Screw unto others as others have screwed unto you.So it's not exactly Biblical – so sue me.
But it does reflect a point of view: Why be a nice person when there are so many others out there happy to stick it to you without so much as batting an eye?
Yea, MasterPo knows the old school saying "Two wrongs don't make a right" and the other BS teachers tell kids about being better than they are, doing the right thing always, they will get theirs in the end etc etc etc.
MasterPo just doesn't buy it, much.
2008 was a bad year for MasterPo and Mrs. MasterPo in terms of getting screwed over by people with ease.Individually, at work several co-workers (including managers) shafted both of us in terms of much deserved recognition for our work and with holding vital information that made us appear inept. One can say that's par for the working world and to some extent that's try. But this seemed to be done for no other reason than it could be done. Like a sport. MasterPo has heard of such things before but not seen it until now.
Then we had a tenant who up and left mid year and stuck us for the balance of the last month's rent. He said quote "If I pay you I won't have the money to move else where." So he scammed a free month from us. MasterPo could have sued. But he was an asshole and a hot head. And MasterPo suspects used drugs. MasterPo wouldn't have put it past him to vandalize our home in retaliation. As screwed as we were by him and his girlfriend (they lied too saying they were married!) better to be riddance of them. But still, that not only screwed us out of a month's rent but in mid-year it's tough to rent out an apartment. So we had to carry the cost of the building ourselves for 4 months! That hurt the old bank account!
Together, we got screwed BIG time by several people in the adoption processes. And not just the children but the cost. Think as ill of MasterPo as you want but we spent over $50,000 that year and no child. And no, there is no legal recovery of the money. You can't sue or contract or anything like that (MasterPo have a whole article on that BS later!).
So we got screwed more times than a porn star and it costs us money, time, and nerves.
No one cared.
Everyone looked out for themselves.
We were required to follow all sorts of rules and laws and conducts.They were required to do nothing.
So why be a nice guy?