|Makes me wonder|
Every day that I leave the apartment, I get to witness how our society has just stopped trying. Get on the bus and you'll see someone who acts like they have never gotten on public transportation. Yes, you have to pay a fare and those gigantic machines on the sidewalk that everyone else used is where you pay it. You really should have asked the people standing around. Not just feigned knowledge of what the fuck you are doing.
Go to work and you'll meet people who would rather watch you make a mistake than help you. I used to think that it was because people were being malicious. Now I think it's because they just really don't know and have not taken the time to try to know.
I worked a gig last night where I asked the guy next to me if he had done the task I was doing. I told him it was my first time working with this company. He told me I was fine the way I was doing it. After getting half way through the task, the lead chef told me I was doing it wrong and had to fix it. Luckily I could. Seriously? Why didn't the guy next to me, who supposedly had done all of this, correct me? I just felt he was not trying. And it was obvious throughout the night when I would work on 4 different appetizers while he worked on one. ONE!
I'm not sure what not trying does. People don't try to find out anything anymore. People don't try to fix problems anymore. People don't try to help others anymore. Is it fear of failure? Is it fear of being considered ignorant? Is it fear of being rebuked?
I'm trying to understand this all. But maybe that's the problem. I'm trying. Later.
Labels: Effort, Irritation