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 Respect and politeness has been replaced by disdain and thoughtlessness.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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…I have to say that I’m one of those latecomers. I can’t help it, I’m just really bad at keeping track of time 🙈!
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Well, I’m not sure what day it is today… so we will let that one go. At the time I was still working in retail so late folks really made me angry 🙂 All of those people on the phone including Uncle Jimmy, those were people in my store talking.
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Just wanna admit that this is handy , Thanks for taking your time to write this.
For years I worked at a business out in the boondocks, and the first bus stop after my job (on the trip home) was the County Jail down the road. One day a guy gets on there, just released, and phones his wife or girlfriend or significant other with instructions on how to get a friend of his liquored up and send him out to lay a beating on the guy who snitched on him.