“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that – it’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”
A majority of the snippets that I overhear, especially on my walk back to Union at the end of the day, are complaints, bitchings, groanings, cursings that all have to do with people’s jobs. I usually don’t blog about these because as a rule I find them defeating.
Wasn’t there a time when people were happy to be able to support themselves and their families? Jobs were scarce and if you had one at all - you were THANKFUL!!
Now Susan I know for a fact that you have had some big issues at your place of employment and have griped about it.
Yup, you are correct! I could bitch and complain EVERYDAY about something or other that hadn’t gone the way that I thought it should of……but I don’t.
But you could!
But I don’t.
Well maybe all these people you are overhearing are only doing the “once or twice a year, something really devastating happened to them at work” type of complaining.
Maybe. But I vote Not.
As a society we complain way too much – some would say it is “human nature” to complain. Some would say it is a seasonal thing (Cowboy) – especially in the throws of a Chicago winter– that we get grumpy and tend to complain more.
I say let's try and mix it up for a day – just for one day – DO NOT complain about anything at all.
Zilch. Nothing. Nada. Shutty. Zip it!
Wouldn’t that be nice?
My “no complaining” day starts tomorrow, being today is shot because I am complaining about complaining.