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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Shortcomings of Humanity- A rant

I feel a rant coming on... Disclaimer, if you are easily offended or are going to take this personally stop reading now. You have been warned!

Lately I have becoming increasingly irritated by some of the shortcomings exhibited in my fellow human beings.

1) Don't pass the buck-- take responsibility will you?
I am super-tired of the people around me who are full of excuses. Would it kill you to take some personal responsibility for the problems around you instead of passing the buck all the time? I hate hearing the, "I would but..." Or, "I could but..." Is Obama the only person left who can admit it when he is wrong? When shit happens in your life and keeps happening, is it possible that it is partially you? I am willing to say that it is partially me and to work on that. Could more people please do that? I know, I know, my standards are too high but can you blame a girl for wishing?

2) Kindness doesn't cost you anything, would it kill you to be nice?
I don't care if you are in a rush or you had a crappy day, does basic nicety have to be such a stretch? Don't take your crappy mood out on others. It's not usually their fault that your day sucked. It is unexcusable to be rude or mean no matter what's going on. I often am ill, I don't take it out on others, or at least I try not to. If I do, I at least apologize and assure them that it is not their fault. I wish more people would do this. I know, there I go again with my high standards...

3) I believe you have a brain-- use it!
Sometimes I tell my students, turn on your brain. I would like to say that to some adults too. Please think before you speak or act. Try really using your head...

4) I didn't ask for your opinion or advice so don't give it.
Ok, even I slip up on this one sometimes but it drives me nuts when people give me their opinion when I didn't ask for it. I also despise unsolicited advice. Another thing that annoys me is some people's habit (especially males) of thinking that just because I am expressing that I have a problem, it is their "job" to solve it.

That about wraps today's rant.

Today I am grateful that I am only this much of a bitch sometimes (LOL).


Lisa Emrich said...

Good rant.

Have Myelin? said...

I loved your post. =)

Mike said...

Well, umm, ahhh, yea.

In regards to number 4 on your list.... I sort of, kinda, maybe, perhaps, just a wee bit, a skosh....

Brain derailment.

Really though, I know what you mean. I am guilty of offering, which is ironic because I have the same aversion to being offered advice. As you have pointed this out I will endeavor to work on this shortcoming.

And as for "fixing" problems? Some of us guys are just the fixer type. We don't want to see anyone weighed down with problems. Sadly enough though, we tend to have many of our own that we tend to ignore. Go figure.

Have a wonderful day! Let me get that door for you. Pardon, but you seem to have dropped your keys, here you go.

:) Be safe!

Serina said...

Sitting quietly reading this post, I couldn't help but burst out with an "Exactly!" a few times, and comforted me a bit that there are others who have similar pet peeves.. :) You are not alone!

Char / Stitchary! said...

LOL. As a Leo, my first inclination is to offer you advice here...but then I would fall into category #4. Soooo, I'll just raise my right fist and say, "you go girl!" ;-)

Denver Refashionista said...

It seems the rant is a hit. Yeah! no one seems offended. I guess if you are, you should take a good look inside (LOL).

Heather said...

Nicely done. Hope it made you feel better to get that out in the open. You reminded me of one of my pet peeves- I really don't like when I say good morning to someone and they say nothing back to me. Grr!

Denver Refashionista said...

Heather, that drives me nuts too.