Mother’s Day Roundup 2019

| | Related Right | May 12, 2019


Today we celebrate those who do one of the toughest jobs on the planet.  A mom is a mom in so many ways: pregnancy, adoption, fostering, step-parenting, blended families, and the moms we adopt ourselves. Mothers are strong and powerful and are not afraid to show it.

We’ve gathered together stories that exemplify the mothers you do not want to mess with.


You Made A Gross(ery) Error — Exhausted mom is not taking your nonsense today.

Stupidity Is A Forgon-orrhea Conclusion — This mom does not ration her ire when her child is sick!

The Mother Of All Voices — Imitation (of your mom) is the sincerest form of flattery.

Very Bad Reception, Part 7 — Don’t try to fool a mom when you’ve been slacking off.

Stuck In The Middle — It’s all about the name rage.

The Shift Takes a Sudden Shift — Do not complain to a Mom about her child.

Moms Can Be Scarier Than Robbers — She’s not the main focus here but this mom is still not putting up with your nonsense!

It Pays To Have Your Complaint Be Genuine — Mothers make great managers; they can see through any BS.

This Place Is A Train Wreck — When families don’t know they’re being short-changed, this mother handles it!

The Disappointed Mom Look Is Mightier Than The Sword — Moms have special superpowers.

For those of us who are spending the day celebrating with a mom, being a mom, or remembering a mom, Happy Mother’s Day from NotAlwaysRight!

Got your own awesome (or terrifying) mom story? Let us know about it here!

Avengers Roundup

| Right | April 26, 2019


Save a Thor-t for our poor customer service staff, especially those working the movie theaters this weekend with the release of Avengers: Endgame. The Stark raving mad customers will Smash their way through the cinemas with a Hawkeye for trouble and a without a S.H.I.E.L.D to defend them, for the defenseless staff it will be like Black-Widow-Friday all over again!

To show solidarity with our friends in the multiplexes, we promised after our last superhero roundup that we’d have an Avengers roundup. Here it is  – and just in time for the new movie!


The Avengers: Extended Cut (Or Uncut) — That’s a pretty valid, er, point…

Loki They Met — When you want a nerd, find a nerd!

The Hero The Avengers Needs, Not The One They Deserve — Caution: This story may cause headache.

C***-blocked By The Captain — Many of us would, too.

Hulk Smash Conventions — He’s a different kind of Hulk.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Me From This Stupidity — Captain America: Documentary.

He Forgot Hammer-Man — A fan is a fan, no matter their age.

I Marvel At Your Chauvinism — A fan is a fan, no matter their gender.

The New Job Is Very Loki — Sometimes a bad guy is a good guy.

Karkat, Thor, and Loki Walk Into A Bar — And when a bad guy and a good guy team up, watch out!

A Smashing Deal — The Avengers are fighting real criminals, too.

Granola Bars, High In Iron, Gamma Rays, and Vibranium — The Avengers touch the heart of a wonderful child.


Leave a comment below and tell us your tale about the Avengers!  Has the new movie caused any mayhem for you?  We’d love to hear about it!

Taxes Roundup 2019

| Right | April 15, 2019

Today is the day when most Americans need to have their income taxes filed.  (Folks in Maine and Massachusetts get two extra days.)

It’s an annual ritual and it brings out tales of suffering folks trying to navigate crazy taxpayers and frustrated taxpayers trying to get the right forms filed… 1040? 1040EZ?  1040MOUSE?  It’s all so confusing!

Here are some favorite stories about dealing with the US income tax system!


The Ocarina Of Crime — Do not try to scam the experts if you want to keep your eardrums.

What’s A Few Years Hard Labor, Anyway? — Nobody wants to tell them, friend.

Too Taxing On That Brain — It’s a good thing he went to a pro because math is not his field!

Time To Cash Out Early — This is a sure way to get into deep trouble with the tax agencies.

Taxing Taxing — Getting your tax refund should not be this hard!

IRS = Irate Rambling Scammers — Remember that the IRS will never call you to talk about your return or say that you ‘owe’ money.

Taxing Taxes, Part 2 — Dealing with out-of-state taxes can be hard, but this is ridiculous!

No Returns On The Return — The professionals are professionals for a reason.

Making Tax Taxing — Hey, that form can be confusing the first time you deal with it!

A Product of Fraudulent Taxes — This is not how to fix your employment problems.

A Taxing Conversation, Part 2 — Sounds like Financial Hokey Pokey.


How is your tax day going? Did you get your forms filed early, or are you going for that last minute push?  Tell us your most frustrating or whacky income tax story!

Are you not an American? Tell us about how income tax works in your country, and tales of the tales of mayhem it can bring!


All About Cats Roundup

| Right | March 25, 2019


Just look at that image.  Our Senior Editor, who hates cats, allowed this roundup under protest. Everyone boo the Senior Editor.

The rest of the editors adore cats.  We have our own tales of cats past and present, and we love the cat stories on NotAlwaysRight.

Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite NAR cat tails!  Erm, tales…


Looks Like This Is Your Cat Calling — Two adopted cats aren’t quite what they seemed to be.

My Pet Halloween Project — This is the real reason why you can’t adopt black cats in October.

Kitteh Sez STFU — Remember LOLCats? This person sure does…

A Lack Of Common Scents — “…and we’ll name him Stripey!”

A Victim Of Fur-Ball Abuse — Don’t worry. There’s no real abuse here, just *hand wave* stupidity.

You’ve Got To Be Kitten Me — Even the cat can’t figure out what that person is going on about.

A Very Purr-sonable Cat — Poor Corky. So misunderstood… and misidentified.

Models Are Always Catty — Ma’am, this isn’t a factory showroom.

Bring The Whole Animal House With You — This is a really smart idea!

It’s The Stray Details That Matter — A heartwarming story of a cat and her person being reunited.  It’s ok, we understand that someone is cutting onions nearby.


(Don’t worry, we love dogs and other animals, too! Stay tuned this summer for a roundup of our favorite dog stories and a future roundup of other animal stories.)


Do you have a favorite NotAlwaysRight story about cats? Do you have a story of your own furry feline?  Tell us all about your favorite kitty in the comments below, or submit it to us here!