Rod is usually the one ranting, but I’m taking over this week while he’s enjoying the sun in Mexico. This vacation of his is right on time because I have a rant I’ve been waiting to get out. I’ll probably step on some toes, but oh well!
Cue The Rant
Alright, if I had to name the top three things that annoy the hell out of me, people wanting to be praised for things that they are supposed to do would definitely be on that list. This pet peeve of mine can be applied to a lot of situations but for the purposes of this post, I’ll stick to the situations where this happens the most: on the job and when you meet someone new and the dating process begins.
At some point over the years society became entitled. How this happened, I have no clue, but I do know that my generation is giving those of us who work hard because that’s how we’re expected to work a bad rep because of this widespread entitlement. I’ve worked several jobs where people wanted hand claps and pats on the back because they came to work on time, got a compliment from a client or met a strict deadline. NEWSFLASH! That’s what you are supposed to do at work. Being a great employee is a requirement, you’re not going the extra mile by coming in on time. You come in on time because you don’t want to get fired.
The second situation is the worst, and I think women are making it more of a problem than it has to be. Who in the hell told some of these men that sending a good morning message or planning a date automatically means they should be first place in your life? Seriously? If you are a man interested in a woman, you should show her by doing those things. I don’t know about other women, but it takes more than a good morning text or date to get me to make things official or even want to see or talk to you again. Come on ladies, we’re making it way too easy. Let’s not chase these men…they are supposed to chase…better yet, pursue us. Not the other way around!
OK I’m all ranted out…I was a little nicer than Rod, huh? In his voice, let’s cue the Sir Charles!