I was raised by wonderful parents, parents that taught me to respect my elders as well as any other person irrespective of their age.
If I wanted children or change my mind and maybe have some, they will be raised with the same principals and manners. Yes, we banter and tease and our comments here on N24 may sometimes get out of hand, but to me, an insult is one to my “electronic personality”, so if an insult is thrown at Abbygail Glass, I don’t any sleep over it!
A whole different story, is how inconsiderate, rude and just plain stupid, some people, and mostly young people can be in day to day interaction. While I was sitting in a packed doctor’s office the other day, an old woman entered. No seats were available, and while I was not the youngest person there nor the healthiest, I was the only one to get up and offer her my seat.
Maybe I’m wrong, but if I have I trolley filled to the brim with groceries and somebody gets in line behind me, with 1 item, I usually ask that person if they would prefer to pay first, before I take 30minutes with all my items.
Don’t get me started on people, with no disability, who stop in the parking spots reserved for disabled people!!!!!!!!!! The signs usually posted nearby describe it so well – stupidity is not a disability! Do you know, Miss 18 year old beauty pageant wannabe, chewing gum with a mouth so wide open that I can see what you had for breakfast 2 days ago, that you are causing a disabled person so much inconvenience?! Those spots are wider, so that it enables them to get a wheelchair out of the car easier. Those spots are closer to the shops, so that the person won’t have to wheel themselves 2 kilometres to the closest entrance. The urge to slap you is so great when you hop out of your pink bug/beetle (whatever it’s called) with the stupid stick figure thing in the back, that the fear of jail is the only thing that stops me.
What about excuse me, when you almost walk right over me, or pardon me when I might not see you behind me, or thank you when I make way for you. What about not flipping me off when I flash my lights at you, when you swerve into my lane while texting and driving.
Okay, so this might be an angry rant after a teenaged snot, mouthed f*ck you, after I told him to get to the back of the ATM line… I suppose he could have said it loudly, so maybe he had SOME manners…