Friday, December 28, 2007


I'm having one of those days where I am amazed at how entitled people seem to feel. Nothing in particular happened today, it is just kind of a general annoyance to me. People seem to feel like they are more important, more worthy, more in a hurry, more deserving. Whether it be at a Caribou where they should order first, talk louder, deserve the comfy chair, or get their drink faster, or at a restaurant where the server should make everything perfect (which yes, would be great, but it is not ususally the servers fault! they aren't cooking your food), they can spread out and take up lots of room, or they can sit for hours and cause the server to lose a tip from others that could have been sat.

Why is it that people feel so entitled? Is it a new way that we are raising our children? Is it something that schools are teaching? Or parents aren't teaching?

Or are people just getting meaner and more self important? Maybe the whole self esteem push just went a little too far.

I have to say that the blinker thing is my biggest pet peeve while driving. Putting your blinker on means you would like move doesn't mean that I have to let you in or that you can just move over. It is showing an intention to move, a desire. It is not a right! This is what the MN DMV says about signaling:

When you wish to change lanes or make a turn, signal with an approved
signal device to inform other motorists of your intention. Signals are
to be activated at least 100 feet before you make the turn. Continue
signaling until you have completed the turn or lane change.

okay, that is enough of that rant for the day! off to the in-laws to re-do Christmas since Mike was sick!

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