People suck.
I hate people.
People ruin everything.
My job would be great if it weren’t for the people.
This place would be awesome if it weren’t for all the people.


I have said all of those things in my life. Sometimes I mean it. Sometimes I don’t. But the outpouring of love and support after Scrubby’s death reminds me that people are remarkable and generous.

My good friend Charlie said, “The people who reach out to you and offer comfort after your cat dies are the people you want in your life.”

So true.

While some people do suck, most do not.

I like cats, but I love people.

7 Responses to “I Hate People”
  1. gina

    Laurie! I am so sorry to hear about Scrubby! I’ve been following near a decade as you mentioned. So many purrs from me to you guys! :'( I’m certain he had a life of luxury! <3

    • ruettimann

      Thanks, gina. He did. 😉

  2. Simone

    We <3 Scrubby and you both. And Ken. He seems pretty cool. 😉

  3. cyndi

    “My job would be great if it weren’t for the people.” I’ve used this exact line for so long I credited myself for the original thought. While I don’t credit myself for “people suck,” now that I think about it I should dial back the frequency.

    • ruettimann

      It’s good to be aware, Cyndi. No judgment!

  4. akaBruno

    Dante Hicks: You hate people!

    Randal Graves: But I love gatherings. Isn’t it ironic?