There are some people in this world who are just plain ungrateful. This isn’t even a rant about rich kids who take everything for granted - though I’m sure I could rant about that for hours if I really wanted to - but rather people who just don’t seem to understand when they’ve got things easy, and bitch and moan about how difficult their lives are. As a social work graduate, I know there’s a lot more we don’t see that could contribute to how difficult one’s life is, but this isn’t about what’s underneath - this is about what they throw into the public and expect us to sympathize with.
My particular example comes from a Tweet I saw yesterday that read, “My mother expects me to spend four hours sanding down the bath tub…yeah, that’s gonna happen #sarcasm.” The person who wrote this happens to be nearly twenty years old, with a child, and lives at home for free. She REFUSES to finish high school, and REFUSES to get a job. She uses all her government money she receives for the child to buy herself things, and maxes out her credit card continuously. She doesn’t pay any rent or any bills, and then bitches when her mother wants her to do something. I think that if you’re refusing to finish school or make a living, the least you can do is some chores around the house. But no - apparently, her mother is a complete bitch for asking her to do things, because it interferes with the movies she’s trying to watch or baking she’s trying to do. Join the real world, girl - in the real world, we get an education and we work, and at the end of the work day, that’s when we watch movies. If you’re not willing to go out and learn and/or work, then you can at least do something at home for the person who pays your way in life.
I know that I live at home for free too. I don’t pay any rent. I do, however, pay some bills around the house, and I do have a job. I’ve finished college and I work, and at the moment, my boyfriend and I are in the process of looking for an apartment together. It’s not that I can’t afford to move out - I’ve done it once already and my mother begged me to come back home - but rather that I’m apparently wanted at home, though with the attitude of my sister, I doubt that much is true. Either way, at least I’m doing something to help out. Despite the fact that I work and pay bills, I even cleaned the bathroom when my mother asked me to. So why is it you cannot sand the bath tub for your mother, when you’re home all day and doing absolutely nothing to contribute to your household? I just find that she’s taking for granted everything her family does for her, and she’s being incredibly ungrateful about the easiness in which she lives. I know it’s mean to say, but I hope that she gets kicked out someday - I’m sure she won’t because her mother loves her granddaughter too much, but she really needs a dose of reality and to see how she could be living if not for the generosity of her mother.