Thursday, January 15, 2009

How Low Can My Expectations Go?

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.


Maggie May said...

ah i'm sorry. that's a frustrating thing, when the adults in your world are being flaky.

D... said...

I am sorry. It stinks.

I often wonder if my expectations are too high. It seems that people are always disappointing me. I need to learn that not everyone is going to react the same way that I would. Wonder when I will?

I hope the people who are causing you frustration straighten up!

Tara R. said...

Amen sista!

CP said...

I'm right there with you. I was really struggling with this issue back about November- I believe 90% of my tweets were about this. If it helps at all, you are not alone.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Blog on, sister. Blog on! It is shocking how little responsibility grown adults will take for their own actions. Gah!


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