"Du har en skyldighet att tillfredsställa mig"
Om och om igen bevisar män hur lite dom tycker och tänker om kvinnor. Våra egna viljor och liv betyder ingenting i jämförelse med männens och vi ska alltid finnas till deras förfogande på två röda, oavsett vilka besvär och obehag det orsakar oss. Ännu en snubbe från Tinder visade sitt rätta jag för mig på Whatsapp i december, innan jag flög hem för att hälsa på mamma. Dock är det alltid bättre att få reda på sånt här förr istället för senare.
ENGLISH: Over and over again, men prove how little they think about women. Our own wills and lives mean nothing compared to men's, and we are always supposed to exist at their disposal, no matter the inconvenience and discomfort it may cause us. Another dude off of Tinder showed his true colours on Whatsapp in December, before I flew home to visit my mother. On the other hand, it's always better to find these things out sooner rather than later.
Han / him: "Hello hello"
Jag / me: "Hi!"
Han: How are you swede?"
Jag: "I have a cold haha but other than that I'm doing alright, thanks. You?"
Han: "Ah damn how are you gonna come see me then Emma? I'm decent thanks. Where are you located then babe?"
Jag: "Well I'm also going to see my mum in Sweden tomorrow, so if you wanna see me it won't be for another 2 weeks."
Han: "... So you just waste my time. Cheers. Another foreigner time waster. Wasted."
Jag: "Errr okay?"
Han: "I'm on a dating app to meet, believe it or not."
Han: "Not text people in different countries aimlessly."
Jag: "I have a life, believe it or not. I live in the UK. I am visiting my mum for a while because I didn't see her for xmas."
Han: "I have an important job and make more money than any man my age. But I'm still on a dating app and can make time."
Jag: "I don't care about your money. If this is your attitude then you've done me a favour by showing it sooner rather than later."
Han: No I'm giving you a taste of your own medicine, love. Just putting your excuse in contrast."
Jag: "Because I have a pre-booked holiday to see my mum? What's wrong with you."
Han: "Jesus woman. Stop making it about your mum. I'm saying you're on Tinder in London, so you should be able to potentially meet. That's it."
Jag: "Lol I'm not making a disclaimer on my Tinder every time I'm going away on holiday. And I'm not obligated to do anything."
Han: "You're obligated to please me, Emma."
Jag: "Wow no."
Han: "Lol you're the most cliché Scandinavian with no sense of humor."
Han: "Calm your tits, love, it's banter."
Han: "Emma, don't cry. Just message me when you're back. Kiss."
Efter detta skickade han några fler meddelanden där han försökte gulla med mig, som om jag skulle svara. Tillslut lyckades jag klurade ut hur jag blockerar telefonnummer i appen.
ENGLISH: After this he sent another couple messages trying to sweet-talk me, as if I'd respond. Eventually I figured out how to block phone numbers in the app.
Vi har ett nytt datum för vårat gig! Om du befinner dig i London den 5e september, kom till The Fiddlers Elbow i Camden och se oss spela live. Det blir några coverlåtar och många originals. Och ta med era vänner! Ses vi där?
ENGLISH: We have a new date for our gig! If you're in London on the 5th of September, come on down to The Fiddlers Elbow in Camden and see us play live. There will be some cover songs and a bunch of originals. And bring your friends! Will I see you there?
Poesimånaden: JAG SKREV EN TILL | Poetry month: I WROTE ANOTHER ONE
"Things that don't annoy you until your relationship is on the brink of an abyss.
Number one.
The young couple at your table in Starbucks, that hold each other and smile and talk freely as if they are one.
The old pair, where the man gets his lady a new coffee after he got her the wrong one, which she audibly yet lovingly tells everyone in the cafe about.
The man in the bicycle shorts, on the phone with his loved one, planning a nice evening with whatever his loved one wants (I imagined everything he suggested as he said it).
The italian guy on his way out of the subway, surprising his lover with dinner reservations over the phone in a voice mail, which he re-records five times in the time it takes me to walk past him, to get it just right.
I think about buying flowers for myself because no one else ever has - not in a romantic way anyway. But I know I'd be too busy thinking about you to remember to water them."
För att avrunda poesimånaden så ville jag dela med mig av en till egen text. Detta är väl kanske mer av ett utdrag ur en längre text jag jobbar på - vi får se vad det blir av detta. Vanligtvis skriver jag ju sångtexter så detta är lite av en skön break, att inte behöva korta ned och anpassa texterna. Jag har som sagt ingen aning hur en korrekt skriver en dikt, men det är väl kanske det som är lite fint med det; du får skriva vad du vill. Jag uppmuntrar er att testa det.
ENGLISH: To round off poetry month, I wanted to share another one of my own texts. I guess this is more of a draft from a longer text I'm writing - we'll see wat happens to it. Usually I write song lyrics, so this is a bit of a nice break, to not have to shorten and adapt the texts. As I've said before, I have no idea how to write a proper poem, but maybe that's what's so nice about it; you can write whatever you want. I encourage you to try it.