*gets up on to soapbox*
I get so frustrated with people who feel entitled, namely those who feel like they can avoid the rules and still get what they need or want. But, I get even more frustrated by people who allow it to happen.
For example, let’s say you have an event where anyone is entitled to free tickets. FREE TICKETS, okay?! All you have to do is show up by a certain day and ask for them. They’ll be handed over post haste and you are off to the event, free of charge. Now, after that day, you can’t get these tickets any more. They’ll be unavailable. Except that you are apparently one of the chosen ones and you desperately call looking for tickets up to the hour of the event. You should not be allowed to get tickets. You should have to wait at the door just like other people and hope that there’s an open spot. You missed the cutoff and, therefore, you should be penalized. But you’re not. Why?! Because there are other people who are so afraid or concerned that you’ll be angry or disappointed that they bow and scrape in the hopes of not offending. They go out of their way to accomodate your laziness and apathy. Those people should grow some cojones and kick your shit to the curb. But they don’t and that pisses me off too.
Entitlement is becoming more and more the American fashion because we’ve been getting away with it for far too long. And I’m not just talking politically or economically or what not…I’m talking about socially. Socially we’ve become an irresponsible party and I’m tired of it. Plus, I’m probably not immune. I can’t think of any examples right off the top of my head, but I’m sure that I’ve been guilty of the very thing that I’m railing against this morning. So it stops now. We’re not entitled to anything. We should have to work and earn everything and not just expect to show up and have it handed to us.
*gets down off soapbox*
See you in the funny papers!