In Which I Rant

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

If you've read this blog (or any of my past blogs) then you know that I rant. Frequently. What else is a blog for if not for the occasional rant? I also keep a paper journal in which I keep the rants and babblings that don't belong on the internet, because contrary to popular belief, such things DO exist. Anyway, here I have permission to rant as part of Blog Every Day in May!

Today, while sitting captive in this horrible training, I actually wrote down, "Potential Blog Post: Pet Peeves," and I think that dovetails nicely with today's theme. Most of my rants are about people, and more specifically, they are about people doing dumb things. The rant-du-jour of today was about people who refuse to own up to their mistakes and think that they are victims of life.

Seriously. Here are just a few of the things I've heard that are absolutely infuriating:

- "I failed that class because the professor hated me..."

- "The boss screwed me over and didn't give me that promotion..."

- "I swear, people sit around and think about how to make my life miserable..."

I am not saying that bad things don't happen to people. But no one has ever failed a class because the professor hated them, and if you seriously think that that was the case, then investigate that professor and talk to the judiciary committee at your school. Take control of your situation and DO something. Either don't screw up and fail your class, or investigate the reasons why you did and get it fixed.

If you think you're getting a promotion, make sure that it has gone through before you do something stupid like move to a different state. Maybe your boss did screw you over, but even if he did, you were a moron for moving to a different state (the state where your promotion would have taken you) before the promotion went through. Otherwise, you'll end up commuting 100 miles in each direction and eventually moving back your home state anyway.

If you seriously think that people sit around and think of ways to make you miserable, then you are one of the most self-centered people on the planet because holy crap, you are not that important to anyone except maybe your mother, and she probably wouldn't try to make your life miserable (at least not on purpose). Get fired? I'm sure no one was "out to get you" and that somewhere along the way, you did something that warranted your termination. Didn't get that job you interviewed for? Well, if you've seen the economy since 2007 and you keep applying to jobs that you don't really have the qualifications for, you shouldn't be surprised.

I've definitely said, "I think the universe hates me," but I've never been actually serious, unlike many people I've heard utter these phrases and others like them.

So, all that to say... own your shit, people. Make plans, follow through, be an adult. No one is going to do it for you, and frankly, they shouldn't have to.

See what other people are ranting about over here at the link up...

- A

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