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. 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?