There’s a platitude been going around Facebook of late, one of those bumper-sticker feel-goodisms which goes: “Be kind to unkind people; they need it most.”
To which I am inclined to say ‘humbug,’ ‘hogwash,’ and ‘balderdash.’
Being kind to unkind people is, to my way of thinking, rewarding assholery. It’s letting cocks dick you over, and it’s not necessary, noble, or rewarding. What, you’re going to turn the other cheek in hopes that the second slap will re-set your dislocated jaw?
To hell with that, I say.
I have no intention of wasting on the undeserving what little good will for humanity I can dredge up on any given occasion. I’d rather spend my energy and time on people who fucking deserve it. People I like. People who like me in return. People whom I respect, admire, and enjoy spending time around.
I simply cannot understand soliciting people who are jerks. When somebody’s rotten to me, be it at work, in the general public, or in my personal life, I hustle to get them away from me. Wrap up your business and take it elsewhere; I don’t have the time or patience to be treated like shit. Why would it be a virtue to try to pander to someone who’s just going to behave badly toward you? I seriously don’t get it.