Q is for QTFD

Once again, I thought I was bringing you an Anxious Mom Original Acronym, but Urban Dictionary says no. Apparently this textspeak was created 6 years ago, so I’m not even a little late to the party, but over half a decade late. Sigh.

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If you’ve ever felt like you need a more polite way to tell people to STFU, then QTFD is the way to go.

People/things that need to QTFD:

The kids. One of the many things parenting books don’t prepare you for is how fucking loud kids are. Sure, most of us have been around kids before pre-parenthood, maybe even taught or babysat them, gotten annoyed by them in restaurants, but until you have your own, it’s hard to understand just how damn noisy they can be. (Unless you teach a bunch of toddlers, in which case, bless your heart.) And that noise is constant, unless they’re doing things they shouldn’t be doing, like Baby Girl when she did this:

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 12.20.51 AMMy brain. Those of y’all with an anxiety disorder know what I’m talking about. That thing is going full blast all the time about one thing or another, and about the only way to make it QTFD most of the time is to pop a pill or have some booze.


This about sums it up.

People in restaurants. It’s like people think that everyone in the restaurant needs to hear their conversation or something. I might not be able to hear what Sam is telling me about whatever happened at work, but I sure as hell can hear that the lady two tables down thinks her hairdresser is a total bitch and the table of college girls halfway across the restaurant squealing about how drunk they are gonna get over the weekend.

People who insist on shoving their idiotic opinions down everyone’s throats. Actually, no, QTFD is too gentle, so let’s go back to STFU. Why, yes, I have been annoyed at much of the political commentary on Facebook lately. 😉

Alternative meanings: None.

Textspeak I passed up: QYB (quit your bitching) and QT (cutie).

Who would you like to tell to QTFD?


21 thoughts on “Q is for QTFD

  1. Absolutely perfect. We don’t realize that silence is golden until we have kids. Sometimes it’s our pets that need to QTFD. Aka when our parrot starts screaching at 10pm because she wants a goldfish cracker.

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  2. Uh, yeah. Roller parties. Birthday parties. Book fairs. Dances. Things I used to chaperon more often, but as I get older, I find I don’t have the tolerance to noise.
    My poor kids earned tickets to some hooji dooji at Lucas Stadium — music and dancing and whatnot, and I was like “No. No way. If you can find another adult to take you, fine.” They did not find another adult.

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