NOW, everyone is up in arms about people being rude? NOW, because some nitwit congressman yelled out at the President, NOW because a tennis champion got in the face of a line judge and NOW because a low class rap singer dissed a rising young singer at an award show? THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME PEOPLE! The only reason people are up in arms is because it's in the media and we tend to put certain humans up on a pedestal. My number one pet peeve has always been how people, whether you know them or they are complete strangers are rude to each other. The lack of concern or thoughtfulness for your fellow mankind. How much effort does it take to smile at people or to say good morning, bite your tongue or hold open a freak'in door for someone? Not that I'm bragging because it's not about me, but I do this ALL DAY LONG. It should be automatic, a way of life, natural, and I shouldn't even have to blog about it. Working with pre teens, I can see which kids are taught and which ones aren't. When one calls out to me "Hey", my response is always, my name is not "Hey"....well, I don't know your name they tell me, then say excuse me or ask.....and they do, but I shouldn't have to teach them. It should have been installed along time ago. There's nothing like waiting on line at the Dollar Store and watching the cashier chew gum and answer his cell phone. You might think they act like this because they are teenagers....BALONEY! I never acted like that and my daughter who is a teenager doesn't act like that either.
Today's technologies are making people impatient. Instant this and that with instant results. That's fine if your dealing with machinery. Today's stress doesn't help with people and their tempers and outbreaks, but still, I don't buy it, check yourself before you go off on someone or stop and think if I do this then this will happen. I have noticed this gradual change for some time now and I know we can't go backwards, but can we forge ahead with patients and understanding...I'm just say'n!
Never thought of it that way, but then again...that would make you rude.