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  1. The Life of Jea says

    The age of rudeness sounds about right. It’s unbelievable how people can behave…
    About a week or two ago, a couple got angry with me for not getting off the sidewalk and out into the street (in my wheelchair = impossible) so they could wake side by side for those seconds it took to just pass me. I just looked at them, didn’t say anything, and just kept looking at them as they moved on.

    It’s like it’s OK to behave like an a-hole all of a sudden. What happened??

    • LauraJ says

      That’s exactly how it is. I get so annoyed when people just stop in the middle of a path to chat or to literally send a message – me walking fast behind them has meant I’ve bumped into them, and they look at me as if I’m the idiot.
      It’s ridiculous. Sometimes I see politeness which makes me feel positive, but it does feel as though rudeness is more likely. Thank you for reading!

      • The Life of Jea says

        Yes! A few weeks ago a young woman on a bike held her arm out to show that she was about to make a left turn, and I stopped to let her pass. I think we both looked just as chocked because neither of us thought the other one would do what we did.

        • LauraJ says

          Lol it’s funny because some people just assume the other will be kind and continue on. Like when two people are heading in opposite directions and both expect the other to move, then they both get annoyed.

  2. thelonelyauthorblog says

    Without ranting I will say I agree with every word you said. No one has any consideration. People are shouting and cursing into the cell phones while riding the bus. Sadly, as positive as I try to be, I don’t think things will ever go back to the way they used to be.

  3. K.M. Sutton says

    Yes. Yes. Yes!!! I To ALL of this! You are spot on and I really do not know what more I can add. I agree that social media is to blame. I think it has given people a lot of power to disrespect beliefs and the courage to say rude things that we never would have said before the rise of Facebook and Twitter. We no longer listen to each other, instead dit goes in one ear and out the other. I hope people read this, because it is very much needed today! <3

    • LauraJ says

      I think social-media plays a role, but I don’t think it’s to blame for everything. Technology has given people the convenience to be rude though. And Twitter especially has encouraged people to go round throwing their views at others. Thank you for reading beauty. x

  4. Paolo B. says

    I’m not sure if it’s ore rude or self entitled or if it’s just more noticeable with the likes of social media and coverage and what not.

    An interesting topic to think about though. Maybe because it’s more widely seen behavior it’s seen as acceptable when it isn’t. I’m not sure. I guess time will tell, thanks Laura!

    • LauraJ says

      I see far more people being rude or not considerate when I’m out in public now. So for me, it’s not just social-media.
      I do agree though that because more people are doing certain things, it’s no longer seen as bad as it once was. Thank you for reading Paolo 🙂

  5. vividual says

    You’re definitely right about this. It’s crazy how rude people act sometimes. I haven’t worked in retail like you but I’ve worked in hospitality and you get these situations a lot too. People not being thankful for your service, just expecting it to happen and when things don’t go 100% their way you’ll be the one to blame. I also believe that this is a disease that has spread over all generations. Old people keep saying that the young people are rude and don’t say hello to you when you walk past them (I live in a small town and that’s what you do) but it’s actually the other way around. Everyone is just focussing so much on their own life and don’t want to try to understand that other people may be affected negatively by their actions.

    Another great post Laura! I wish we could have a coffee together one day. You seem like a very interesting person xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!! It would be lovely to have coffee with you. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this comment.
      It annoys me when everything gets blamed on young people. I’ve met plenty of older people who seem to have no idea what manners are.
      I’m really glad I don’t work in a customer-based role anymore. xxx

    • LauraJ says

      I always wonder what makes some people so negative. Because even when I’m in a bad mood, I can’t treat someone as though they are worth nothing. Thank you for reading!

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