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Spill It!: I Am Too Selfish

February 1, 2011

Welcome to the first Spill It! post of the new blog redesign! And a guest post, at that! Ameena writes a super fun blog about life in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter at Fancy That, Fancy This. Enjoy!

I Am Too Selfish

By Ameena Din

I used to pride myself on being open and honest on my blog, but since my family and friends now read it, there are a few topics I tend to gloss over. I do this mainly because I don’t want certain people to know just how messed up in the head I am. And trust me when I say that I am very messed up in the head.

It goes without saying that I was excited to learn I could “spill it” here on Jana’s wonderful blog because seriously, what could be better than getting to confess something terrible, all the while knowing that nobody I know will ever find out?

So today I’d like to confess that among my many, many shortcomings is the fact that I am extraordinarily selfish. I realize that most people are, to some extent selfish, but I think that I go beyond most people.

Allow me to provide a few examples:

1.    I will not share my food. With anyone. This includes my husband and my daughter. I actually get angry when people put their fork/spoon/fingers on my plate and I’ve been known to physically shove his/her fork/spoon/fingers away.

2.    I won’t let others drink from my glass. Despite assuring my daughter that yes, we can drink from the same glass because we are family, I have not shared my water bottle or glass with her, nor do I ever plan to.

3.    I don’t like carrying other people’s stuff around. This includes my husband’s wallet and cell phone, and my daughter’s snacks, sweaters, and the “treasures” she picks up from the filthy playground.

4.    I hate to be inconvenienced. I don’t like being interrupted me in the middle of something. I am always in the middle of something. This is a problem.

So why am I like this? I’ve given it a lot of thought. My theories include the fact that I was born this way and/or my selfish parents made me what I am today. It could also be my sister’s fault since she stole every single one of my toys when we were younger. I suppose it really doesn’t matter because the question is; how do I overcome my selfishness before people start to hate me?


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