I was talking to a close friend about the culture of ungratefulness that seems to be all around us.
What do I mean?
Well….I know so many children and adults who expect everything but put very little in. This can range from: –
Children and young adults inviting their friends over without consulting others about it. Â Is anyone else coming over? Who will make the dinner? Mum will just have to sort it!
My spouse has a laptop. It’s as good as mine. I can use it, move it, take it with me. All without asking!
The calendar shows he’s at home, so I’ll take the car! I don’t own it. It’s a gift and of sentimental value but I don’t need to have a conversation about it.
When I need to buy a property I’ll just get the money off my folks. They have to help me get on the ladder. It’s their duty!
I want to buy these things but I don’t have the money so I’ll ask dad to sub it or get a credit card. Other options include – getting a job, saving or getting a second job. Are these options considered or chosen?
I’m busy. Someone else will stack the dishwasher and empty it! It’s not as big a job as washing up so it’s OK!
I want a baby shower. Someone else will organise it. I’m sure they’ll talk to me and organise it according to my vision! I’ve got too many other things to manage so I can’t put in much time but I will direct!
She’ll wipe up the crumbs from the toast I made. I haven’t got the time.
I want a drink. Within a few hours there are FIVE glasses on the table. All from one person!
New towels are the best! After 7 days there are 13 towels in the laundry basket! 1 for each day I showered and 1 for each time I washed me hair. BUT who washes them all?
Do you see and hear stuff like this?
Is it acceptable?
Is it reasonable?