In this age of hyper-vigilant political correctness, it seems there are those who feel it’s ok to counter-swing the pendulum and go off the deep end in the opposite direction. Some folks have become so self-involved they have absolutely no sense that anyone else exists on the planet. And it’s not monumental things, but the small stuff that we are apparently not supposed to sweat anymore.
Well, bullshit to that. I know a few who need some perspiration excess over just common simple regard for others.
Why of course I have an example! Why else would I rant on???
So I’m in the company cafeteria today. It’s not a great cafeteria. At times it’s not even a good cafeteria. Every so often I’d rather eat dirt. But it does serve a purpose and the people who work there put forth the effort – sometimes with a snarl but i can let that pass. I’m in the checkout line negotiating a barter arrangement with the cashier; a woman somewhere in her 60’s just trying to make ends meet. A woman I used to work with walks up behind me in line, looks at my food and blurts, “You know if this were [a famous convenience store] you’d get twice as much for half the price.”
Now, true as that may be, I was immediately embarrassed for the woman at the cash register. How is she supposed to deal with that? She’s there busting her butt for a paycheck and here’s this woman yapping away, negating any value for “the cafeteria”. I know she wasn’t attacking the woman personally, or even addressing her at all. But I tend to believe, perhaps naively, that most people like to display a certain a mount of loyalty to the place they work and having some blathering stiff openly tear it up is 1) unnecessary and 2) beyond rude in the manner in which it was vocalized.
How about engaging brain before opening pie hole???