Dear Diary …
“Remind me” … I hate that phrase.
And time somebody says “oh remind me to” … it doesn’t matter what “to” is anymore … I’m instantly furious with them.
Because what this person has managed to successfully do is eliminate any kind of responsibility or accountability on their end. Now … when they “forget” … they can simply say “Well I asked you to remind me!”
So here’s my question … who reminds ME to remind you? Why am I somehow the rememberer of all things, and yet you can blissfully wander thru life and do nothing until somebody “reminds” you?
I mean … if only we all had some sort of device. One that was small enough to fit in our hand … and it was sort of like a phone … but it also had way more features than a regular phone. Like we could call it a “smartphone” and it could have a way of reminding us of things when we needed to be reminded of them.
Oh wait … we have that? Well I’ll be darned!
So yeah … this is me saying … I ain’t your Siri … have her to do it for you!
Same goes for anybody who says … and this is a popular one at work … “well just let me know what you need and I’m happy to help.”
Let me translate to you what that actually means … It means, “I’m going to sit here and do nothing until you ask me to do something. Then I’ll do it so it looks like I’m a good worker and stuff, but as soon as it’s done I will go back to doing nothing again.”
You want me to let you know what I need? I need you to … on your own … figure out what needs to be done … and then you just … oh I don’t know … DO IT! No waiting around for me to tell you, no acting like you’re too dumb to figure it out on your own. Just … DO!
Kids in particular have perfected this one too, but they will do absolutely nothing unless you remind them Then … when you remind them … they reply, “I know!” in the snootiest and most attitude filled way.
“I was going to do it!”
No you weren’t ya liar! You were gonna wait for me to say something, then make me feel like a idiot for even asking in the first place. (And yes I'm jealous that they've figured it out.)
Till next time Diary … I say … Goodbye