The Recovering Pessimist

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Rude Motherf*ckers

Aug
21

Dear Ill-Mannered,

Whenever I leave my home, I’m reminded of a sad truth:

Manners appear to be obsolete, like cursive being taught in schools.

You know I’m not lying.

You walk past people and don’t bother to say “excuse me”.

You ask for directions, napkins, whatever and don’t say “please”.

Someone holds the door for you and you don’t say “thank you”.

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Depending on my mood, I’ll call you out on it.

Did you walk past me and not say “excuse me”?

I’ll respond with “you’re excused”.

Did you fail to say “please” after asking for something?

I’ll ask you for the magic word.

You didn’t say “thank you”? I’ll “say thank you” for you.

I’ll “say thank you” for you.

I have no clue why this is so hard for you to understand. Perhaps it goes back to the day your rude ass entered the world. My elders always said that it takes a village to raise a child. Perhaps the village that was responsible for you failed you as a child.

Not that it’s an excuse.

You have to take responsibility for yourself. That includes making adjustments to bad behaviors. Click To Tweet

Now that you know better, do better.

Sincerely,

Society

 

How to Have a Lovely Day

Jan
20

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Public Service Announcement: Personal Space Violators

Jan
20
No Personal Space

No Personal Space (Photo credit: EssG)

Personal space is one of those things that’s understood and respected. While standing in line, give the person in front of you some space. Nobody wants to have someone so close to them that they can count your hair follicles.

In case you need a hint, I’ll “accidently” step back and crush your toes. Some people are truly clueless when it comes to manners. What else is new?

Grateful: Earbuds #XD31

Dec
21
Earphones(Ear Bud type Phones). Picture taken ...

Earphones(Ear Bud type Phones). Picture taken by Duncan Lock and released into the Public Domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you see me out and about, it’s highly likely that I have earbuds in my ears. Between my lack of filter and people’s lack of manners, plugging myself in keeps me from saying something to someone that will have them seeking solace in chocolate.

Even if I’m not plugged in, I still won’t hold a conversation with you. If that makes me antisocial, so be it. Get yourself some business and stay out of mine.

Carry on.

inserts earbuds

Manners

Nov
15

Manners will get you places that intelligence cannot.

Public Service Announcement: Salutations and Online Dating

Oct
24

Some men have either forgotten their manners or were never taught any. Addressing a woman you don’t know by anything other than “Miss”, “Ms.”, or “Ma’am” will get you verbally throat chopped.

Recently, someone left me a message on a dating site I’m subscribed to. Imagine my disgust when I read the following:

“Hey boo.”

My initial reaction was to go off on this moron. Once I calmed down, I realized that this guy has used this line on other women before and at least one of them thought it was cute. Gross.

If bad behaviors are acceptable by the majority, why correct them? While my fault likes in the man who sent me that mess, I also blame women for not correcting these dudes when they step out of line. If you think being called “boo” by a stranger is acceptable, what else will you accept?

Apparently a whole lot.

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