Rude People.

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. 

Sour Apple

 

 

 

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Rude People.

  1. Jen Kennedy says:

    Love this post! I see rude people everywhere more than before! It’s easy to recognize them but trying to not absorb their negative energy is quite difficult.

    I had words with several overweight women the other morning when I ordered breakfast at a Dunkin’ Donuts. Instead of making my breakfast, they stood around making jokes about me because I showed up with a good attitude and I’m in shape. I started to feel myself absorb their energy because I wanted to throw back the personal criticism but I didn’t. I did however make it clear that their customer service skills and work ethics are unacceptable and that’s all I can really do. I knew I couldn’t change their attitude but rather help point out how rude they were.

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    • Thank you. Maybe I absorbed that horrible man’s energy. I don’t know but I felt I had to defend myself and the woman too terrified to defend herself. I know all about encountering larger women do develop an attitudes from a mere glance your way. Being slender or having a nice figure always draw the ugly side out of other women. I wish I knew why. I think everyone could appreciate themselves for how they are made. I believe there’s beauty in all sizes and figures. We couldn’t be appraised strictly by one standard. It’s sad that so many women does this to each other every day. I’m assuming they were the servers at the establishment?

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