A few days ago, I was browsing Facebook. Like I do every
hour night. One of my longest and dearest friends had made a post about the impending doom that is Obamacare. One of her friends disagreed and there was some back and forth. I’ve never been one to hold back, though I usually try to show a wee bit more restraint when posting on someone else’s feed. The result, I hijacked my friends post! Gasp!
After a few comments to show my opinion (totally against it in case you wonder), I came to my senses. But it brought to mind what I think is a huge problem. Blatent rudeness. It’s evident everywhere. And I mean everywhere. Not just on Facebook where it’s easy to hide behind your keyboard and be an ass, but also in real life.
In Wal-Mart where inconsiderate parents allow their young to:
- free-roam and scream for no apparent reason
- touch everything
- throw things on the floor
- run into people
At local sporting events where:
- People refuse to help the programs that provide for their children
- Instead of throwing garbage away, it goes on the ground for someone else to pick it up
- Parents allow their small children to run wild (probably the same ones from Wal-Mart…it’s a small town)
- Complain about everything but offer no solution to fix
In the neighborhood where:
- Riding your bike through someones lawn is perfectly acceptable…to you
- Parking a boat in your front yard alongside the trampoline because you were too stupid to put a GATE on the fence to your backyard.
- Stop signs are only a suggestion
- Corners are to be taken at the highest speed possible without actually achieving liftoff
At any establishment where:
- Holding the door for a senior citizen or handicapped person would prove too much effort, so much easier to let that door slam back on them
- Throwing your cigarette on the ground, still lit, when there is a butt pot available
I could go on and on. Naturally 🙂
Yes. I am easily annoyed.
Yes. I could be a bit more understanding.
Yes. I am heavily medicated. (just think what I would be like without it!)
Yes. I am aware that you have no control over your offspring
Yes. I have been rude on occasion…tho in my defense, it’s usually justified and almost always a reaction to the moment.
(lame excuse!) Unless it’s Christmas where a Happy Holidays from a bell-ringer is likely to bring out the inner demon in me. Nobody is perfect. 😀
With so much rudeness and outright lack of respect one encounters on a daily basis; a single smile, kind word or simple kind action can go a long way.
Thank you to the lovely elderly man at the post office today who despite having the door shut in his face by the b*tch on the phone, held that door for me even though I was several steps away and he had to wait for me to get there. I was carrying a single small package. He had a cane.
Tomorrow I will hold the door for someone, even if they really deserve to have it hit them in the backside.
Vitam agas vitam tuam