Tuesday, December 9, 2008

In the supermarket was a man pushing a cart which contained a screaming, bellowing baby. The gentleman kept repeating softly, "Don't get excited, Albert; don't scream, Albert; don't yell, Albert; keep calm, Albert."

A woman standing next to him said, "You certainly are to be commended for trying to soothe your son Albert."

The man looked at her and said, "Lady, I'm Albert."

Are you Albert today? I know I am.

Here is what got me so riled: there are two kinds of people in the world - those who assume everyone else will do the work and those who assume if they don't do the work no-one will.

I am of the second kind. Unfortunately for me I am proved right far too often. Fortunately for me I still have my work ethic and pride in a job well done.

Which one are you?


StefRobrts said...

Depends on what it is. I dive in and do work when necessary, but I've found there are a lot of things that get done just fine without me. Otherwise I end up over-committing myself and doing a half-a$$ed job on everything. So I try to carefully choose what I will do and then commit to it fully.

Goofy said...

(HUGS!) This ties in with that one blog of mine- "Somebody ELSE will do it!"
I hear ya, tho. Most days I feel like I'm "Somebody ELSE".

Amy said...

Oh boy - I know what this is about. ;)

It probably goes without saying, but I am definitely the latter. This is why I always end up with more on my plate than I feel I can handle (sanely).