Just want to say welcome to all the new followers. Just two more and we hit 100!
When we do (depending on when this happens), we're going to do things a little differently from the usual.
Firstly, you can ask me any questions and I'll try my best to answer them honestly. But please keep it clean. It feels silly to write this, since if you joined this blog, you must have impeccable taste. ;-P
Then I will hold a draw where the winner can pick the topic for a blog post.
And... I will use the 100th follower's name as a character in a short story or poem or some other form of creative writing.
If you have any other suggestions for what else we can do to celebrate, please leave me a comment. :-)
On to the post... (I'm going to try to keep it calm and civilized, but be warned that my fuse has been lit... and that it isn't exactly long.)
Today I'm feeling a little upset with humanity.
Actually, forget a little. I'm pretty ticked off with humanity.
The sad thing is that this has not been triggered by the fact that some South African Veterinarians have been largely responsible for the spate of rhino poaching. Or the fact that in certain African countries, Albino humans are forced to live in hiding because they are hunted for body parts. (I kid you not.)
These things always make me wonder about this topic, but they weren't what raised my ire.
I am upset, because I was forced to join a group, otherwise I can't hand in the group project. Incedentally, if I ever meet the person that instated group projects in the afterlife, he's going to suffer and eternity. After all... I'm creative. And I'm going to have a LOT of time...
Anyway... Said group took my details and said they would contact me a few days later. I didn't take theirs because of the fact that a) I had no cell phone b) by some evil twist of fate I had nothing to write on/with c) He was going to contact me so I could just reply.
It is now a month later, and due date is next week. Think I'm going to be contacted? Doubtful highly doubtful. Very likely they bumped into a buddy that needed a group and decided to shift me out.
This does not upset me as much as the fact that they didn't bother to let me know.
When I raged about this to my room mate last night, she commented that I should have prepared for this, since it's much easier to replace one person than an entire group. But I think she misses the point.
That bastard (and I apologize to all other bastards for the insult) could still have taken me into account enough to let me know. I would have done it. I can't see why other people are incapable of a little bit of common courtesy.
If you think I'm over-reacting, think again. Last year I failed a subject because half the group decided to leave an entire term before hand-in of a massive project and kindly informed us of this only a week before the due date.
Then there are other things like people thinking that ethics can ever replace morality.
That it's very clever to not have promises written on paper because then they can back out of it.
That it's OK to be disrespectful to other people as long as they are beneath their station.
And on... And on... And on...
At what stage did humanity lose its sense of honor? When did our word lose its worth? Why can someone do anything they like as long as they are not the one being disadvantaged? When did people become such hypocrites?