Sometimes when I am out and about, I hear things (yes, would be the taboo – eavesdropping) and just kind of sigh, thinking to myself, what a bunch of self-deserving idiots this world has become. Some will blame society, others will blame the parents and others believe that there is just no reasonable excuse. I on the other hand somewhat grasp all of the above, but mostly believe it is the individual themselves. I mean really, at what point and who in their right mind would want to try eating Tide Pods? Who in the hell sits there and wonders how it feels to snort a damn condom and then does it? A few years back I figured the younger generation had lost their minds when they started crushing up Smarties to snort. Now I realize they are just f*n idiots.
I guess my rant is all about who believes they are ‘owed’ something. The conversation I overheard had to do with this guy who believes he is entitled to his wife making him lunch everyday for work, even if it means she has to stay up late the night before or get up early the morning of. During the conversation he was complaining about how she makes their kids lunches but doesn’t bother to make him one.
Okay, yes, I can see a little bit of his point, but then again, how many times does he cook dinner for them, bathe the children, attend their school events or even better yet, make her a sandwich or pack a lunch for his own kids?
Perhaps if he stepped back into the role of being a compassionate person, he would see that perhaps ‘they’ are a couple with children, not just her.
Sometimes you just have to stop what you’re doing day in and day out and shake it up a bit. It doesn’t have to be some huge grand gesture, even the smallest amount of kindness or compassion is highly noticeable.
During my last trip back home, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the rebuilding of homes were underway and that the residents who just 8 months ago were fleeing for their lives have the love and courage to return. Even the ex is starting the process of rebuilding. Hopefully in time everyone who lost something will be able to move on with their lives, cherishing every moment as if it were their last. As for the old corporate house, it is my understanding that the company sold the lot and either purchased a property closer to the office or are in the market for finding one. As for the office itself, I know the place was gutted, restoration crews came in and did their thing to remove any reminders of what had happened and should be fully staffed again.
As for me, yes, I do miss my old job, the company, the co-workers, but like everyone else, there does come a time when you have to move forward in life. Looking back isn’t so bad, as long as you don’t remain there, as if in neutral. I do have contact with several of my co-workers and we always find time to hang out, grab lunch or just chat on the phone. Perhaps in a few weeks one of them will be making the transition to a new company, hopefully mine, would be awesome, but that of course is still in the recruitment phase…. fingers crossed, fingers crossed.