Convenient: (adj) at hand; easily accessible:
Although in the annals of literary history, he is considered to be one of the greatest villains of all time, Ebenezer Scrooge has a classic response to Bob Cratchit when his worker asks if it’s convenient to take Christmas Day off. In all candor, Scrooge spits back, “No, it’s not convenient to pick a man’s pocket.”
I, for one, have tip-toed my way around friends and family for years when asked if something was convenient or not, fearing I would come across Scrooge-like if I voiced my real opinion.
So this morning I will tell you five things that are not convenient:
- It is never convenient to be lied to, even if an apology follows. Mistrust lingers.
- It is never convenient for someone else to make an appointment for you simply because he or she thought it was “in your best interest.”
- It is not convenient to assume that as a Grandpa, you will attend every event at the school pertaining to your grandchildren, just because “you better, or you suck.”
- It is not convenient for the restaurant to run out of straws and napkins, but “they hope you’ll understand.”
- And finally, it is not convenient to be honked at in traffic simply because someone views him or herself as an aggressive driver on the way to an important meeting.
I shall add a sixth:
It is not convenient to listen to talking heads on television tell us that politicians just naturally run by different rules than us normal human beings.