Now, I’m sure some of you are like, “What the hell does she mean, yucking her yum?,” so for you, I’ll explain. Yucking someone’s yum just means dissing something someone else is really excited about. For no reason. Just to be contrary.
For instance: I’m about to go on a vacation that I’m really excited about. I’ve been planning it for months and am obviously counting down the days. I mentioned where I was going to this girl (who generally isn’t a jerk, mind you!) and you know what the first thing she said was? “Ohmygod. Why would you want to go THERE?!” My jaw just about dropped to the floor. She of course had zero idea that she was being totally rude, and I’m sure she would have felt horrible about it if I’d not let it slide the way I did, but um, WOAH. It’s not like she has to go on my vacation! Even just a somewhat disinterested, “Oh,” would have been a better response than the totally negative one she gave me.
Or, here’s an even more literal case of someone yucking my yum. A few weeks ago, I got my favorite sandwich at lunch (egg salad sandwich lovers, represent!) and someone actually said, “Eew. How can you eat that?!” Dude! I’m not making anyone else eat my sandwich! Actually, I’d be mad if you tried to eat it, so whether or not it sounds tasty to you doesn’t matter one bit! Shut. Your. Trap.
Negativity does have its place in this world. It’s important for us to speak out against things that are dangerous or unfair to others. But as for my vacation locations, sandwich preferences, favorite colors to wear, and other things that don’t concern anyone else at all? Please just keep your opinions to yourself.
Have you ever been guilty of yucking someone’s yum? Do you hate it when people diss on things you’re into for no reason? Tell me in the comments!