The One Where Fair Is A Four Letter Word

“He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.” was a colloquialism used when I was growing up. It was the long-hand version of saying something wasn’t fair.

The statement “that’s not fair” is one of those often-used phrases that set my teeth on edge.

As my Mom would tell me “Who said the world was fair? The sooner you realize that the better off you will be.”

Today the new thought process is that we should all strive for equity, not equality but equity. We should all obtain the same result no matter how much effort we put into our body, mind, relationships or business.

I call bullshit. If I outwork you every day no matter what and you show up when you feel like it. Don’t expect me to wait for you to catch up.

I had six people say they wanted to meet me at one of my apartment units available for rent. Two of them showed up. After running a credit and background check I’m sure I’ll rent to one of those two.

I’ve already had one of the no-shows, no calls, reach out wanting to meet me at the apartment tomorrow. The reply, “No. You stood me up, that speaks volumes about how you would be as a renter.”

The no-show’s response. “That’s not fair to say. It was raining and cold out today. I didn’t think you would be there.”

Some might argue I should give them a second chance but I’ll go with the other old adage. “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.”

It’s fair to say Mama didn’t raise no fool


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Rex Hunter

A work in progress. Heading toward creativity, innovation and just being a good human being.