Monday, August 4, 2014

White Lady Can't Wait

White 40- or 50-something lady at the doctor's office this morning had apparently been waiting for an excruciating 30 minutes, and made clear to the nurse/receptionist trying to help her that she didn't appreciate that other people who'd arrived after her had been called up before her. She added, "My time is just as valuable as anyone else's" but all I heard was "You should pay attention to me NOW, because my time is actually more valuable than anyone else's, precisely because it is MINE. And, I am not accustomed to having to wait."

I'm just sitting there, pretending not to listen, thinking And?? Everyone has to wait their turn, do they not? For me it wasn't so much what she said, but the attitude she had when she said it. Like she'd been wronged and not only did everyone need to hear about it, but we all owed her something because of it. Lord have mercy. Sense of entitlement much? It's a really real thing, y'all.

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