It doesn’t matter if it’s a sporting event, social event, or business function, nobody enjoys being in the company of a whiner.
A whiner can suck the joy out of anything faster than the old Hoover upright can vacuum the carpet. People who tend to whine wonder why it’s difficult to make and keep friends.
Here are a few examples of whining to give yourself a quick whiner test. If you catch yourself saying any of these phrases, perhaps you need to work on your attitude. Remember, no matter how bad the situation, someone most likely has a worse situation.
A whiner says:
“I hate this.”
”Do I have to?”
“I feel terrible.”
“You never let me have the ball.”
“My foot hurts.”
“It’s too hot.” “It’s too cold.”
“They never get it right.”
“This is so stupid. Why do I have to do this?”
“You want me to do it again?”
“He always gets noticed because he’s the manager’s favorite.”
“My head hurts.”
Well, if your head hurts that much, why don’t you rest and read my blog again later when you feel better.