Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sh*t List

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I'm a great believer in helping out a friend when in need. I like to lend a helping hand, not only because it's the nice thing to do or from the altruistic point of view but also because of all those warm fuzzies that you get in your toes. However, there are a few people that have managed to get on my sh*t list-- mainly for ingratitude.

Hey, I'm not asking for a pound of flesh here. Just an acknowledgment that I did help you out and you are grateful. Especially when I go out of my way to help you when I could have said no. Especially when I told you I had plans for tonight. Especially when your carelessness ends up costing me an hour of Alias (y'all know how I am about Alias!). A quick, "Thanks a million," would work wonders for my morale and make me even want to bend over more next time.

However, if you are too high & mighty to even say thank you and then expect me to leap to your aid every time you need something (which in this particular case is every damn minute) then you are soooo dreaming. Might wanna appoint yourself president in your dreams as well, because there is no way in heaven that you will ever get off the sh*t list.

*end rant*

1 comment:

NML said...

Oh dear.... Good rant though!