(Originally posted in Fall of 2008…Bringing it back because I’ve seen it happen a lot and I now have new readers whose input will be awesome to lead a discussion. *hint hint*)
Something is wrong?
Oh then it can’t be MY fault. No way. Let me go down the list of people that I can blame…Hell, I’ll even blame nature!
This is our society. Let’s all play the blame game. I’m going to blame:
*That dog crossing the street
*The Starbucks barista
*The customer service rep taking my calls
*My ex-boyfriend’s mother’s boss
*That top 40 song with the explicit lyrics
*The tobacco company
*The dead guy
*Who are YOU going to blame?
What the hell happened to personal responsibility? What happened to making choices and living with the consequences? It’s so much easier to put the blame on others while sitting on our ass and whining.
“No, I don’t have a job yet. I haven’t sent my resume out because come on. All the jobs are going to India ANYWAY. It’s hopeless”
Yesterday, I watched a video about a guy who was being charged for manslaughter because he was street racing. The car that he was racing hit an oncoming car, killing the driver of that car and not surviving the crash. The other racer who survived, and who was on trial had an entire defense based on BLAMING THE DEAD GUY.
“But I didn’t hit the oncoming car. He did. Why are you blaming me?”
Thank goodness our justice system did something right and he was charged. I mean, come on. How can you blame the dead guy? How can THAT be your best defense? He’s dead. He’s been punished enough.
Next time you’re late to work because you’re hungover, go ahead and blame your cat. Or even your next door neighbor who happens to be out of town. It’s his fault you were late to work. He wakes you up in the morning with his loud music when he’s getting ready for work. How can you be held responsible for getting to work on time if he wasn’t there to wake you up?!
God forbid you invest in an alarm clock…
And then…there’s the person who is NEVER in the wrong…and everyone else is OUT TO GET THEM. Their child’s teacher is out to get the kid, which is why the kid is failing his class. Oh no, it’s not because he didn’t do his homework. The cop who pulled her over for speeding is out to get her. It’s not because she was doing 80 in a 45. Everyone ELSE was speeding too! We call this insanity the Conspiracy Theorist. Everything bad that happens to them is because they’re handpicked to be the scapegoat. There is absolutely NO other explanation.
What are YOU guilty of blaming on others? Do you know anyone who’s constantly denying responsibility and finding people to blame (“The conspiracy theorist”)? Do you think that the media is to blame for…well, everything?