I have to say that the person in this interview managed to become my role model in 10 min after I found her blog. The best thing about it is that we were both equally excited about each other and about this interview. So please let me present you Stacey Loring; the High Priestess of Sarcasm herself.
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Q: Were you always as foul-mouthed as you are now? Or did you become more outspoken through the years?
This first question made me laugh so hard. I wish I could say I was born spewing curse words in the womb, but unfortunately, I wasn’t. I said “shit” a lot when I was a kid and got my mouth washed out with Ivory soap just about every other day. I always had a very quick wit and a dry sense of humor, so I’m thinking that’s where my sarcasm stems from.
It wasn’t until I got married that I started cursing like a sailor on leave. Every other word from my ex-spouse’s family was “fuck this, and fuck that”. Totally classy people. It really didn’t help matters when my boys started picking up on this language. I guess I would have to say I didn’t start having a foul mouth until I hit my mid-twenties.
I was always a doormat. I didn’t mean for it to happen but I always seemed to let people walk all over me and tell me what to do. I wouldn’t say I was submissive, but I would say I was more of a scared pussy. I was always really shy when I was a kid and that seem to follow me into adulthood. When I hit the ripe old age of 50, I no longer gave a flying fuck what anyone said and that’s when I became really outspoken.
Q: In What kind of trouble did you get because of your way of voicing your opinion?
Most of the trouble I got into was at the office. We had these ridiculous anonymous employee satisfaction surveys that weren’t really anonymous at all. They would always ask about our manager and my responses would always cause me to get written up.
Q: You mentioned that your current blog is fairly new and that you blogged/YouTubed before. Did you always voice your opinions or is this a new thing?
My blog, Stacey Loring has been around for a little over a year; however, I took a 6-month hiatus because I was trying to decide if I liked making videos or blogging better. The blogging won.
Yes, I’ve always been opinionated but I usually kept them to myself as they would usually offend people. Since I didn’t have much of a backbone I was afraid to offend people, but now I think everyone should just grow some balls and deal with the fact everyone thinks differently. My dad always said, “Opinions are like assholes; everyone has one”. It’s funny when you hit 50 you really don’t care what anyone thinks anymore.
Q: What do you love/hate about people?
I hate so many things about people, but I’ll limit myself here. The main thing I hate about people is how they can’t think for themselves. Everyone’s a fucking sheep. When you’re not following the herd, you’re considered an ass, stuck up, a tool or just a bitch.
I hate people who think they know what you want. You don’t know me, so how the hell do you know what I want? Most times, I don’t even know what I want, so shut the fuck up!
I hate people who think everything they do is right and everything you do is wrong.
Q: Would you say that people get offended too fast or even for no reason?
Most definitely! I think people get offended because when you call them out on something they realize you hit the nail on the head. What I never understood is why people get all pissed off when they feed you some line of shit and get all pissy and offended when you dish it back. If you can’t take it, don’t dish it!
Q: Do you have someone who inspired you to be who you are, no matter the consequences?
Yes. As fucked up as this is going to sound, I became the person I am today after an ex-boyfriend beat the living crap out of me. After I had to deal with restraining orders, federal officials who wanted to take my then sixteen-year-old son out of my house and a domestic violence court case, I broke out of my shell and became the hard ass I am now. In a sick demented way, I’m thankful to the scumbag for doing what he did because he made me the strong, independent woman I am today.
Q: How do people react to your blog and how do you deal with haters?
So far all the response I’ve received have been positive. A lot of people have told me they feel my blog is a welcome, refreshing and entertaining read. At first, I thought no one would read it because most people are prudes, and I’m offensive but the response has been pretty damn awesome!
Haters, oh how I love thee. Personally, I think everyone should love haters because they are our greatest fans. Think about this, they read everything we write and watch every video we make. That equals more page and video views, which equals more money! Okay, so they say some stupid ass things, but if you’re putting yourself out on the internet, it’s a price you’re going to have to pay.
I haven’t received any hate from my blog, but I did receive some from my videos. I don’t receive as many as others because I let people know I don’t care if they hate me. If you look at my about page on my blog, I welcome all comments, good, bad or indifferent. I also note if you’re going to leave a nasty comment you better think it out before hitting publish because I won’t delete it. I like to leave them up there for everyone’s enjoyment.
The key to dealing with haters is not to let them bother you. Haters are bullies who will only attack those they think they can get a rise out of.
Q: What is the one thing that (in your opinion) people should do more?
I think people should not give a fuck what other people think. Be unique and enjoy life, because life is so fucking short. My alter-ego used to say, “Be Yourself and Be Fabulous”.
Q: Do you have a favorite curse word/phrase? Also how “advanced” is your sarcasm? Do people have trouble understanding it?
My favorite curse word is “Fuck”. My favorite phrase is one my father taught me, “Fill them full of shit and throw them overboard”. Basically, that means, feed them a line of bullshit, walk away and leave them wondering.
How advanced is my sarcasm? I wouldn’t say I have advanced sarcasm because I don’t want people thinking I’m a fucking moron. I like to consider myself a bumble bee when it comes to my sarcasm. I like to sting and run.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Aside from being a sarcastic asshole, I’m really a very nice person and I adore my small little family. I’ll step in front of a moving car to save my loved ones, but if you ever cross me and a car is coming down the road, be prepared, I may just push you.
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