe toughest job in the world? Absolutely. The most fulfilling thing a person can do that’s worth the hours of sleepless nights, lack of money, daily school runs, and moody teenagers? Ummmm… you sure about that? Give most parents a couple of glasses of wine and they’ll secretly tell you it’s not all it cracked up to be.
Social MediaDo we really enjoy social media, or are we just endless doom-scrolling to cure our boredom and are posting propaganda that our lives are better than they are?
BoozeMany tipple lovers enjoy the buzz from a couple of beers or cocktails, but as for the hairspray-esque taste of most alcoholic drinks…? Really?
Rap MusicWe know, we know. You’re immediately so much cooler if you can name Biggie Smalls’ entire back catalog and know every Kanye song word-for-word, but we’d wager a good percentage of rap fans are just big posers. Yeah, we said it!
Watching SoccerSoccer (or football, as the Brits know it) is often synonymous with toxic masculinity, and we’d wager there’s more than a handful of dudes who don’t really care for it that much – they just engage because it’s considered ‘manly’ or all their pals are into it.
Eating Dark ChocolateYeah, yeah, it’s chockfull (no pun intended) of antioxidants and is a lot better for us than regular milk chocolate, but does anyone else kinda feel like it just tastes like coal? ‘Cause, same bruh.
Live Music/FestivalsThe extortionate cost of tickets, the sun beating down on you with no way to escape it, $11 beers, and toilets that smell like the mouth of hell itself…. Yes, live music gives you a heck of a buzz, but everything else about it sucks – and you know it!
Your Boss’s JokesIs it just us, or do we all secretly HATE our boss’s jokes but are scared that if we don’t bust our guts laughing, we’ll end up getting fired?
Going To The BeachSand in our buttcracks, screaming kids everywhere, the vague fear that we may get eaten by a shark (thanks, Jaws), and that one creepy guy who keeps ogling all the women in their bikinis… ugh, let’s just go to the local pool next time.
WeddingsIf it involves fake smiling and wearing a silly hat, it better come with an open bar and a damn good buffet.
MuseumsIt’s good to soak up some culture, but sometimes museums can be a little bit, uh, boring. Unless it’s got a life size dinosaur skeleton, museums are overrated.
ShoppingMaybe this is a problem exclusive to ladyfolk, but there’s a cultural assumption that all women LOVE shopping, but we feel you either love it or you hate it. If you’re in the latter category you’ll know that long lines, unflattering dressing room mirrors, questionable fashion (who is responsible for crop tops being back?), and trying to find a damn parking spot at the mall on a Saturday… It’s exhausting.
Green TeaHow anyone can enjoy this beverage is beyond us. It tastes like liquidized cardboard.
Going To The GymYes, we all want to look good naked, but does anyone actually enjoy working out – much less at a gym?!
Dinner OutSure, dinner out can be a treat and means you get to pass on cooking that evening, but the cost of eating out, the couple who insisted on bringing their screaming infant to a fancy restaurant, an overcooked steak, and giving your hard-earned money away on a tip AND service charge? It’s better to order in next time and curl up on the couch with your food.
Death MetalAt the risk of sounding like grumpy old coots, how on earth can anyone enjoy that racket? And what are they even saying?
Marvel MoviesJust us or is the Marvel spiel getting a bit old now? The genre is dangerously close to becoming a flogged dead horse and frankly we’re all in need of something a bit more… non superhero-y. And don’t get us started on all these remakes either.
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Each generation has its quirks. Most label it as an “old person thing” when asked why grandpa or grandma does something unusual. The defense from the other side is that “it was the way things were back in our day.”