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Backing Out at the Last Minute

It’s easy to say that you’ll do something, but it’s easier to do nothing. People are inherently lazy. That’s why somebody is always backing out at the last minute. It doesn’t matter if you make a commitment a year in advance or the night before, it’s just too easy to back out at the last minute. They will be talking like they are going all day, but a hour or two before shit goes down they will call and back out. They will usually have two or three mediocre reasons for why they can’t make it, and they’ll always apologize halfheartedly: “I know I said that I would go to your wedding, but it’s 45 minutes away and there’s traffic. Plus I can’t stay out too late because I have to work in the morning. I hate to do this, but I have to bail.” Everybody has flaked at one point or another. But some people make a habit of it. It’s easy to make a commitment; it’s way harder to stay committed.

Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Starting To Get Sick

I woke up with the sniffles and a runny nose and realized that I’m starting to get sick. Starting to get sick is worse than actually being sick. When you’re sick you’re just sick and you deal with it. All you can do when you start getting sick is take some vitamin C and hope that you’re not getting sick. You still have to suck it up and go to work. People will invite you to hang out and they won’t believe you when you say you can’t because you’re starting to get sick. That’s like saying you have to do laundry or wash your hair, it might be true but it’s a weak excuse. You’ll be peer pressured into going out when you know that you shouldn’t, and you’ll regret it the next day when you wake up fully diseased and phlegmy. Oh well, at least you’re not starting to get sick anymore.

Critically Rated at 6/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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