You know…..maybe I’m being just a bit pessimistic about today’s people, but it’s a trend I’m seeing. People are becoming increasingly entitled and ego-centric. It’s all about “me me me” and “I want it fixed yesterday”. I guess I should blame my many years spent working in service-related fields. It’s a type of career that’s always in demand, and yet it seems it’s the field that’s consistently underpaid and overworked – why? I think it’s because people just don’t know how hard service-oriented careers can be.
People seem to be under this assumption that people who work service jobs are slackers – they’re the ones who dodged tests in school – or skipped it altogether, hung out in gangs, and just never applied themselves in society, so they get whatever jobs they can to survive. I tell you what though…..a lot of these people who work in various service careers have more smarts than you may think! People who work service jobs do have college degrees, good education, proper upbringing, and have made more money in other jobs than you could possibly think about.
When I go out and about to various stores and shops, it amazes me these days to see people berating and shouting at the person across the counter or face-to-face on the shop floor just because they couldn’t pull the magical item they wanted out of the crack of their derierre, or in that mystical place known as “the back” – where the pot of gold from the leprechauns is stored, protected by glittery unicorns and other fanciful creatures. There are days when I just want to walk up to these ogres of the community and smack them upside the head with a little God-given common sense – it’s free, after all. What I get a lot of satisfaction out of is, when I go to a store, if they mess up, I understand and just wait for it to be fixed, making sure not to raise my voice, and even offer a smile to them, knowing what they go through every day. You’d be surprised how many people just about fall over in shock…..because they are conditioned over many many days that they WILL be yelled at and berated if they mess up your perfect little world.
The other thing that kills me is “political correctness”. This is just one thing that drives me INSANE. I swear we have all strived so hard to be policially correct that we have tossed all God-given common sense out of the window! Notice how I’m saying “God-given common sense”? There is a reason for that. Have you looked at a recent copy of the Pledge of Allegiance? The historical pledge that we have said for countless decades? Do you realize that people want to delete “under God” from it? You know why? You know why? POLITICAL CORRECTNESS! They are so afraid of offending some other culture that we have to just strip out identity as being proud Americans from it! They say that there is a separation of church and state – I claim BS to this! Why? Because who has the most influence over the government? THE CHURCH! WHO ELSE? I’m proud to be an American, and I will stand proudly and say the ENTIRE Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our great country! God bless the USA!
Here are some other examples of things that drive me absolutely batty:
Kids in schools being forced to walk in a circle in the morning if they arrive too early for the school bell. What the HELL is up with that? Whatever happened to playing in the playground, and running off some energy before class starts? Do they feel that they have no control over the playground that they can’t let them enjoy some free time with their little friends? Oh, and they continue THAT lunacy in middle school! LET THEM PLAY!
There is a little-known Little League baseball rule that was enforced recently in a game where a player was barred from playing further in a game because he was TOO GOOD. Yes, he scored more than 3 home runs, so he was taken out of the game because of his proficiency with the game! Doesn’t that seriously undermine the whole spirit of the game? You can be sure that this player won’t be so eager to do as well in the game next time so that way he can play longer in the game.
Amongst everything else going on, now there is a school somewhere down south (I forget where exactly) that has prohibited students from saying “God bless you” when someone else sneezes. I suppose they’ll ban “Gesundheit” next, saying that it’s rude to talk in languages that others can’t understand. If they take it that far, then can we ban any students from speaking anything other than English – or just stop foreign language learning altogether because it’s rude to talk in other languages in front of others?
You do see where this is going? I hope you do!