Wednesday, May 13, 2009

People Stump Me


I've been walking this Earth for 47 years now, and people & the things they do continue to baffle me.

I like to think I operate from a position of honesty and ethics. I also like to think I have garnered at least some wisdom and insight during this life. But I still get gut-punched and sideswiped by others. There are folks and institutions that throw all common sense out the window and function from a short-sighted position.

I still get cracked in the head and suffer the injury, when I never saw the bus coming. Rules are followed and good choices can be made, and I still suffer the kick in the kiester anyway. You can do your flat-out best, and still get yourself a new one torn. I can be as flexible and giving as possible, and there will always be that one person who can't stand my presence and the fact that I stand there breathing is enough to set them off. I can be gracious, honest, and forthright and still get screwed over by a human-owned company.

You humans, you're a piece of work.

9 comments:

Megs said...

Oh - I hear ya! It's been one of those weeks!

Bubs said...

Humans--can't live with em, can't stuff em in a sack.

I don't know what's worse--the knowledge that someone is trying to mess with your life, or that it just happens at random, for no reason.

themom said...

When things are good - I am a happy camper. But then there are times that the humans just have a hat-on for anyone and everything, and I get caught in the middle. So much for being brought up right!

Shan said...

That is exactly how I felt last summer when the former director of Julia's preschool actively deceived the entire Board of Directors, suddenly resigned right before school was to start leaving us in the lurch at the last minute, negotiated for and accepted an in-advance paycheck for work still to be done before her departure and then took the money without doing the work, and skipped the 2 last work meetings she was supposed to (and was paid to) attend to pass on her duties and train the new director.

I still shake my head over what some people think is OK to do.

Oops, sorry, this wasn't supposed to be all about ME, was it? ;) Sorry to hear you're having a hard time!!!

Churlita said...

That is definitely a universal truth. People are baffling. I hope whatever is going on gets better soon.

Sheleta said...

Girl the humans are something else, ain't they? I tell you what, if they're looking for someone to test out life on Mars, send me there. Cause one more year with these humans and I'm going postal! There will be at least three less folks working at my job than when I started here. And they won't die of old age!!!

Lisa said...

Yeah. I've had days, weeks, months like that.

FranIAm said...

Do I need to go kick someone's butt for you???

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing.......

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