Don’t Be An….


Today’s challenge a post about anything you’d like — in the style of your favorite blogger. My favorite blogger/yoga superhero is Jennifer Pastiloff. She uses the “Don’t be an asshole” video series to use herself as an example of why you shouldn’t say and do certain things. Her lessons are light hearted while still being serious and the message is always an important one.

Don’t be an asshole and assume your way is the only way. I was having a really bad day yesterday. I was feeling used, tired, worthless, unappreciated. The house was a complete disaster and the past week I had been much too sick to clean it up. The kids rooms needed to be done. I was disgusted by the dirty fingerprints and their grungy toilets. How could anyone be in this filth and couldn’t they help out knowing I had been so sick? I could feel the rage building inside of me. I was angry and it was about to attack somebody. My daughter bailed but my son really tried to help. He quietly carried the vacuum cleaner upstairs and vacuumed his room. He even took the swifter up and washed his bathroom floor. I was so grateful. I felt ridiculous for blowing up and acting like such a spoiled child. The world does not revolve around me. My time is not the only time. I went upstairs to thank him and discovered something horrible. He cleaned his bathroom floor before sweeping it so there were all kinds of junk stuck to it now. And the vacuum was turned to suction for the extension so he pushed the vacuum over his carpet but it didn’t pick up a thing. All over again, I lost it. The look on his face was excruciating. I could see how pained he felt. All he wanted to do was be helpful and look at the result? 

Don’t be an asshole and treat someone poorly who doesn’t deserve it. Don’t be an asshole and make it so no one ever wants to do anything for you because it is never good enough. Nobody likes an asshole so stop being one.