Friday, August 01, 2008

Is your word bond?


Often I am asked to do something that I don’t always want to do. Yet I agree to do it because it seems like the right thing to do. But when someone promises me that they are going to do something and doesn’t that really bother me.

Recently, I had a discussion with my siblings about setting up a pool of money monthly to split with my parents. We would basically put in 25.00 to 50.00 per month and split it with our parents so that they could have some extra money monthly just for themselves. I wanted to ask them for a 100.00 each but thought I would start small. There are six of us children.

On the scheduled date, only two of us did what we said. As a matter of fact we both put in 150.00 each. Good we did because my 4 other siblings had all kinds of excuses. None of the excuses to me were important, maybe just to them. I mean buying a gown teenager (18 yrs. old) Fourth of July clothing from head to toe so he could look good (What) when he's lazy and..... well you know what I mean.

Another one had to get the latest Prada purse...Jeez, my mother and father are more important to me than a new purse or buying some $100.00 gym shoes with a matching outfit to boot.....I don’t know. I guess my parents always told me that you only had three things that are yours...your word, your credit and your education. They always said nobody could really take those. That was until identity fraud became a thing.....But your word is bond. It's like glue, like solid, for sure....and when you break that bond....it's hard to count on you for anything else.

Is your word bond?

10 comments:

Jdid said...

guess they just dont want to do it

Believer 1964 said...

Those were lame excuses in my opinion.

The siblings said, "Yes," but didn't truly commit to the idea.

It looks like two of you took the burden for all.

What will you do next month?

Maybe they need to set aside weekly envelopes. I'm just sayin'!

Shirazi said...

It should be.

TJ said...

I was thinking about this a while ago. I'm pretty reliable, but I have been working on being more reliable. I've had all kinds of people fall short in the word category. I've had people sit in my face and commit to stuff only to tell me they couldnt for lamer excuses than the prada bag.

BostonPobble said...

I have occasionally had to break promises. It *kills* me. To this day, I can remember every single one. It seems however that you and I and people like us are becoming a rare breed. Sadly.

Luke Cage said...

But when someone promises me that they are going to do something and doesn’t that really bother me.

- I'm a stickler for this too Rose. I don't ask alot from people. Even reluctant to ask from people, but when I do, and they agree to do something, I expect them to do it. It's as simple as that.

Momma Bear said...

That's too bad. My mother used to say "give me my flowers while I am living." People need to be thankful to God that their parents are here for them to help out. I'm sorry that your siblings didn't come through.

kathi said...
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kathi said...

I always tell my kids that trust is the hardest thing to build. Once lost, it's nearly impossible to get back. I'm sorry you're going through this, Rose. It isn't fair, but your reward will be great.

rebecca said...

Where Go The Boats?

(1)

Dark brown is the river,

Golden is the sand.

It floats along forever,

With trees on either hand.
(2)

Green leaves a-floating,

Castles of the foam,

Boats of mine a-floating

Where will all come home?
(3)

On goes the river

And out past the mill,

Away down the valley,

Away down the hill.
(4)

Away down the river,

A hundred miles or more,

Other little children

Shall bring my boats ashore.

-----by aoc powerlevewling