Kalah Allen

WHY DO PEOPLE say “Living the dream!” when you ask how they’re doing? What the fuck does it even mean? Did you really grow up dreaming of working in some corporate cube-farm or selling cell phones at a mall kiosk? I get it when some people say it sarcastically every once in a while, but you always know when people actually mean it. I know it might annoy or worry some people if you actually said, “Ahhh, just living a nightmare,” but at least that’s an honest response. Just go with “Another day, another dollar” or “Same old, same old.” At least then you don’t sound like a tool. Now, if someone walked in on me snorting some coke off of Kate Upton’s naked body next to a huge stack of $100 bills while on a six-month trip to the French Riviera, that’s the only time I’d ever respond by saying... “Just living the dream.”—Anonymous