I am a rock. Asking for help just isn’t something that crosses my mind. My Husband feels strongly that when you get yourself into a situation that you should find your own way out and not badger God with a whole bunch of “help me prayers”. I’m beginning to agree with him.
I was standing in my Mother’s front yard watering her plants when a sloppily dressed young man walking by was having a loud conversation on his cell phone. He was at least 20 feet away from me so I have to assume he wanted me to know his business. Since he gave it so freely I assume he also wanted me to bust him out on my blog. It’s the new math according to Deanna.
Anyway, Mr. Slob was moseying along slowly while wearing baggy shorts that bunched at his knees. I’m pretty sure his t-shirt was chosen from a wadded up pile in the floor. Mr. Slob was walking to the tobacco store to purchase expensive cigarettes while shouting his financial woes into his cell phone. It appears that Mr. Slob was walking because his truck had broken down again. This was the last straw for Mr. Slob. He was no longer going to put up with a substandard vehicle and he intended to do something about his situation today. At this point I’m thinking “Good for you Mr. Slob. You’re going to stand up and take action!” Ah….I thought too soon. Mr. Slob’s grand plan was to harass three particular people in his life until they provided him with the financial means that he required. He was fed up with living this way and he wasn’t going to take it anymore.
The entitlement mentality strikes again. It seems to run rampant in this country. This is what happens to kids that are given participation trophies. Suck it up Buttercup. Not everyone wins. Try harder. Work harder.
I am a rock. I do believe in me and I will do all that is necessary to provide my own means. I will not ask someone to give me a hand if I can get it myself. I will not cry and whine when I screw up. I will own my mistakes and move forward. I will not blame the world for decisions I have made. I have two arms, two legs and a brain. I intend to use them.