Overheard on the lobby yesterday.
(Preface: we get free basic cable here. Extremely basic cable. You have to have a box to get the extended channels.)
New woman to manager.
W: but I can’t get the other channels!
M: * strange look*
W: I need to have a box!
M: so… Get a box from the cable company.
W: they won’t let me have one unless I pay $100!
M: no. You can get the box and they bill you monthly.
W: that’s not what they said!
M: (sarcastic humor) so I’m paying for your cable now and you aren’t using it?
W:I have the t.v. connected to the wall cable but can’t get all the other channels!
M: so get a box.
W: I tried! They want $100!
M: * confused*
W: I need you to get it for me!
M: I don’t do that. Contact the cable company (like everyone else has done since the beginning of cable).
W: I don’t have $100 for the box!
M: * getting annoyed* everyone gets their own box. No one had to pay for them. Did they say why you have to pay that?
W: it’s from an old account in my name with a balance due!
M: * blank look* * shakes head* * walks away a lot later than I would have *
W: * frustrated* come on!
She walked away angry.
These are actual adults (body age).
I can’t understand how they got this far in life. Also can’t figure out how they put shoes on in the morning.
Has there always been this entitlement? It makes me nuts.