if it's not one thing, it's another

February 17, 2016 6:36pm CST
Dear 2016, I think we need to break up. I can't cope in a relationship with a year who assumes it's okay to haemorrhage money. First you desired two new tyres, then a fridge-freezer, now a blasted washing machine. It's funny, 2016. We talk about buying a new washer-dryer and then it breaks. Did you meddle with it? Are you that much of a consumer whore? Well, the joke is slightly on you. I knew that insurance policy would be worth it ... maybe we won't have to fork out money we don't have. But I still don't like you very much. And let's not mention the fact that you think it's fine to just give me all the evil illness bugs which are doing the rounds. Seriously 2016, it's just not going to work between us anymore. I'm sorry. It's not you, it's me. Now, bog off! Love, Me Xx {Can somebody wake me up when 2017 comes knocking, please?}
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21 responses
• United States
18 Feb 16
I do not know why it is, but it seems that appliances either break at the end of a year or at the very beginning. It is as if they know that you are either spending money or getting money. (tax season for the US : the beginning of the year and all that)
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18 Feb 16
And they all break at the same time ... they don't space themselves out. Grrr.
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• United States
22 Mar 16
I think that darn Murphy's law presides over finances as well, right @ScribbledAdNauseum
@sharon6345 (98820)
• United States
18 Feb 16
That is why I love landlords..
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18 Feb 16
Unless as a tenant you have to provide the white goods yourself ... ;)
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@Scindhia (1983)
• Chennai, India
18 Feb 16
Looks like you are having a rough 2016. Maybe things would get better along the way. Its just the second month.
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18 Feb 16
I'm hoping they won't get worse. I don't think my bank balance will cope. Or my head!
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@Morleyhunt (15004)
• Canada
18 Feb 16
I could say some of that about my "retirement". I had plans of what I hoped to do.......
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18 Feb 16
Aww. I have no expectations for my retirement. By the time I can retire financially safely I'll be about eighty-five! And everything will break at the same time. Humpf.
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@OneOfMany (9169)
• United States
18 Feb 16
I've decided to give up on many things this year and I will live my days out as a mountain man. I think I will just not shave for a while and see what happens. After all, I've never tried a beard before (well I never got past the itching part). I might as well see what it looks like before I get more silver hairs in it.
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18 Feb 16
Are you going for a big fat chunky beard or a neat little trimmed beard?!
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@OneOfMany (9169)
• United States
18 Feb 16
@Poppylicious I have no idea. I have to wait and see. It takes a long time for my facial hair to grow. A week's worth of growth is less than some men's 5 o'clock shadow.
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18 Feb 16
@OneOfMany Maybe just a neat little one then; it will take years for you to achieve a big fat chunky one!
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Feb 16
My 2016 wanted new tires, a major auto maintenance, new glasses for everybody, and late last year a new washing machine. Enough already...
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18 Feb 16
Yay ... we can form an 'I hate 2016!' club. :)
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@DWDavis (11216)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
18 Feb 16
I'm sorry you and 2016 aren't getting along. And it being a extra long year, too. I hope the two of you can work things out.
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18 Feb 16
Oh, goodness. I'd forgotten about the extra 24 hours. I think that will really be the icing on the cake. *sigh*
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@iamshane487 (1178)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Feb 16
I wish my 2016 is luckier than 2015. Nice letter for 2016.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Aww it does have a silver lining for you this so far un-satisfying year of 2016
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20 Feb 16
Where is it?! I need that silver lining to come out and play now!
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• United States
20 Feb 16
It is coming, be patient . . . have a good rest of the weekend @Poppylicious
@GardenGerty (87753)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Feb 16
I would be thinking that it will all be over with soon. That the money and illness will all pass and the entire rest of the year will be fine.
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18 Feb 16
*fingers crossed* :)
@patgalca (13814)
• Orangeville, Ontario
18 Feb 16
I thought 2015 was my worst year but so far 2016 isn't looking too good either.
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18 Feb 16
Uh oh. You may join the 'I hate 2016' club, if you want.
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@paigea (19894)
• Canada
18 Feb 16
I hope you and 2016 can work it out. Our dishwasher broke down but luckily we found a used one that is working fine.
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18 Feb 16
I'm waiting for my dishwasher to decide it's had enough. I was quite convinced the microwave was throwing in the towel earlier. I am so paranoid!
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@gudheart (12808)
18 Feb 16
LOL I will wake u up when 2017 comes round. I am sure it will come by fast enough.
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18 Feb 16
Well, not too quickly. I don't want to wish my life away!
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@WorDazza (8261)
• Manchester, England
18 Feb 16
It would appear that 2016 is in league with the tyre manufacturers. I've had to replace two tyres on my car and two tyres on Mrs WorDazza's.
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• Preston, England
18 Feb 16
I haven't had a stable relationship with a year since 1990 lol
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18 Feb 16
*chuckles* There's a year out there for you somewhere, I'm sure.
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• Preston, England
19 Feb 16
@Poppylicious I would have loved 1660 the year of the Restoration it was a year long party in Britain apparently
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20 Feb 16
@arthurchappell Unfortunately you popped into the world slightly late to catch that year. Maybe there's another 1660 just waiting to get your attention!
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@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
18 Feb 16
I guess you could hibernate til 2017 and then see what happens.
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18 Feb 16
If I do that I suspect everything will plod along nicely whilst I sleep like the princess I'm not, and as soon as I awaken from my peaceful slumber, it will *all* break. :)
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@pgiblett (6650)
• Canada
18 Mar 16
Hmmm. There's a thought. Time Machine Inc here, for a small investment we can take you to any destination in time and space...
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@EddieHands (30980)
• United States
19 Feb 16
Yeah 2016! What a year! Have a magical night!
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@Auntylou (4412)
• Oxford, England
19 Feb 16
You joker you! Glad you had insurance!
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@WorDazza (8261)
• Manchester, England
18 Feb 16
It would appear that 2016 is in league with the tyre manufacturers. I've had to replace two tyres on my car and two tyres on Mrs WorDazza's.
18 Feb 16
2016 may also be the year of repetition!
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@WorDazza (8261)
• Manchester, England
19 Feb 16
@Poppylicious Spooky!! It was obviously such an important comment the internet Gods decided it needed to be posted twice!!
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