Monday, August 28, 2006

Of Respect and Prerogative(s)........

Sometimes I wonder how much does it cost someone to SMILE and say GOOD MORNING to his fellow human beings? what does it cost? respect, humility, money? Very sad to say that such persons do exists and sometimes....just sometimes they do become a bane to a conductive enviroment ( be it at home or in the office ).

Hey,I know that it is each and every individuals' prerogative to greet or not to greet but what the hell! doesn't do anyone good if he/she comes into the office looking like a sex deprived maniac or looking like someone who has a leech up their arse to bloody open up their cavity medically termed as "mouth". Anyway, as my blog says....2 every1 his/her own! Just go be stupid elsewhere!

Some people might purposely look that way to earn the RESPECT of his/her peers but do they ever stop to think that people might just hate to see their faces looking like shit every morning? For me respect is EARNED and not otherwise. I have seen a lot of pansies sucking up to their superiors just to get certain benefits but it is of course again their prerogative. Even family members have been seen sucking up to richer counterparts just to get some handouts but hey, it is again their prerogative. I am very glad that my parents brought me up the way I am, I don't beg, borrow and do any sucking up. I might not be the guy that everyone likes but what the hell, there is only one me...I just have to accept the fact that some people might like me and some people might dislike me....but hey, to every1 his/her own right?

Anyway, as I have said, RESPECT HAVE TO BE EARNED and it does not come automatically with any position ( BULLSHIT!!!! ). Superiors might be superiors, people might just tolerate them NOT respect...those are 2 different things. Out of respect, individuals will die for any registered body that they are attached to but toleration gets the coporation nowhere.

Seriously hoping that individuals who thinks they can get respect just by looking stern or looking like somebody close has just passed away, will take 1 minute off their worthless time every morning to look in the mirror and ponder if their papas/mamas would like them looking like donkey crap.

By the way dudes and dudettes, let me end this with a SMILE and a shout of GOOOOOOOOD MORNING VIETNAAAAAAAM!!!!!!

16 comments:

marsha said...

Some people think that not smiling is maybe more authoritative looking. But actually when you explore proper communication methods, it's more effective when one is approachable, friendly and likeable BUT firm and decisive.

not smiling does NOT bring results if one thinks that it does.

arSH said...

Some people's naturally charactor:
Don't expect mustache man smile, very irritating. You will run if he does.

Jamie said...

***Marsha...I totally agree with u sis.

****arsh....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! true,so true!!!!

Blunt said...

Agreed...but, sometimes no matter how u smile with him/her or make him/her smile, still, they won't smile with u. Anyway, that is personal character, we can't do much about its.....

On the other way, sometimes the people always smile with u and always make noise and talk a lot of stupid matters around u, but, we have no 'mood' smile with them....too bad...

Jamie said...

Spot on Blunt! but the term "mood" is very ambigous. anyway, just smile at people that you have the "mood" to smile with....maybe people feel the same about you that you feel about them....the notion makes one kinda sick huh?

ThreadBare said...

people can smile in front of you but can still stab you in the back, i am not saying that everyone that doesn't smile in front of you will not stab you in the back but.....if they are born like that what to do ? upbringing like that what to do ? anyway thats my 1 cents opinion....for me personally it is very difficult to force a smile when i am feeling shitty (which by the way is what i feel almost everyday)...

Jamie said...

***ThreadBare:- I feel shitty everyday too :-)

Lampard said...

May be some ppl got a bad breath, or teeth very ugly, not everybody charactor like dwight yorke,can smile everyday, although kena hentam lamparD

less smile said...

i totally agree with threatbare.. many people smile coz they want to get something from u but can stab on u anytime. a sincere smile is a rare comodity nowadays. i know some are stern looking and rarely smile but actually helpful and kind when is approached.

Anonymous said...

if u feel shitty everyday, better leave the job. u will be relieved and believe me, many of ur colleagues will be relieved, too! Do them a favor please...

Storm said...

Hmmm....honestly...I don smile that much....If it causes some rudeness then i apologize for it....Well...u can say it's personality problem...In my place, a simple nod of the head or maybe a simple eye contact is all that is enough....(maybe with a little smile, but not too exaggerating) Maybe in the working environment, we need more than that...
I do agree respect should be earned...That is the upmost truth...from my point of view...

Jamie said...

***Anonymous - thank you for your advise but feeling shitty doesn't mean transferring it to everybody around you.

***Storm - hey! there is nothing to apologise here ( web world ) but thanks for your comments from the heart.

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Anonymous said...

sometime people's smile just not pretty enough to show to you, the only way is to stop smiling so they wouldn't ugly ;)

cutebanana said...

come to think of it. even if you are in a bad mood, you can still force a smile, although an insincere one at that. but it's still a smile right ?, if that is what we are all talking about.

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