I can’t say that I’m the most empathetic person you’ve ever met.
I like to take care of myself, and assume that other people will do the same.
We all have to learn the same skills and responsibilities, so just get started and stop complaining already. I have a hard time feeling bad for anybody who causes their own problems. To be frank, I don’t have to hear about it when everything falls apart. Recently, I was hanging around in the office when one of my co-workers walked in and started crying. She was absolutely bawling and it was pretty dramatic to watch. When she finally calmed down and we were able to figure out what was wrong, it was even more dramatic. I mean, who cries over air conditioning? My co-worker does. On this particular day, she was bawling her eyes out because her central air conditioning system at home had failed earlier that morning. She said she had no idea what to do about the cooling system and she was at her wit’s end without any modern air temperature control at home. It was the dead of summer, so the days were hot and humid. For a few moments, I actually felt bad about her situation and wanted to try to assist with the broken HVAC plan. As I talked to her for longer, however, I finally realized that she was to blame for this entire scenario. Actually, she had never serviced her air conditioning equipment in 7 years. She left the cooling system cranked down to 62 degrees and went out of town last week. When she returned, the AC was suddenly broken. Nevermind.