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Complaining about the complainers. Believe it or not it is normal. And part of the Internet

Updated on November 27, 2013

Complaint Form. Answer only in the affirmative.

The only people I have ever heard in an office complain about the complaint box, are those that have complaint about them.
The only people I have ever heard in an office complain about the complaint box, are those that have complaint about them. | Source

Complaints are normal. Bad things happen when good men say nothing.

Think for a moment about innovation. Innovation is what creates new discoveries and inventions. We say that “necessity is the mother of invention”. And that is no doubt true. But complaints begin the process. Take seat belts in cars. Those came about because of complaints. Folks complaining about all the horrible injuries before we had seatbelts.(and yes when all was said and done it was insurance companies that complained the loudest) Cleaning up the environment was the direct result of folks complaining about pollution. If you really look at it, our congresses do not respond to issues, they respond to people complaining. Complaining in its’ most natural state is simply pointing out a negative aspect of something or person. I understand some people just cannot handle criticism so a complaint to them is something horrible.

Are you immediately defensive when someone complains about you?

Does a complaint against you need to be said nicely?

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I am so sorry I complained about you not doing your job.

Nowadays you have to word a complaint like this: “I think you are doing a great job and are wonderful. May I make a suggestion of a way that things can easier for you?” If you do not say it like that then it is a personal attack. Sheesh , people need to get a grip. Complain about someone being lazy? You are a bully! It is Crazy

Why would someone ever complain about someone else complaining? It is simply bizarre. I love them but really. They are not thinking. They literally complain about others complaining. How can they be so brain dead so as not to see the hypocrisy? Impossible, they are either as stupid as a mud post or somehow brainwashed of logical thought. Can you even imagine complaining about someone slapping your hand as you slap theirs? These folks are not using the brain they were born with.

When Rock Climbing we always complain

Oh yes, if you complain about how hard it is, then you are more of a champion when you make it!
Oh yes, if you complain about how hard it is, then you are more of a champion when you make it! | Source

Some folks think that you have to be upset when you complain. Why?

Some people just do not get it. I am sorry but they are acting the fool. I cannot say it another way.

There are about 7% of the American public that think Obama did not lie – big deal. There are about 14% that think we never really landed on the moon. Thank goodness for those folks. We need them. Are you one of them? Or are you somebody that thinks politicians should not be complained about and editors and publishers are perfect?

Have you ever heard someone complain about all the complaining going on? Really that is quite funny. There is a big difference between arguing about a complaint and complaining that someone has one. Truly this author has written many complaints in the forums or under questions. And every time that he does someone complains that he is complaining. Ridiculous but those complaining can never see how silly they look. I am getting a philosophic and logical laugh at it daily. And of course banned because my complaints are bad but those who complain about me have good complaints.

I love the signs in the barbershops that say NO WHINING. Hihihihhi. The sign is in fact whining about whining. And there is always the sign that says “Complaint Department: Right outside the front door” or of course the one that reads: Haircuts 8 bucks, complaints 80 bucks. And the best thing is that as soon as you sit down the barbers are complaining about this and that and especially politicians and sports. I love it, it is the epitome of antidisestablishmentarianisms. And I love my barber’s complaining.

I always loved this song.

Are we no longer able to speak our mind?

But here it can go too far. I read this article today and was just amazed at Face Book and all the people complaining about a complaint – “Hate Speech”? Really? Someone complains about the normalcy and acceptance of obesity in the United States and because she hates to see people just accept obesity which is a silent killer she is banned.

And yes there is some “face saving” by Face Book but it is clearly a crock of dung.

Imagine somebody who does not like mealy mouthed people. Folks who never speak their mind. Imagine if everyone was like that. I do not think we could have a democracy. And if we stomp on that right to speak our mind -- what words of wisdom will all mankind miss.

Have you ever complained and so been put on the committee?

Now there is a complaint that you can legitimately complain about – that is if you get sued, meaning someone filed a complaint against you and you have to defend yourself. Many times just the complaint is the problem. But in normal circumstances we have no right to complain about people complaining.

I like to “complain”. What that really means is to make negative comments and criticize and establishment procedure or process in some fashion. You can complain about outcomes but not really if the process was right.

I like gossip circles. I know that gossip is bad, but most old women gathered round trash talking me as the youth and English pastor are just awesome and they just love me. I love them back. My wife usually stirs the pot by telling some horrible detail of my personal life. Things like: I do not bathe every day or that I snore, and I like digging in dirt and can read a wild animal’s diet by looking at it’s poop. Great fodder for gossip and innuendo and insinuation. They laugh so hard at my expense. But by golly their hugs are real and teaching their grandchildren is real and we just love our life and love.

However when I suggest a certain error in ways, my gossiping grandmas and wife always put me on committees. Yuk. So be careful what you complain about.

These three geniuses never stop complaining.

Instead of complaining about the wait, we just did the Dierker bluff and acted like lunatics and they sat us immediately to get us out faster.
Instead of complaining about the wait, we just did the Dierker bluff and acted like lunatics and they sat us immediately to get us out faster. | Source

I have met folk that complain all the time. Have you?

I have met folk that complain all the time.

I like ‘em. You should too. It is your responsibility to make sure they see the joy also, but you just might do that by listening to their complaints. Think about that. Listen to the angst. Find the cause and work with them on it.

Now I caution you. That some folk complain that are not emotionally involved. And there are some that actually involve complaining for others who feel they have no voice. Here is a fun story. There was a guy named Moses. From all accounts he was a very smart man, but he was a stutterer. And a mumble mouth. (My theory is that he was actually deaf and could really only here God and Angels – but that is another story) The point is that Moses complained to God that he could not speak well enough to get God’s notions across. Guess what – God did not fix his speaking problems, He told him to rely on his brother. I hope that brings some light to Billybuc’s recent hub of an “open letter to HP staff”. Some are appointed to speak for others. And yes Bill chose to write his complaint in a very “professional statesmen” like manner. Good for him. That does not mean lampooning does not have a place.

The cool thing here that complainers of complainers do not get is that attacks on the most prolific complainer is an attack on many silent people. 90% of all complaints just really express what 70% of the people are thinking. This is true. Did you know that well over 60% of American politicians are elected based on complaints about the opposing candidate? And in all the ruckus and criticism of this writer over the last two weeks and two bannings/censorships the writer has not lost one follower and has picked up five. Why would he complain? Just maybe because he sees something wrong and not because it is self interest.

Let us move on to personal attacks as original complaints.

Someone who has the authority to effect the life of another does not have any right to not be complained about. Please let that notion sink in. A store clerk that denies refunds and returns. A policeman. A judge. A company with clients and customers. And yes editors and publishers who effect that which is considered publishable and how. Just get over it. They accepted the position in one way or another and are responsible for their conduct and complaining is how we criticize them. To get upset with someone for complaining about how a bargained for service is provided is just inane. Last I checked editors and writers are supposed to complain about each other and if it is not personal then what is?


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      fivesenses you are right. Many just complain as a way of speaking and looking at life. Those are sad.

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      4 years ago from new delhi

      There are many people who have a habit of complaining about everything.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      True Dat friend. I am about to complain about being to full!!! Now whose fault is that? Much love.

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      4 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Eric- If you are complaining about complaining then stop complaining.

      Happy Thanksgiving

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Here is my complaint for the day. I just have way too much to be thankful for!! I guess I better go give some away so I have room for more. Thankfulness is a great thing and I am thankful for

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      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Complaining does have its purpose for sure. And I do know some who complain about EVERYTHING the is too hot, too cold, too wet , too dry, and blah blah blah..

      Complaining about things we can control...okay...I can buy a matter of fact I just complained to corporate headquarters of a huge business and within 72 hours had a response. So our complaints are heard and sometimes action taken. I have often heard that if one person sends in /registers a complaint that one thousand others most likely had the same complaint...

      Thanks for sharing...I am NOT going to complain about anything today as it is Thanksgiving Day Angels are on the way to you once again today ps

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Too fun friend --- I am really hoping that someone comes by and complains about me complaining about people who complain when I complain. I am getting dizzy ;-)

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      4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      ha, ha, ha

      I love this post... my friend ...but I have one complaint...

      never mind.. you would not listen any way..!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Happy happies to you and yours Bill. Do not mistake those nice chicks for turkeys!!

      I had a great time and learned a lot -- about people.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I happened to swing by the forums and was entertained by your posts and those you "enraged." I don't do forums....just a personal preference. In this case, though, I did enjoy the "discussions."

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Eric.


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