There are a lot of phrases for lessening stress that all kind of sound the same. Venting. Blowing off steam. Finding a release.
The metaphor is kind of from a different time – a time when we relied on things that were more steam-powered and mechanical in nature, where it was common practice to literally release something out into the air so the mechanism running our lives wouldn’t explode.
And today there’s plenty to need to vent about so we don’t explode. Take these topics via Twitter, for example.
10. Sober grocery shopping
Leave it behind, your life will get better.
so many songs about sex, so few songs about how fun it is to get a litttttttle drunk and go grocery shopping
— taylor garron (@taylorgarron) August 9, 2021
9. Tantrums themselves
When you live in a place like that, just go for it wherever.
Anybody have recs for good places in NYC where I can throw a little tantrum
— kylie brakeWOman (@deadeyebrakeman) August 11, 2021
8. Twitter romance controversies
We will fight about literally anything and everything, just give us a chance.
imagine ur minding ur business & then u log into twitter to see ur man arguing about why he would never buy u flowers LMFAOOO ?
— Valentina V. (@valentinavoight) August 25, 2021
We are kinda the worst, aren’t we?
Men will be like “I want you” and it’s like yeah, to suffer
— boric acid baddie (@HarperRoseD) August 25, 2021
6. To-do lists
Hey at least I’m consistent, that’s gotta count for something.
this honestly looks like my daily to do list pic.twitter.com/8pCx8gUB6k
— orion carloto (@orionvanessa) August 24, 2021
There’s always room for improvement.
Stop calling it “eating out” and start calling it “an unboxing”
— Carly J Garber (@CarlyJGarber) August 26, 2021
Well that seems a little old fash- oh.
Im saving myself from marriage.
— Aly Hollywood (@AlyHollywood) October 14, 2010
3. How high you are right now
Yes, you. You who are reading this. We can all tell.
i just talked to everyone in the grocery store that you’re at they all said you’re acting super weird and they know that you’re high
— pizzarina sbarro (@tillamundo) August 24, 2021
2. The legacy of pop music
It’s shaped us far more than we could have ever guessed.
we are the daughters of the hoes 3oh!3 told you not to trust
— jen merritt!!! (@jennifermerr) August 25, 2021
1. Exercise and health stuff
Wait, you mean they weren’t just lying?
They weren’t in the pocket of big walking?
This is an outrage.
disgusted to report that walking a mile or so three times a week has, in fact, improved my general body condition and chronic pain level. it's bullshit that exercise people are right
— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) August 25, 2021
With all that to be venting about, we’re sure you’ll be busy for a while, so we’ll leave you to it.
What do you need to let off steam about today?
Do so in the comments.