I feel like I’m not blogging enough. Am I blogging enough? am I blogging too much? Is my blog silly? Does this blog make me look fat? :P
I hate to post just to post without really having anything of substance to say, but do I ever really have anything of substance to say?
Something has been bothering me lately though. Ungratefulness. Is that a word? Well spell check isn’t saying it’s not, so I’m going to assume it is. (Although making just that one word is being picked up as a sentence fragment.) I alluded to this on my Facebox earlier today, and it’s just really irritating me here lately. When someone gives you a gift, or does something for you that they did not have to do; the typical response is a thank you and a smile. Not a long tirade on how this gift/service is the wrong color/shape/size or that you just downright hate it, or that this gift is somehow going to inconvenience you. That is so unbelievably rude.
For example, say I gave you a bike. I give you this bike and say “I know your bike was stolen last week, and I saw this one on sale today and it’s your favorite color, so I just had to buy it for you.” I’m not necessarily expecting you to do cartwheels, but a thank you would be appreciated. Now let’s say you look at the bike and then roll your eyes and say “Oh great, NOW I’m going to have to buy a new lock and a helmet. Just what I needed. Spend MORE money.” At this point I have 2 choices. I can leave the bike and just live with the knowledge that you’re a jerk. Or offer to stick the bike in a place the sun does not shine for you. Ahem.
It seems like a no-brainer, but you would be chocked at just how ungrateful people can be when they get something for free. It never ceases to amaze me.