Lucky me! You think?

Home And Work

I could hardly miss them, could I – the little digs that those that don’t work outside the home have so much more time to spend on writing, reading and just having a great time. Oh, and of course all this leisure time is responsible for the amount of reads I’ve achieved. Lucky me!

Well, see, I’ve got news for you! I don’t have loads of leisure time, I don’t get to do what I want, go where I want, or anything else. I go grocery shopping twice a week, otherwise I am at home, a 24/7 carer who has to be available instantly and whenever needed.

Do you want to swap?

And also I would like to point out that a well-written book will get far more reads on Booksie than any short story or poem. You just have to open your eyes and look at the numbers.


Submitted: April 22, 2018

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Donald Harry Roberts

Though I agree being a home person does not mean leisure time galore, I might give some argument about short seem to be doing well with them but maybe because they read like a novel. You are right...people who go out to work have little idea what the responsibilities of those who must stay home as care givers.

Sun, April 22nd, 2018 1:40pm


This was written in anger in response to a few digs that have been made about my reads and the amount of posts I have time to make, DH. Truthfully, no one knows what it's like, especially caring for others when you are struggling yourself.
Thanks for reading. I might take this post down -- I don't know yet.

Sun, April 22nd, 2018 6:44am

Mike S.

Sorry things are bad for you, Hull

Sun, April 22nd, 2018 10:15pm


Thanks for reading, Mike.

Mon, April 23rd, 2018 3:09am

Jeff Bezaire

BAM! Someone just got served!
Great job, Hully! It's nice to vent every once in a while, and it's good to put the prats in their place every now and again. It's so easy to judge, but put on someone else's shoes and see how far you can walk. They're just dissatisfied with their own lives - people with few fulfillments tend to take jabs at the people working harder.
Never let them get you down!

Mon, April 23rd, 2018 6:14pm


So many people seem to think like that, Jeff. Not just on Booksie, either.

Mon, April 23rd, 2018 11:16am

Jeff Bezaire

We live in an age of self-entitlement, ineptitude, and the emotionally stunted. People know how to lash out, but they don't know how to address the real situation, they don't know how to act in a calm, rational, civilized manner and work through their problems. They prefer to blame others rather than accept responsibility for their actions. We live in an age where people love to talk, but don't have the guts to follow through with the walk.
You keep on walking, my dear.

Mon, April 23rd, 2018 6:30pm


Thank you, Jeff.

Mon, April 23rd, 2018 11:40am

moa rider

Carers, underpaid and under-valued Mama Hullabaloo. I haven't seen the digs, but the small-minded need something better to do. Usianguke

Tue, April 24th, 2018 8:39pm


Probably a disproportionate reaction on my part, Moa. I thought of taking it down but left it -- just as a reminder that just because you are home all the time it doesn't mean you have a life of leisure. I actually cannot stand doing nothing and writing, at the moment, is the only thing that keeps me semi-sane.
Thanks for giving this a read!

Tue, April 24th, 2018 2:10pm

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