This has been quite a week and I have encountered so many rude and just down right mean spirited people.
Welcome to George Bush's amerika... those people you described are more than likely his brain dead followers...
Sunday: My daughter took me out for a belated Mother's Day dinner at Red Lobster. It was quite a long wait so we had to stand. I have two good legs and I am very healthy so I don't mind having to stand while kids were sitting in all the "wait" seats. When an elderly couple (I would say in their mid 80's) came in the children continued to sit on the benches. I kept waiting for one of their parents to tell them to get up and let the elderly couple sit. Well, I couldn't take it any longer and I asked one of the boys (about 11) if he and his brother (about 9) would ask the elderly couple if they wanted to sit and give them their seats. You would have thought I had asked them to eat worms. Their eyes got real big and their mom and dad glared at me like I was a child molester or something. Our table was ready and I asked the girl to give it to the elderly couple since some people didn't have any manners. I had to go and stand outside because I could not stand in there and keep my mouth shut. I didn't want to embarrass myself or my daughter. (Eventhough it is the others who should have been embaressed.)
Monday - I was pulling into a gas station and a gas guzzler was trying to pull out and he was taking up the whole entrance. I had my turn signal on and waited for him to exit. This was a 4 lane so people could go around me. Three cars honked at me as they went around and one gave me the finger! What was I supposed to do - hit the other car?
Tuesday - I went to a graduation ceremony. It was in a building with several levels and a balcony. An elderly couple (I have a thing about old people) were debating if they could get up the steps to the balcony. I told them there was an elevator but it was a good walk away. Their son or relative of some sort (who HAD to be in his forties) said, "Well decide what you are going to do! Go sit in the lower level or whatever. I am going up to the balcony where the rest of the family is!", in a VERY hateful tone. Once again I had to walk away.
Wednesday - I had to go and pick up my grandkids from school. A little girl was trying to show her mother something she made at school. "Mommy look. Mommy look what I made for you! Mommy look!"
The mother said, "how many times do I have to tell you to shut up!?" I just wanted to cry from the look on her little face.
Thursday - I stopped in a bar with some friends. The bartender was killing herself running around trying to take care of everyone (she had a huge group arrive at once). Some guy walks in and waits about a minute then yells at her to get him a Bud. He didn't ask. He didn't wait his turn. He wasn't blind and could tell she was in the middle of something. He just demanded she wait on him now! She told him she would get to him as soon as she could. He walked out mad!
Has everyone lost their ability to be kind to others? To be patient? To have common courtesy?
all we, the civilized of this once great nation, can do is keep on keeping on...
you go girl!!!
I'm proud of you...