Venting time. I’ve been noticing lately how people just don’t seem to have a sense of small courtesies.
What I can’t figure out is why. Are people just not taught how to show a bit of respect? Or have we become so egocentric as a people that we’ve forgotten how to share space on this planet with others? Or maybe it’s just folks are tired, or stressed, or over-worked and just can’t seem to get out of their own head.
Whatever the cause or reason, here are a bunch of bad manners I’ve run up against in the past few days that I wanted to share here:
Cutting someone off because you drive a nicer/more expensive/bigger car. Oh, the person who was cut off was there first. I can guarantee you that. But for some reason, the cutter-offers (is that a word?) seemed to think they deserved to cut in. Which, in my view, is a form of bullying.
Then, going back to the sampler for more with the fingers that were just in your mouth!
Not letting people exit first before entering. Uh, this is a basic one, too, folks. The exiter (is that also a word?) always has the right of way.
Visiting the local coffee house, pouring your milk and sugar into your drink, and then not bothering to clean up your mess on the counter.
Listening to music in a public place (like on a train with other commuters who are trying to work or sleep!) with earbuds plugged in but with the music cranked up so loud others can hear. This is why there are different genres of music, people. So we can listen to what we love, not what you love. Tone down the volume, okay? It’ll save your ears while you’re at it, too.
So. Anyone else have anything to add?
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