It’s been a while since I have stood up on my soapbox, grabbed a mic and put people on notice. I have had this one brewing for a long while so it is time for yet another combination Public Service Announcement and Grinds My Gears segment.
*Steps up to mic, taps and tests for sound*
Excuse me, Excuse me. Can I have your attention please? This isn’t directed at anyone in particular but if this PSA/Grinds My Gears segment hits home for you then maybe, just maybe, you need to do a self-examination.
If you know that your word ain’t sh@# stop telling folks that you are going to do stuff!! You know good and full well that you have absolutely no intention of doing/saying/giving/writing (insert any verb you like here) what you have promised. Yet you have the unmitigated gall to tell/text/Facebook Message/Yahoo Message/Instant Message/smoke signal/Bat Signal people things that you say you will do, and then get offended and all huffy when they ask you why you didn’t do it! (This is of course after the deadline that YOU said you would fulfill this “promise” in has long since passed from annoying into that awkward I’m-not-sure-if-I-should-say-anything phase).
Now, I’m not referring to if you promise or say that you will do something and you forget due to work, school or just life in general. This is for those of you who on a consistent basis say that you will do something and just flat out don’t do it, and you KNOW you won’t do it.
You know your word ain’t sh@#!
And because we care for you, we, your adoring public, keep giving you the benefit of the doubt and delude ourselves by saying, “Maybe this time will be different”. What adds insult to injury is that we normally don’t even ask you for anything (usually because that little voice in our head tells us that it is stupid to do so), you volunteer to do things!!
Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! We will respect you more if you just keep your mouth shut. Don’t volunteer for stuff, don’t promise you will (*insert action verb here*), don’t say that you’ll be at… (*insert location here*). We are tired of your bs, your excuses, and your funky attitude when you are called on the carpet. Folks are just going to stop fooling with you altogether if you don’t cut it out!
*Kicks over mic stand and exits stage left*