The Bus, Let Me Show You It...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
...so I can throw you beneath it.

Okay, not really. That's not really my style. But I am coming to learn that throwing someone under the bus is not the same thing as failing to rescue them when they repeatedly throw themselves beneath the wheels. There comes a time when "helping" someone perform their daily tasks isn't being a good teammate - it's helping an incompetent retain their job when they should really be doing something more in line with their native abilities. Like being a Wal-Mart greeter, for example.


"I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy."

Indeed.

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That snickering sound you hear is the Smart Man, who has been telling me for years to let people fail after giving them a reasonable chance to succeed. Shut up, Smart Man. Rubbing it in when you're right is very unbecoming.

4 comments:

Eric said...

Oo! You realize this means you're Batman, right? He won't kill anyone, but that doesn't mean he has to save them. Then he zips out on a Batrope because he's the goddamn Batman and that's just how he rolls....

Sorry. I was being weird again, wasn't I?

Phiala said...

Nah, I want to throw people under the bus.

But I suppose I won't, because I'm an adult and not sociopathic.

Mostly.

vince said...

Sorry. I was being weird again, wasn't I?

You say that like it was a bad thing.

I also don't feel it's my job to help incompetent people stay incompetent. Help is fine, when they're willing to learn and help themselves. Otherwise you're own your own.

Phiala, mostly is good.

Vagabond said...

In the words of Judge Smails from Caddyshack, "The world needs ditch diggers too."