I am feeling a little annoyed today. And the subject of the day is kissing ass. Let's call a spade a spade, ass kissers do not make the world a better place to live in. Some people call it networking, but let's just be honest about it. There is a HUGE difference between kissing ass and networking. Networking is defined by the free dictionary as interchanging information or services among a group of persons or organizations.(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/networking)With ass kissing there is not a whole lot of interchange.
There are times when you have to be a little nicer to people to get what you need, like when you are trying to get the late fees waived at the library, or when you are trying to get out of a speeding ticket. The DiVa totally advocates this type of temporary ass kissing behavior. But when it becomes a permanent part of your personality, you have gone too far.
You are not endearing yourself to anyone by kissing ass. Trust me, when you turn your back there are multitudes of people waiting to stab you. Maybe people give you stuff for free when you kiss ass, but what at what cost. You are putting on a show, isn't it a bit tiring? At some point in time, don't you want to tell people that you just don't give a damn? Phoniness is so disgusting.
And the people who play in to ass kissers, why do you do it? Don't you see that you are being scammed? Is you self esteem that low that you need someone to tell you how awesome you are? How creative you are? Do you know the difference between real and fake? I have seen ass kissing get people promotions that they didn't deserve, offers for free tuition, etc.. I have seen very talented people lose jobs because they refuse to kiss ass, or because some ass kisser decided to use their powers for evil.
Alright, I'm going to get to the point. There's this girl that I know, she is a champion ass kisser. She has everyone at the office fooled into thinking that she is some poor, disadvantaged person. I will give her this, her work is very good. But it is supplemented by ass kissing that is out of this world, and she does everything in her power to make herself look better than others. By any means necessary. And lately, I have been the person that she has been trying to make look inferior. It really sucks because everyone is buying into her little ass kissing. I hate that. She kisses ass so much she should probably use toilet paper as a napkin. There is no equality in the world. I guess if I want to be recognized as a competent person with talents and abilities, I have to go to bath and body works and buy a little tub of that fruit flavored lip gloss that she uses every ten seconds. With ass kissing like that, you need a little something for the chafing. I am really sick of this crap. Sigh...