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Complaining FEELS GREAT.

There, I’ve said it.

I know we’re all supposed to be meditating on our thoughts and writing in #gratitudejournals and being #soblessed about everything, but you know what? Sometimes, it feels really GOOD to get shit off your chest.  It’s cathartic to blow off steam, and sometimes a good solid whinge can really lift a mood.

Except the problem is,  no one wants to listen.


A Sydney woman did a bit of an experiment recently where she took out an ad in the paper to offer a hotline where people could vent their frustrations about the weather.

And it went OFF. People ringing her up and just telling her what’s pissing them off about the weather. It’s too hot. It’s too cold. It rained before I had a chance to waterproof my suede boots etc etc.

She turned the messages into a modern art installation, because….well…art. *Shrug*.

But, like all good art, I found it INSPIRATIONAL. So I thought I’d give it a go too. The only thing left to do was decide what people love to complain about besides the weather.


Oh yes.

It’s a subject that can spark the fieriest rage in people. A mere glance at the property section in the paper can send the blood pressure to boiling.

And oh boy, did we get some complaints:

From exorbitant rent, to that crumbling house down the road that sold for six million dollars, it’s hard going out there.

Listen to the full episode of Mamamia OutLoud below. We talk Rebecca Maddern, fake engagement rings and more with guest host Susan Carland:

The complaints line is closed. It ran off the hook. But you can get it off your chest below: