It really wasn’t that hard to figure out. It is one of those things that is so glaringly obvious you just keep on missing it until it smacks you upside the head.
What is this jewel of wisdom you ask…. It is very simple…..
Nothing will make them happy.
You know who they are. There is one or sometimes a few in every type of group you can possibly conceive. And because of them, there will never be a simple solution to anything. Why? Because there is always someone or some group which has to bitch just for the sake of bitching. Those who will find one point out of thousands to nitpick until the whole project gets the shitcan because the arguing has cost more than the actual results would have. And these people are everywhere. You all know one or two personally. You’ve all wanted to smack the shit out of them on more than on occasion
They say they want to be treated like everyone else. They don’t. It’s a lie. They only say that so they look like they are trying to be cooperative. They say that equality is essential. They just don’t mention that it isn’t essential for everyone.
So now we come to the issue of, how the hell do you deal with people like this? I have found a way that has been working for quite a while now. You repeat back to them what they say and make sure you add “Just to clarify” or something along those lines. For example, you present to the PTA a fundraising idea that could bring in a lot of money. Requires no effort on the school’s part. Just the selling of a few raffle tickets… Of course Mrs. Fuckerupper in the front row raises the first objection.
“I don’t think this will work, we’ve never done anything like this before. “
Your response would be…. “Let me clarify Mrs. Fuckerupper, because we’ve never done this before you don’t think this will work, and as a result of that thinking we should just shit can the whole raffle and not try and see how much we can raise. Knowing that other schools in the district have raised $$$ amount?”
See what I mean?
My grandpa used to say “Some people would bitch if they were hung with a new rope” It took me years to realize it didn’t mean they still should be hung no matter what kind of rope was used.
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