Why do players get upset when their opponent blunders?

Why do players get upset when their opponent blunders?

lichessclub
lichessclub
Oct 8, 2014, 10:15 AM |
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Lately, I've been hearing a number of players complaining about an early blunder by their opponent.  Common refrains include: "I wish he gave me a better game," or "it cheapens the win for me."  In my view this is complete nonsense, particuarly for someone who plays regularly.  Live OTB tournament chess is so competitve that you should enjoy the occasional "gimme."  The vast majority of games will be battles, so why not enjoy some "easy" rating points once in a while and get a good pairing in the next round?  I'm looking at it strictly from a tournament/ratings point of view.  If you goal is to just "play" and you could care less about rating, that's a different story.  Otherwise, enjoy the "free" point!