2012-12-30 – I just read an article about a woman who was called fat by a valet parker and made such a stink about it that the parking company gave her a year’s worth of valet parking and a complimentary dinner at a swank restaurant. That wasn’t enough for her. She wanted the kid who make the remark fired. The company didn’t know which of its employees had spoken the truth.
Now, I don’t think kids should be calling people fat. But we’re not talking a bullying situation here. The remark was written on the valet ticket as identification. It was not meant to be seen by anyone. But the woman felt entitled to huge compensation and entitled to get the kid fired.
We’re all so friggin’ entitled.
As Republicans point out, we feel entitled to Social Security, Medicare, and now Obamacare. And we’re entitled to abortions. As Democrats point out, our corporations feel entitled to buy politician and feed at the government trough. And we’re all entitled to our guns.
Here’s the thing. If we’re entitled to get all these things, someone’s got to give them to us.
No one’s very happy with that part of the equation.
Fifty-two years ago, John Kennedy said the following in his inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” Seems to me that people are doing a whole lot of asking what their country can do for them and very little to contribute back.
It’s only right, because we’re all so friggin’ entitled.
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