Thursday, June 27, 2013

When your patience runs thin waiting for replies from people.....

I admit it, I am not a patient person. Well, with some things, yes, but when it comes to waiting for call backs or replies to email's, I am definitely the worst. You would think that since I grew up in the age of 5 channels on the television, no computers til basically college and definitely no cell phones or email I would be okay with waiting. Well, I'm not. If I call and leave a message, reply to it in a timely fashion, same as email. No, I don't expect a return call within 10 minutes, but 2 days, your damn right I do. Ignoring me will not be the best decision you have made. I will not go away. Although after trying to reach out to people via text or email with no response after 3 of each, well, fuck ya, I have better things to do, and at least I made the effort. In my opinion, it's disrespectful. If you don't have an answer you think I want to hear, still have the balls to reply. I won't bite, but it's better than sitting and wondering why the fuck I am off in Siberia without so much as an acknowledgement from you. I get not wanting to reply to people, or call them back, but I also grew up in a time where manners meant something, and so far, people's manners have taken a nose dive since technology has advanced. People may fear confrontation, I see it when someone is quietly praying for voicemail to pick up, rather than speaking directly, and yes, I am guilty of that too, but, when it comes to a business decision, man up, call back, reply to an email, otherwise I have no problem with crowding your inbox or leaving countless voice mails for you......And we can see how long YOUR patience lasts.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pointing fingers at others....

It's pretty easy to sit on a pedestal and look down at everyone, isn't it? So many of us like to think we are not prejudiced, that we look at all people and accept who they are. The incident with Paula Deen is what's driving this particular blog today. I am getting a bit tired of people pretending they themselves have never used a racial slur, or have no prejudices. We all do. It's unfortunate. But the reality is, some people in the south still talk the way they do, people everywhere have a certain idea of what particular people are like. What I find funny is the people that are up in arms about someone using the "N" word are some of the same people that will call someone a "Faggot" without blinking an eye. What's the difference? Is it acceptable in ANY circumstance? I'm not perfect, I am the first to admit that. but I for one am a bit tired of people pretending to have these hearts of gold and outcries all the while behind closed doors doing exactly what they themselves condemn. Besides, if we were going to condemn every person who used some type of racial slur against ANYONE that's a whole hell of a lot of finger pointing and you best be prepared to have a few pointing at yourselves. And why are racial slurs still around? Same as bullying. Honestly, it's up to parents to instill good values in their children, not for them to rely upon television or the Internet and then to wonder where their own kid went so wrong...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Random rant for the day....

When did it become accepted for people to shout over others during a discussion? I am all for having a spirited conversation, but honestly, when someone in the group feels the need to shout at everyone else in order to get them to see their side, or to get their opinion across, I am out the door. And really, fighting about whether Brad cheated on Jen with Angelina is really not an interesting topic anyway. We don't talk to each other anymore. We shout. We end our sentences with exclamation points. We glue our eyes to our phones to signal the end of a conversation when it isn't going "our way". We have become a nation of texters. It's annoying. Seemingly, manners have been kicked to the curb. The days of "please and thank you" are long gone. The new way of expectation has taken over, and I don't like it.     I hate to break it to you, but I don't owe you shit. Don't expect me to hold the door open for you while you are heads down on your phone and not planning on doing the same for the person behind you. Walk with your head up, because if I bump into you while it's not, that's on you, and I don't take too kindly to being sworn at because you couldn't be bothered to pay attention. We wonder why or how people can be so stupid while doing something so simple, but yet, if you spend a day just sitting on a bench in any crowded neighborhood, the answers will come flooding to you. As we have embraced the smart phones, we have really become that much more dumb. I weep for the future. Instead of raising kids to become scientists, doctors and anything meaningful, parents are hoping they have the next NBA player or reality star on their hands. And people wonder why I didn't have kids.....