jusummerhayes

Your word is your bond

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

Or at least it used to be.

These days, it seems to matter not a jot.

I exaggerate of course, but it's so hard to pin someone down — slopey shoulders and all that.

I don't know. Perhaps I'm being too harsh. We're in the middle of a pandemic FFS, everyone is busy and who really cares if a few things slip?

Well, I do.

If you ask me to do something, I do it, and not just because I'm paid to do so.

It's not that I'm putting myself on a lofty pedestal, it's that I know no other way. 

Perhaps another way of putting this is to be more comfortable saying 'no'. In short, don't take on something or commit to something either if you've got no intention of doing it or you don't have the ability or gumption to see it through.

I appreciate, not for the first time, that this post comes out of nowhere — i.e. there's no backstory or even a front-and-centre story — and is more than a little abstract, but I don't think there's anything wrong holding yourself and others to account as otherwise it's the thin edge of the 'I couldn't give a shit [about this or anything else]' wedge. Oh dear god that makes me sound so holier-than-thou, priggish and just a tad pompous, but I can't help the fact that I'm drawn to share one of my pet peeves not just for the record but to enquire in a wider context why it is we think it OK (granted, not always) to accept poor service, shoddy manufacturing or a whole host of other egregious, word-negation behaviour?

Of course, and not for the first time, I could be alone in wanting to adumbrate my chagrin but I don't think so. You only have to ask around, and I'm quite sure you'll find that what we previously took for granted is now the exception.

Anyhow, onwards as I repeatedly say. Onwards.

I've got a busy day ahead and my walk with Alfie awaits. Hopefully, he won't half drown himself this morning.

Blessings❤️, Ju

Photo by Prashant Gupta on Unsplash


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