#AtoZChallenge: I is for INEPTITUDE

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#AtoZChallenge, Day 9. I is for INEPTITUDE
Day 9, April 10



a lack of skill, ability, or competence.

A doctor would prove his ineptitude if he mistakenly removed a patient’s spleen instead of his kidney.
Ineptitude and incompetence are synonyms to describe people who have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.

Honestly, this is something that drives me nuts! Especially so, when the correct way is so damn obvious. Call me pedantic if you will (stay tuned for the “P” post), but it seems the level of ineptitude in this world has reached ridiculous proportions. Even worse is the laissez-faire attitude about it. This could be a generational issue, which makes me a grumpy old woman. Am I that draconian? Sometimes! See also CASTIGATE. 😉

Check out this hilarious series from the BBC ©

“INEPTITUDE” stems from the from Latin ineptitudo”,
noun from ineptus” (unsuitable, absurd)

Are you an old (or young, or middle-aged) curmudgeon? 
Does ineptitude make you crazy too?

Looking forward to your comments!


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32 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: I is for INEPTITUDE

  1. I am much more tolerant of ineptitude in others but get very angry at myself if I am that way. I agree with Tasha above about people not necessarily being stupid as the cause of the ineptitude. Often they are in a hurry, lazy or just couldn’t be bothered. They take shortcuts and hope no one will notice the ineptitude. Cool word! I am enjoying your word posts.
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  2. I get impatient sometimes, feeling time is increasingly short for me and I want things “just so”. At the same time, I think I am more and more appreciative of true kindness and I praise when I get good service. I would never, however, abuse a customer service rep because I have been in those shoes myself.
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    1. Good service definitely stands out more, because it seems to be a rarity now. I always give thanks and praise for a job well done too. Abuse isn’t part of my repertoire; polite firmness works much better. 🙂 My stint in the corporate world involved dealing with (occasionally) irate customers and I quickly learned how to diffuse those situations.
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  3. They say patience is a virtue. It is really a survival skill.

    I don’t believe in letting yourself succumb to anger or ineptitude. The only time it really rises to my consciousness is when the person just does not care about their performance. Some of my attitude has to do with my life. There has always been so much underlying politics, I have always made definitions in my mind that has allowed me to tune out what was not important.

    I plan to come back and watch the video. Cheers, Ann
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  4. Once I went on a vacation alone − away from the family. The nicest thing about the vacation was; I knew where everything was in my hotel room, and I didn’t have to tell anyone where anything was. A great video, I could identify. ..Oh, did I say how much fun this is to see your email greet me every morning. I’m always curious as to what word will Debbie think of today. 🙂
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