I have run into WAY too many people lately who believe they are entitled to a variety of things...all of which they are not entitled to. Here are two recent examples.
I know a woman who got fired from her job because she lied on her time sheet. She, however, believes her employer fired her unjustly. Here's the scoop: When she recorded her work hours on Wednesday, the woman realized that on Monday she'd incorrectly recorded her hours. To compensate for the two hours she'd shortchanged herself, she added two hours to Wednesday's hours. Well, unfortunately for her, her boss worked late on Wednesday and knew for a fact the woman hadn't worked the two extra hours. When asked why she'd lied about her hours on Wednesday, the woman explained about the error on Monday's time sheet. Herr boss didn't buy the woman's story. "You lied on your timesheet and you just admitted you lied. Why should I believe anything you say?" The woman is not only offended that her employer would think she's a liar, she's offended that she lost her job for such a "little" thing.
Two completely different situations, but each person is upset and offended because someone else didn't come to the rescue. THEY goofed themselves up, but feel entitled to free insurance and an employer's trust when neither of them deserves it.
How does this tie into writing? I just wrote about it, didn't I? (Guess I'm still a bit pissy.)