BREAKING NEWS: NOBODY OWES YOU SHIT!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but someone had to say it. We've created a society that thrives on entitlement and a desperate need for recognition, and it's getting us absolutely nowhere. A couple of months ago, I was forced to watch a live-stream video of my little cousin graduating from school. "Man, what a gigantic douche this guy must be." You didn't let me finish, he was graduating from the 8th grade... They had a cap and gown ceremony and everything. The only thing I got when I finished 8th grade was a stern reminder that "My half-assed, cliff-noted book reports weren't going to fly with my high school teachers." It's funny because they did, and I got the same speeches about the college professors I would have. The jokes on them, I didn't go to college. (Edit from Yanne: * Joke's)
The military has Equal Opportunity Officers that ensure everyone gets a fair chance in their respective work centers. That's the busiest office on an Aircraft Carrier. Well, right up there with the Legal office. Apparently, it's a round-the-clock job making sure people in the Navy aren't getting their feelings hurt. It's the busiest time of year right after Rank Promotion Ceremonies, go figure.
So, buck up, people. Life isn't fair, and it damn sure doesn't care about your feelings. The sooner we can all come to terms with this, the better off we will all be. If not, I want all the participation trophies I'm entitled to for carrying my little league teams through the playoffs every year.
Happy Labor Day,
Steven (P.S. This shit is made from metallic gold, so we have that going for us.)