I have come to the conclusion, supported by years and years of experience, that it is easier to have a toddler help make dinner than it is to get adults to do the bare minimum of what you expect them to do.
Is it that my expectations are too high? Why, yes, I believe they must be. What exactly am I expecting these adults to do? Just. What. They. Said. They. Would. Do.
Be it a colleague or a relative I've loaned money to or a client or a sub-contractor or a politician or a fellow parent of a middle schooler, it matters not.
It freakin' boggles my mind. But you know what boggles my mind the most? That I keep being surprised at the simple failure of the vast majority of people to just do it. Just effin' do it.
No, L. and K., this has nothing to do with you. Anyone else who might be reading too much into it? Yeah, maybe it's about you. [And, no, I specifically did not note "a husband" or "a child" because it's not about them.]
Good freakin' night, crazy people.