It seems to me that rude people have become the way of life. The norm of this age. Where have all the nice people gone? Where are the grownups? Everyone is running around acting like a rude toddler who do not know any better.
Yesterday morning, I met such an oversized toddler too far early in the morning to be bothered with anyone’s childish behavior.
I usual shop during the summer months in the early morning hours to avoid the heat and crowd. This man behind me who decided he was going to heckled everyone. The poor lady ahead of me was going as fast as she could but he just wouldn’t be quiet. He outright laughed at her until she nervously dropped her money, the coins rolled all over the place as change is apt to do. She was so upset she left her phone. I side eyed him as I helped her collected her spill change, thinking he would become ashamed of himself and stop it. But he didn’t. He laughed harder. I wondered was he high on something. I looked in his eyes. He wasn’t high on nothing but himself and meanness.
Where has the manners gone in waiting your turn. I think that’s still taught in preschool and kindergarten.
Oh Well!, I’m gonna tell you the rest of the story. I can’t comprise what I know to be the right thing to do just because I’m an author.
I won’t deny I had a lot of stuff. That’s why I went shopping so early in the morning when the store is usually less crowded. But unfortunately there was only one line was opened. I wasn’t expected to see so many others.
He outright laughed when she returned for her phone I had earlier pointed out to the cashier she had left behind. The cashier who was a rude (*((& )too. She returned sheepishly and nervously she left her phone. That ticked me off. No one could be made feel that way. That clerk and I had had a row before so he knew better than to cock the attitude with me he presented to her. He knew I didn’t mind telling him what you could do with his attitude.
Before, I put my items on the belt I turned to Mr.Heckler for I knew I was next. I heard him loudly sighed meanly chuckled and shook his head. I turned saying. “Shut the *&^ up. If you’re starving and wanted express service there’s a McDonald’s right down the road. Because if you make me mess up my purchase and I have to return to this store in the debilitating heat. You gonna mistaken me for the heat of the sun on your behind when I see you again.”
He stared at me. Flabbergasted. I stared back at him, looking him dead in the eyes, narrowed my eyes at him and dared him to open his big fat mouth again. I was sick of it. He wasn’t rushing me. He didn’t have the right to make other people uncomfortable in a public place. And I wasn’t taking it.
When outside I let him have it. Other people scattered like dandelions in the wind. I don’t go bellicose on people often but the poor woman ahead of me was in pain. She could barely move. I don’t know what was wrong with her but it was obvious she was in pain. She was moving like someone with a back injury.
I feel that’s part of the problem, every one let rude people get away with their behavior. The heckler and his friends were bullies. There was no other way to describe them.
You can’t always walk away from rude people. Some have never had anyone to stand up to them. Everyone avoid them because they are rude. In my opinion, that’s cowardice. That’s not taking the high road. When people act like an unruly oversized toddler. Treat them accordingly.
Problems in life is no excuse. We all have them. Being a nice person doesn’t mean being a pushover and accepting people’s abuse.
I feel rude behavior, having never been reeled in accounts for a lot of the school shootings. No one never taught these young people how to behave and they grew up acting like the man in the grocery store. Everyone was too busy taking the high road to confront them about their behavior.
I know the man who I encountered had been doing that for years. That’s how he got his way.