My blog has been too fluffy lately. It's time for me to deal with a big issue again, as I used to do long ago. So allow me to be serious for one post. Don't worry, I'll be punny again some time later.
You know what really bugs me? People who think that they are owed stuff. If it is a true debt, fine. Otherwise, you can't make people do stuff for you or give you money. Get a life; get a job; whatever it takes to earn what you "deserve".
What's worse is the emotional games that these "entitled" people play (probably thinking it's perfectly legit) in order to get what they want. They use passive agressive language, guilt trips, provocative rhetoric, pretending to be something they're not, condemning their target for being a coward, or whatever it takes. They'll try to make you feel terrible about doing absolutely nothing. If you ask me, doing nothing is, by definition, doing nothing wrong.
Why is this egregious behavior so popular? People try to bilk others because it works on so many people. Our culture seems to encourage a sense of emotional debt to others. We can see the consequences of our emotional dependency epidemic on today's talk shows and reality television. I can't stand watching these shows, because it is among the character flaws that bother me the most.