Extra Points For Talking About Extra Points

Daily Prompt: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

thPTEY587AWhat is your least favorite personal quality in others? Extra points for sharing your least favorite personal quality in yourself.

When a person indignantly proclaims there is something or some trait they don’t like it can be guaranteed it is the one most prominent in themselves.

I had a boss who pontificated, “I can’t stand a liar or a thief; where you find one, you’ll find the other.” Five minutes later he was ordering employees to load a truck with high jacked goods to be sold on the black market.

If a person says they hate, as an example, laying it is likely they have experienced it first hand, doling it out like a new father passes out cigars. They know what it does and they don’t want it done to them. It’s like in the case of the people who are most sensitive to criticism directed toward them are most critical of others.

So I won’t offer anything, but I might remark. I don’t like disingenuous empty remarks that can never be carried out. I’m thinking about when you get an assignment to do something and they will add, “extra points” if you do a bit more. “Extra points!” What extra points? Whose in charge of the points anyway? What do they look like? Are they redeemable? Can they be saved and used later? Do they do anything to my average?

Why are you telling me that if you don’t know?

Do you think I’m so stupid that I don’t realize “extra points” really don’t exist? In fact, there aren’t any points at all!

Extra Points

“Okay, men,” the boss said. “The first five guys to meet our quota, ya get extra points. Now let’s get to work.”

“But, sir,” a worker said. “What are the extra points?”

Everyone stopped.

“Yeah, what are the extra points.”

“How come we never got them before?”

“Why just the first five guys?”

“Aren’t we a team?”

The boss held up his hands. “Enough! That’s it, no extra points for anybody.”

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12 comments

  1. And now the Jittery Goat has at last explained to me what these extra points are that I never seem to have found. Do they actually exist, just a figment of the daily prompt character? If I get them today I will let you know.

  2. When a person indignantly proclaims there is something or some trait they don’t like it can be guaranteed it is the one most prominent in themselves.

    How true–look into the mirror, and (if you are honest) you will find that same annoying trait staring back at you. It might be clothed in purple instead of blue; however, you are guilty! Don’t sugar-coat it, or cover it up. Embrace the truth, and make an effort to own your issues; be forgiving of others; it is like a gold braid around the ragged cloth. Love covers a multitude of sins. (Sin is such a politically incorrect term, but I like it.)

Blather away, if you like.

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