17 July 2021

Blame

I got caught speeding on the motorway... Why do car manufacturers produce cars that can comfortably  travel at 100 mph?

I slipped over on an icy pavement... Why didn't the local council spread grit there?

I was late for my appointment... I knew it should have been scheduled for a later time.

My instant barbecue caused a small woodland fire... I didn't see any warning signs at the picnic site and besides who left all those dry pine needles lying around?

The doctor told me I have got lung cancer... The British American Tobacco Company knew about the carcinogenic dangers of smoking their products long, long ago. 

I was outed for posting comments about black English footballers online... It's not my fault that social media providers don't vet respondents properly - they are just asking for trouble. 

I was charged for storming The Capitol Building... President Trump had called for a response so as an American patriot it was like I was obeying his command.

I lost the presidential election.... The vote was rigged.

16 comments:

  1. People seem to have a difficult time take responsibility for their actions. I have a coworker who will never admit when she has effed up. She just blinks and moves on, sometimes she blames others.

    If I make a mistake I own it. It's difficult and uncomfortable but it's what we need to do.

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    1. I worked with several people who seemed incapable of ever owning up to their mistakes or saying "Sorry" and meaning it. But that was never me.

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  2. Exactly! I got sunburnt. Why were there no warning signs that the sun was shining?

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    1. Precisely! Health and Safety should stick a big warning label on the sun.

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  3. Those people are infuriating.

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    1. They are always looking for a get out clause.

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  4. A dear friend and I had a discussion just last evening on how accountability seems to have been replaced with entitlement.

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    1. That's a good way of putting it Liberty Belle.

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  5. This behavior is wearisome but even worse are all the breathless conspiracy nuts.

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    1. Oh those conspiracy nuts! They think they have access to superior knowledge and insights. We have them in Britain too.

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    2. And in Greece. The astonishing bit is the well educated and professionsl people who adhere to some of what could be described objectively as completely whacky fantasy. Where do they get their source material? And why do they buy that as more reliable than main stream news for example?

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  6. Why are you depressing me with this blog post? You should have warned me.

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    1. Sorry Andrew. I know you are a sensitive soul.

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  7. Nonsense, if we didn't have people who managed to shrug off responsibility, or refused to admit to mistakes, we'd never have any politicians!

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  8. All we seem to hear about these days is - "My rights - My rights" - people seem to have forgotten that the other part of the equation is "Your responsibilities - Your responsibilities"!!!!!

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  9. And on the other hand, there are those of us who blame ourselves for everything in the world.

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