Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Up on my soapbox...

I usually keep my thoughts to myself, that's why writing this blog has always been so difficult for me. Today, however, I don't have a problem... I am getting SICK & TIRED of people's rudeness!! Have the phrases, "please", "excuse me" and "thank you" been erased from our language? Yielding to a pedestrian would merit a "thank you" because otherwise I would run you over. Exactly! Because people cross the streets as if they belonged to them, or if they had a license plate stuck on their behinds! 

The same with people inside stores. Hey, just because you have a shopping cart doesn't mean you can zoom by in between aisles without even a short "'scuse me". Come on!!! Common courtesy!!! If I am looking at something on a rack, and you have your cart and want to cross to the other side of the aisle, just say "excuse me, please", and I will gladly give way for you. But don't just push your cart and expect me to move over because you're the king or queen of the store! And after I let you through, not even a smile or a "thanks". 

Maybe I'm getting old and stuff like this bothers me more than before, or maybe it is happening more often than before. In any case, I would like to see and hear people use courtesy phrases more often. You can't be too courteous! But you can be plenty rude!!! 

So there! I'll put my soapbox back in the corner where it was. And by the way, thank you for listening... 8-)

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