Where’s all the Decency?
I have concerns for future generations. I have concerns for the state of public schools, people’s integrity, and just plain decency.
I got a ticket from the City on Friday for my trash cans. I have my trash cans and recycling on the side of my house kind of towards the front, but apparently there’s an ordinance in our city that trash cans need to be behind a fence and out of sight of the street. #First WorldProblems
Okay, first of all, a neighbor called the City and reported me, hence the ticket. Second, I had no idea that was a rule. And listen, I work from home three days a week so I’m here almost all the time and I was even here Friday when I got the ticket. I didn’t know I got the ticket though because the person from the City just taped it to my door and didn’t knock or anything.
Here’s what I wish would have happened…..here’s what I think is the DECENT thing:
From anonymous neighbor/City ticket giver: *knock, knock* Hey, Christyd4, did you know there’s an ordinance in this city that you must have your trash cans and recycling in the backyard?
Me: Really? I had no idea! I need to move mine before I get a ticket. Thanks so much for letting me know.
Look how easy that was. Decency, courtesy, neighborliness (?), helpfulness. All things that were not in play last week.
Tenderheart is in the 7th grade. Last Friday some girl stole her cell phone. Now, of course, Tenderheart was completely at fault because she put her cell phone on top of her coat on the playground and went to play basketball. In a perfect world where there’s decency and integrity, the girl who took her cell phone would walk it to her 10 feet away on the basketball court and make sure someone else didn’t take it. What this little girl did was put it in her pocket.
One of Tenderheart’s friends saw that the original girl had it and got it back for her but that was after Tenderheart called me bawling. Tenderheart confronted the girl, where she proceeded to laugh at her and say she was just kidding. Just kidding? WTF, Where’s The Funny? I told Tenderheart that she needs to go to the office, but she doesn’t want to start drama. I don’t want her to be a doormat, I actually want her to stop being a doormat because she tends to let people walk all over her without standing up for herself.
So, listen, everyone, let’s go to Sam’s Club and pick up a huge pack of decency with a side of courtesy and remember that we’re all on this planet together.