Not snow flakes, or corn flakes...I'm talking about people flakes. The kind of people who are unreliable and can't hold a commitment, even if it's their own idea. They'll promise you the stars and you'll end up with a handful of...well, you know what your hand is full of: it's wet, warm, and doesn't smell all that terrific.
So, what's the worse thing about flakes?
Getting snowed over by a flake. (Oh look, a snowed-flake!)
Seriously though, when you don't know a flake well, you're liable to believe anything they tell you.
BUZZZZZZZZ! Stupid mistake!
Never, never, ever put great expectations in someone you just met, a friend of a friend of a friend, or your Uncle's cousin's best friend's, mother-in-law by marriage's, twice-divorced adopted step-son. Flakes are undependable regardless of whether you know them well or not. At least if you do have the privilege of knowing one personally, you already expect this type of behavior so it isn't a real big shocker. (If you're shocked, shame on you, you should know better!)
When you put a flake on the spot, it's an interesting event. They will struggle with excuse after excuse as to why they let you down, or why they failed to carry though with what they committed to. And once again, the meaningless promises spew forth. You've got to tug on those hip waders to keep your clothes clean and dry. But by this time, you're smart enough to thrust your hands deep down into your pockets to keep them from filling up with that same funky, rank stuff that you're wading through.
The moral of the story is....Don't be a flake.
When you make a commitment, stick with it, even if it sucks out loud and so bad you can't possibly figure out what, on God's green earth, you were thinking.
Your 'word' defines you.
If people can't trust your 'word', you shouldn't expect an ounce of respect from anyone....except maybe idiots.
Idiots might still respect you.
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12/18/2014 01:56:40 am
Wow well R.C. that was very profound and so very true. Unfortunately if we start thinking they are going to chance well then, we are the ones disappointed. I doubt flakes will ever take responsibility for what they say they will do, it's just the way they are. No expectations; no disappointments. But, alas even if we don't expect it, they will always be a flake.
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