Yes, technically a day late, but as of now no-one has wrestled
I thought in this holiday season full of joy and wonder and gratitude and good will towards men and all things sparkly and glowing, it might be nice to interject some good old fashioned bitterness and disappointment and jadedness. To that end, let's all do some airing of grievances! I'll start:
I'm sick of the overuse and misuse of the word "deserve." There is an radio commercial that runs on local radio stations by some Bankruptcy Lawyers that repeatedly state, "Get the credit you deserve." Ummmmmm...I think they have the credit they deserve. They deserve to have sucky credit because they spent more than they earned...maxed out their credit cards and lived beyond their means. That's the credit they deserve. I should know, I have the credit I deserve and it isn't pretty.
Maybe it's because of the holiday season in combination with the election cycle, but I can't seem to turn around without hearing about something someone deserves.
"Get her the diamond she deserves."
"You deserve higher wages!"
"You deserve to drive in luxury!"
"We deserve it!"
"You deserve MORE!"
"You deserve BETTER!"
If everyone deserves everything isn't that the same thing as saying no-one deserves anything?
Sshhhhh...go ahead, take a break from your holiday optimism and air your grievances here. You deserve it!