Bitter truths are in abundance and the Truth Potato is on a mission to throw most of them onto our faces, to break the cloud of denial that covers our life.

What's more amusing than a cute Potato breaking your shield of denial and giving you few words of wisdom eh?

Below are 15+ bitter truths by the Truth Potato.

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Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
2 years ago

But your struggles are not meaningless and stupid because of that. There will always be someone better off and someone worse off.

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porcupine
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2 years ago

Damn... this is a good one.

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

I usually give them a reason after they hate me for none. Just to be fair.

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Maria T.
Community Member
2 years ago

trump ^

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John L
Community Member
2 years ago

Its like ships in the night, headed your direction. Most of them are still traveling to a different destination than you.

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Daniel Sipes
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn this hurts because I have often been that bottom line of the quote.

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Nina Dragon
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is pretty Comforting honestly

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John L
Community Member
2 years ago

I have gotten much better at that, as I get older. :)

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
2 years ago

I like this analogy!

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Maike
Community Member
2 years ago

well yeah, no... i disagree if it is a busy day and my kids, my Grandma and my Husband etc. do need their needs met by me, and 15 conversations are going of on my phone, than yes i am actually to busy to respond. If it is important please call, if not there can be a gap until an answer... That is not meant to hurt you, just you have to distribute my resources.

Felicia Luca
Community Member
2 years ago

I think the point is no one is too busy to respond to you if you are a priority.

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李米娜 (Mina)
Community Member
2 years ago

Pretty much everyone has a phone, everyone is connected. But has nobody stopped to think about how bizarre it is that along with the freedom of being this connected we are now in a prison too - if we dont STAY connected every minute of every day, even when we are busy, working, looking after kids, taking the dogs for a walk, enjoying time with our spouses, relaxing with a book, working even more, or just enjoying an escape from the outside world (not everybody likes interracting with other people 24/7) suddenly we are bullshit friends, antisocial beings, uncaring and lazy? I love my friends, I love being social, but most of the time I am just TOO BUSY TO WRITE A REPLY (work, home life, doing dishes, hands full, teaching, marking homework, making lesson plans, sleeping - or the biggest reason of all, not wanting to be on the phone while talking to people in person, you know that thing humans used to do?) And sometimes I just need a sit down break from hectic society and humanity.

Jessica Ewert
Community Member
2 years ago

Exactly!!

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李米娜 (Mina)
Community Member
2 years ago

Uuh no, not true, 6 days a week I work 7am to 1pm then 2pm to 8pm, the only break I get is waving my students out the door while calling in the next line waiting outside. I constantly watch and teach 2 to 6 year olds, making sure all lesson plans are perfected daily and all parents are talked to, homework sent, and people are satisfied. And I love my job. Throughout the day I use my phone and laptop for Powerpoints, music and videos, and can see and very quickly read everything anyone sends me. But for 12 hours a day 6 days a week, YES I have seen and read you message, and YES I am FAR TOO BUSY to reply to you. My apologies. Sometimes people arent just giving and excuse.

Amy Tilling
Community Member
2 years ago

2-6 year olds do a 2pm to 8pm school day? how do you keep them awake? (Off topic, sorry)

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Mikleo
Community Member
2 years ago

Does being asleep count as being busy?

Tara Leigh
Community Member
2 years ago

Ya no. As a nurse when I had patients dying or in a health crisis, I was definitely too busy to respond to people. Also When I had three little children hungry, sick or having melt downs I was too busy. Even still I was considerate and got back to people as quickly as I could. So the excuse that "oh I've been busy" is a joke for most people who don't have any serious issues or a serious life/death type job. I think it's hilarious when I get that excuse from people who have fairly chill lives(even if they think they have hard lives).

Moezarella
Community Member
2 years ago

i disagree with this one, only self-centered people will believe this IMHO. sometimes people do being too busy to respond to someone, like when driving or working.

ICanSORelate
Community Member
2 years ago

Depends. I am an antiquated 80's Baby.....who actually got UNFRIENDED by someone suffering with butthurt. He'd Inboxed me on FB. Sorrrrreeeeeeyy(!) for having extenuating family circumstances which left me no time to even log ON to the thing- let alone read and reply to his (and 30 others') messages. It's important to remember that we weren't born with Usernames nor Internet access. LIFE is offline. But I get the point though lol

李米娜 (Mina)
Community Member
2 years ago

totally agree with you, we were born with phones in our hands or online profiles at the ready, humans arent made to be clicking tiny buttons second by second throughout their entire lives just to make sure other people get their phone rings and inbox messages exactly when they want them. If youre that person. its cool your choice and i dont mind, but dont make it my obligation to also be that person if i dont want to

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Kedai Nasi
Community Member
2 years ago

maybe it means that people can respond to you at any time whenever they're free, but sometimes they choose not to, maybe for some reason (be it positive or negative). if you are waiting others to respond to you for some task or feedback but didn't get it = don't jump to conclusion, have patience, give them time and move on to your next objective. don't think too much about it because in the end, what you do is actually matters, take action if it takes too much time. If you wait for others to respond because you want to be acknowledged (that you are important) = don't waste your time. waiting for other's approval is a sign of immaturity, instead, congratulate yourself.

Samantha Landa
Community Member
2 years ago

Well put!

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Erin Lingo
Community Member
2 years ago

Erm, gunna hafta disagree on this one.

Sherry Mangan
Community Member
2 years ago

Sometimes people are too sad or hurting to be able to reply. To me texting is as good as talking and some days can't do it and then when I do start feeling human again I've forgotten :(

Sarah Hoffer
Community Member
2 years ago

Just because I have a cell phone doesn't make me instantly available. I am only instantly available for emergencies. My family has learned tho it took years. Even as a teenager, I wasn't much for telephones. And people always think you can just text at work like its no prob. That really doesn't work everywhere.

Lillukka
Community Member
4 months ago

This! There are many jobs where you can't even have a phone on you. I work with heavy machinery, any distraction is hazardous so my phone is in my bag in the cubbord.

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Maria T.
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah! It takes like 30 seconds to respond to they type of message I send, so no, they're not too busy!

李米娜 (Mina)
Community Member
2 years ago

Takes you 30 seconds of time, but that 30 seconds could be 5 minutes for one person or 10 seconds they just cant spare for another.

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Sarah Knaus
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, this is a bad one. No one should be expected to drop everything and respond to you. The cell phone has corrupted our expectations of other people.

Kara Skinner
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't validate my anxieties! I already think everyone secretly hates me without worrying even more about why they didn't text me back

Kent Hunter-Duvar
Community Member
1 year ago

When I'm driving, I AM too busy to even see who messaged me.

Lara Lawson
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhh. Rubbish. I’m at work & do not have time to respond to you about how I felt about what you ate last night.

Tabitha Abbott
Community Member
1 year ago

You obviously never worked in a retail store in a shopping centre, toilet breaks are luxuries.

Emily Strong
Community Member
1 year ago

Dear Truth Potato: I get what you're trying to say, but it's a ham-fisted approach to an emotionally charged and nuanced topic. Let me help you rephrase this so it's less judgey-ultimatum and more, you know, accurate: "If someone habitually ignores you and then says 'Sorry, I've been busy,' they're not too busy. They are just blowing you off. You deserve better than that! Drop them like a hot potato and move on with your life. On the other hand, people have their own struggles, and sometimes they need to not interact with other humans for a while. Sometimes what you need from them is more than they can give you at the moment. Sometimes they are practicing setting boundaries, which has been hard for them in the past. Sometimes it's easier to read an internet article and discuss it with strangers than have a hard conversation with you. You don't get to dictate when and how they reply to you. Everything isn't always all about you. Be patient." #ftfy

Rachel Llanez
Community Member
1 year ago

No one owes you an interaction, and you don't owe anyone one either.

Aya Kallab
Community Member
1 year ago

I honestly think this isn't targeting people with a busy schedule, but rather people who will ignore others for hours then quip with the excuse "sorry I was busy" hours later, which is just another way of saying that you don't matter enough for me to take the time. most of us are busy, have priorities, and understand that others do too. and most of us, even when busy, will take the 5 seconds to tell someone we'll get back to them asap if we're overwhelmed.

Guy Eckelberger
Community Member
2 years ago

its called instant messaging, not instant replier.

Jessica Ewert
Community Member
2 years ago

And some people rightfully and normally choose not to be looking at their phones or emails 24/7. There are times I have missed calls or messages while at work and don't check until late at night or early morning. Too late or too early to call the person back often. If it's urgent state so in a clear text or message so the person knows to call back right away. If it's casual then don't take it personally if someone can't get back to you within your preferred time frame. Not long ago if you did not answer a call it was simply because you were away from the phone. AKA Living a life. I think the real problem these days is people are generally WAY too OFFENDED WAY TOO EASILY. We all need to remind ourselves it's not ALL ABOUT YOU!

Andrada Nistor
Community Member
2 years ago

ok I feel like this one deserves some nuance. if you're just saying hey or how are you, then yes, I think anyone can spare 2 seconds of their day to shoot a one line reply, if they care enough. however, if you want to have a longer/deep conversation with someone, keep in mind that they might be dealing with their own problems that day, and simply can't handle yours on top

Jon O.
Community Member
2 years ago

People do what they want, you make time for what you want.

Alida Sheptenko
Community Member
2 years ago

"to busy to respond" does not mean "immediately". There is no amount of busy that at some point stops, 2 jobs, childrens schedules all have down time. There is always time to respond. That being said, no one should be obligated to respond.

Amy John
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this one depends on who you are to them. If any of my sisters contacted me, as soon as I got the notification and was physically able to get away with contacting them back I would. Whether it be in class, at an event, or any other situation, my family is my first and foremost priority. But I can see where this statement needs a qualifier, it does matter depending on who you are.

李米娜 (Mina)
Community Member
2 years ago

yes absolutely! depends on the person, and also if the message is urgent

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Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

This I was going to write something like this : Tara Leigh 4 hours ago ... no. As a nurse when I had patients dying or in a health crisis

Emmy Funke
Community Member
2 years ago

Quite right, it doesn’t have to be instantly, as long as you do.

Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
2 years ago

No, but they might be too tired from the busy day.

Jay Oliver
Community Member
3 months ago

too true

Bri Nicole
Community Member
3 months ago

Those of you who miss the point. We're not talking about a single day when someone doesn't respond. If a week goes by and someone doesn't respond, and keeps doing it then they don't value you. Cut the ties!

Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3)
Community Member
3 months ago

Define busy. Sure, people could in theory literally drop what they are doing and respond right away (if they were able to perceive your call), but nope, treating that patient or finishing that meeting or getting that sleep is often more important.

Wendy Fear
Community Member
4 months ago

no they just choose not too

Angela Lampe
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

People who want to make the effort will make time no matter what - it’s that simple. Even if it’s a quick text when they are on the toilet. No one is too busy. If someone is important to you, you will find the time.

Ilene Martinez
Community Member
7 months ago

Unless you have the flu. And I will respond fast if I wanna, Bored Panda :P

Ross Noyce
Community Member
1 year ago

What about when I was in Siberia. I annoyed a lot of people by "not getting back to them"

Ross Noyce
Community Member
1 year ago

What about when I was away in Siberia? I annoyed a few people because I didn't "get back to them"

Lara Lawson
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhh... Rubbish. I am at work & do not have time to respond to your request for my feedback on what you ate last night.

Barbara Teeter-Schmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

Apparently, some claim to be "too busy"

Megan Anne Covert
Community Member
1 year ago

WRONG!

Megan Anne Covert
Community Member
1 year ago

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Caroline Espenschied
Community Member
2 years ago

Why TF does my comment appear under every other comment although I was replying only to Maike ?!!

Vanessa Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

If you have time to read, you have time to at least answer : Ill get back to you later. Or something like that. A message costs you lets say +/-30seconds. You dont have 30seconds in 24hours? I think its a matter of priorities not a matter of time.

Julie Poliakova
Community Member
2 years ago

this potato is so cute i want to hug it

Kristin Malliet
Community Member
2 years ago

People make time for what’s important to them.

Tony Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

This potato is obviously not a grad student with three kids a part time teaching gig, a full time engineering gig, and have 3 proposals sitting on it's desk. Damn it I just wasted a whole minute reading and writing this...

Swarf
Community Member
2 years ago

Not true.

moli.2
Community Member
2 years ago

It means that something else is a priority.

Sillyist
Community Member
2 years ago

From shower to sex to poop to shower to sex to sandwich. No time to respond

lindsayaotter
Community Member
2 years ago

It isn't that I am too busy it is more than likely I just forgot.

Rainbo
Community Member
2 years ago

Love Truth Potato's tiny tongue sticking out there :p

John L
Community Member
2 years ago

What if someone already has their finger in the dike?

BunnyBlubber
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoa its 2018 man no need for that kinda Homophobic language

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Angela Lampe
Community Member
4 months ago

You make time for who is important - it’s as simple as that . If you truly care , you will find the time - even if it’s a quick text message when you’re on the toilet.

Jeffrey Vitality
Community Member
1 year ago

I know someone who has a full time job as a manager of about 200 people, goes to school at night, slings Tupperware and has a child with special needs, which is a full time job in itself. She always has time to respond to a message. Sometimes it takes her a while, but she makes time for everyone. Why? Because being a friend is fruitful and rewarding. I work in an industry where customers put off purchasing our product and have a million excuses why they don’t want to. Much of them are mentioned in this new comment thread. Being selfish and making sure you have time for yourself doesn’t make you a bad person, giving people hope to hang on to trying to maintain a one sided friendship does.

Oliver Sundseth
Community Member
2 years ago

i like this one

Oh Elaine
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol @ non-responders getting defensive

Jacek Pyżalski
Community Member
2 years ago

:)

saurab saudagar
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol... a bitter truth...

.gas.
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this one. You might be occupied at the time, but you surely have two seconds somewhere in your day to respond.

李米娜 (Mina)
Community Member
2 years ago

the two seconds I have free I want to escape from hectic life and breathe for a moment, not plough into more. Totally introverted books-before-parties kind of person speaking here, though

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Sam Leigh
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah.....

Monica Jfk
Community Member
2 years ago

I knew it

Kerry Grant
Community Member
2 years ago

How true is this!

Maureen Dixon-Sullivan
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep!

Emilio Medina
Community Member
2 years ago

false excuses anybody haves 5 or 10 min.

Luis Villarreal
Community Member
2 years ago

Definitely is true! Unless your were practicing Hart surgery, or driving a NASCAR, you always have time to type: Call you later! On this Times, with phones, internet, Facebook, instagram etc if someone is not answering you at least: call you later bro! That means you do not care enough for the other person! Period!

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David Toh
Community Member
2 years ago

Studies have shown that increased money does correlate with increased happiness .

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Smoofy
Community Member
2 years ago

TAKE. CARE. OF. YOURSELF.

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John L
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, but if you are a government employee, it sure helps, LOL!

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iblowsheep
Community Member
2 years ago

and you owe the same.

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Smoofy
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually give a million fucks about how someone's life is going.

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

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John L
Community Member
2 years ago

Plato and Aristotle would disagree with you on that one. :0

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Nah. I treasure my gains. *hugs precious action figures*

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John L
Community Member
2 years ago

True, but if you are going to be satisfied, you have to please yourself first. :)

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Geri Jernigans
Community Member
2 years ago

I have only one person in my life that has that power. My brother, we are very close. Everybody else can fuck off.

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Heather Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

If that ain't the fucking truth

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Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
2 years ago

Forgive someone for your own sake, not for theirs. The only one really hurt when you hold a grudge is you. You're either missing out on a good relationship because of ego, or you're wasting your time thinking of someone who doesn't give a shit about you.

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Ginger Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Unless you're being abused. Or manipulated. Or oppressed.

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John L
Community Member
2 years ago

Perfection can be sooo boring. Just make sure your imperfections are harmless to others around you. ;)

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

THAT'S exactly the problem! I have a bad sense of direction.....

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Thundor Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

EVERYONE IS UNEEK

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Risa Lovee
Community Member
2 years ago

This is not bitter. This is hopeful! :D

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John L
Community Member
2 years ago

George Harrison once sang about that very thing. I still have the album. All-things...933f15.jpg All-things-must-pass-5a73410933f15.jpg

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Daria Zotova
Community Member
2 years ago

So what, everyone does it - let's face it :D

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mindfkr
Community Member
2 years ago

"Where there's a rule, there's a waiver."

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