Some of the folks at work had their schedule changed last week. There are accommodations made for family events and plans that you plunked down real money for, but the expectation is that you suck it up and do your job. A couple of the staff protested: “It’s not fair! We have plans! But then I can’t work out at the gym with my best friend!” I have a daughter who pulls the “that’s not fair” card at the drop of a hat.
We’ll see if it works as well for these folk as it does for my daughter. (Hint, it doesn’t.)
On a similar note, I watched an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee today. I forget who Seinfeld was with – I mostly watch the show for the cars and philosophy and coffee – but the guy said he can’t believe his wife agreed to marry him. He was giving her a sideways compliment, but Seinfeld cut him off instantly. “No way, man,” he said. “Everybody is crappy. Life is crappy. You grow old, and you die. That’s how it works. I don’t buy it. Your life is just you and your wife trying to grow old together.”
I think what Seinfeld was saying is that life is never fair. Suck it up and get to work.
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