Think back, remember a time when being polite got you more than being rude did. Respect and politeness has been replaced by disdain and thoughtlessness. It’s perpetrated by our entire society now, there is no respect anymore. Once upon a time that was a role solely held by Mr. Rodney Dangerfield.
It’s contagious too, rudeness is like a disease it can jump from person to person. Let’s use a completely ridiculous example shall we?
You are driving to the store for some delicious goodie of your choice and on the way someone cuts you off to get into the parking lot you are entering. Now, you look for a parking spot and see someone about to pull out so you wait for that spot. As you ready to pull in and park the same guy who cut you off zips in from the other side and parks in the spot you were waiting for. They exit the car, ignore you completely and saunter off talking loudly on their cell phone in their own selfish world. What do you do? Are you angry, annoyed, pissed, likely… all of the above. Now you are in a bad mood… how likely are you to be short and curt with the sales clerk? Be honest, pretty likely… and that poor sales clerk also had to ring out the guy who was still on his cell phone ignoring the clerk except to gesture rudely for them to hurry up. Now the clerk, who happened to be in a good mood isn’t anymore, and they will see another 30 plus people today at work.
Not so ridiculous is it? Happens everyday, everywhere and it’s compounded by social media and the anonymity of the net in general. Here are five of my least favorite.
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