I know I am not the best judge of character all the time. I would love to give people the benefit of the doubt. Lately here most of these people are tossing my confidence over a proverbial cliff. I have no idea what is wrong with everyone these days, and maybe it is just me. When I was young I was taught to appreciate everything I was given. Nothing was to be expected, give thanks for all you got. I do not see that nowadays. All I see now is, gimme more, gimme more, gimme more. When someone gave me something out of the kindness of their heart I did then and do now appreciate it. When I give things to people Most of them just seem to want more. Where is the appreciation for something you didn’t expect? What happened to thank-you?
Maybe I should explain a little here. You see I volunteer to run the snack bar for the local Pop Warner league. One of the things I do is take buckets of licorice and/or gummie worms and bag them into sell-able size packages. and many times I end up with a few extra. If there is a child hanging around chatting me up because he/she is bored, or cold, or whatever….I will give them the extras. What the heck. The problem then arises when instead of appreciating the gift they ask what else they can have for free.
Then that leads me to the people I work with. Well…some of them anyway. They too like to see how much they can get out of me, and a few others just so they can have an easier day. And in some cases take all the credit. It just chaps my hide (trying to keep it G rated here)when I do more work in one day than some do in two. Yet they have no problem acting like they are over worked. I do not mind helping others out with their work load. When they come to expect it I get a little miffed.
I must go back to my last blog and wonder if it is just a home environment that is not filled with any discipline. I don’t know I hate to think I have to resort to not being me and shut up my true self. I like giving even little things that make people smile. But if they are going to take advantage of my kindness I can shut it off.
going to make this part of my talk tomorrow on the radio show blogtalkradio/ramblinman. you are more than welcome to join me in the chat. To do so you can call me at (646)378-1042. I will be on air stating at 9:30am PST. Thursday 10/24.