Okay, soooo. In today’s world, you can never do right, even by doing the RIGHT thing. People shit on you and chew your ass out for making a mistake, but now it is happening for just the opposite. What do I mean by this, you may be pondering? Well, I see it happening to others, and can speak for myself in special instances.
It is nearly impossible to do something that requires going not an extra mile, but an extra centimeter these days, without people finding something to pick at. My latest and greatest example is of course from work. Here’s what happened in a condensed version:
-Young girl and her family approach the front of one of the queue lines on my ride. The young girl is barely standing.
-A worker hands her a cold cup of water. –>Girl immediately vomits it up.
-I dart over to the other side of the platform and have first aid called, tend to the young girl and her family by bringing them over to the side of the ride, sitting her on the bucket next to the garbage, giving her towels with ice water to cool the back of her neck and forehead, kneal at her level, and offer full support and aid and even give the other family members ice water to stay hydrated in the 94degree heat.
-I assist the family with first aid then offer them a ride later in the day when they all feel well enough by going through the exit.
-Another girl soon drops from dehydration immediately after, but that was a quick fix with public safety already there. Moving forward…
-FINALLY! BREAK TIME! 30 minutes of freedom, sitting, and eating! YES!
-I go into the breakroom, get my food tray of yummy loaded nachos, and sit in the only available booth. I notice guests entering our employee place of sweet freedom from stupid guests, and pick up another nacho to num on annoyed.
-20minutes pass. Oh no! Almost time to go back! D: Better finish my food and save my cookie for later
-21 minutes later. I look up and notice a middle-aged women passed out and fully horizontal in one of the booths on the other side of the room with her daughters standing awkwardly with their food trays wondering what to do.
-I look around them quickly to notice that across from them is a group of supervisors enjoying their break and staring at the event unfolding. I also notice an old fart public safety officer gabbing on his cellular device immediately behind the woman paying no nevermind.
-I glare down at my unfinished nachos, take a sip of my lemonade, and say, “do I really have to get up and tend to that women with all of those others just staring and carrying on as if that really isn’t happening? I’m on break too…”
-I get up, get to the family, demand the public safety officer to walkie in first aid, and stay with them until they arrive. There goes my break, but she was more important. Sad to say that isn’t what others thought.
-Later that night I receive a Kennycard for what I did. Basically, it’s a card given by a park supervisor or manager that witnesses someone going above and beyond in guest quality service and gets turned in for a drawing to receive a gift card.
-I happily post that I received the card on Facebook. I wasn’t flaunting in the least, just happy that for once by doing something I’m passionate about (helping others), I received a little appreciation. That is always nice once in a while. The feeling of helping so many people that day was an amazing feeling, and the card was just an added bonus.
That is the order of events. Now, what does this have to do with doing right and being accused of wrong and people always finding negativity in positivity? Well, with that status came comments. Many people “liked” the status, while others felt necessary to bring me down. Instead of saying hey! Way to go! I got, you’re a horrible person because you always bash on people and hate the ghetto scum that greedily sit on their lazy asses while you work hard so you can have your money given to them. What does that even have to do with my story? That person couldn’t even find something wrong with it, so that person chose to find something else to bring me down on.
It amazes me how malicious others can be. If other people aren’t busy figuring out a way to bring others down, then they are doing their best to out do them. [made up, yet realistic example] Hey! I got a B on my math test because I studied super hard since it is my worst subject! [person over hears and steps in] Pssh! I got an A…
What it comes down to is that people only feel good about themselves by making others feel bad about themselves in turn. I witness this on numerous occasions and fall victim to it myself nearly every day.