ok. so we all know that after my trip home, there is bound to be a photo-filled "feeling loved" post on the horizon. in a way I feel like this post will help balance out the overly positive stuff. not that I like being negative. there are just a few things that have been bothering me lately, and I feel the need to get them off my chest.
certain kinds of people really bother me. in general, always, they do. but it seems as if they have come out in force these past few days. I know we all make mistakes, I know we are all messed up in our own little ways... but there is a difference between making a mistake or a lapse in judgement and living this way day in and day out. so, true to form, here is a list of people who drive me up the wall:
1. the passer. a person who, when a problem arises, will pass it on to someone else to deal with. if there is another person who can accomplish a task, they will pass it on instead of doing it themselves... no matter how menial the task may be. the passer will also pass on blame when things go wrong, will not take responsibility for their own actions but instead find someone else to take the fall. and if there are no people who can fit the bill, there are always "circumstances". they continually make excuses and cannot even grasp the concept of accountability. and they always try to pass their responsibilities on to someone else.
2. the grammatically lazy. someone who consistently makes grammatical errors and does not fix them. ever. or even think their way is right, since they've been doing it for years. I'm not talking simple sentence structure or missing apostrophes. in today's world there is a different set of standards for communication via text or blogs or facebooking. (clearly, I'm guilty of never capitalizing anything) but what bothers me the most, are people who cannot get these simple things right: your vs you're vs yore, to vs too vs two, heal vs heel, pair vs pear vs pare, their vs there vs they're, it's "themselves"... not "their selves", and missing "d"s from the ends of words (supposeD to, useD to)
3. the hypocrite. I think the dictionary definition really explains this one best:
hyp·o·crite [hip-uh-krit], –noun 1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. 2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, esp. one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.
4. the half-ass. someone who does their work poorly, even if it means they will have to go back and fix it. even if the time it takes to do things right in the first place is less than going back and doing it twice. they are lazy and refuse to put a good effort into anything. small tasks, big tasks, things they do for others, things they do for themselves... all half-ass. they put things off as long as possible, they leave work unfinished, and they have no pride in what they do.
5. the fake nice. a cousin of the suck up and the hypocrite, the fake nice is someone who is overly friendly to you for an unfriendly reason. it could be that this person wants something from you. it could be that they don't want you to know that they don't like you. or even they might just want to seem like a "nice" person to everyone else. but their kindness isn't sincere, and often easy to see through. they make remarks which on the surface seem to be friendly, but really are not to complement or even comment on you or what you do, but to give themselves the upper hand.
alright, negativity over and out. brace yourself for the positive.