There are many times in life where I’ve taken people for granted. But I have been taken for granted a lot more. Not so much my close friends, but more of new acquaintances. I tend to feel sorry for people quickly, and would feel the need to help them — even when I have to inconvenience myself.
As soon as that person gets what he/she wants, I am quickly forgotten. I was at a product review recently, when another blogger forgot her camera. She asked if she could use mine to snap ‘a couple of photos’, which turned out to be 35 shots. *rolls eyes*
She emailed me a few days later asking for the photos, which I had to resize and email to her. That took 30-minutes of my limited time. The photos had to be sent in 3 batches. When she received the emails, she didn’t even bother to reply. Not even with a simple ‘thank you’.
This girl I know (briefly) needs help. I was supposed to hangout with rif that night, because we haven’t seen each other for a week. She played the helpless card, and I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. So I bailed on rif and went to help her. rif was pissed off, as he didn’t understand why I would bother helping someone I barely know at a very inconvenient time. Turns out, she wasn’t as desperate as she sounded on the phone. She was just lazy.
I’ve had enough. From now on, I will only help people I know and care about. Like my friends who always have my back when things suck, and have gone through ups and downs with me. Not anyone who plays the damsel card on me.