Posts Tagged ‘Rude’

What Grinds My Gears…

March 24, 2011 2 comments

This is the beginning of an extensive series of what irks me, pet peeves, or as Peter Griffin says, “grinds my gears.” I’ll note that these aren’t going to be in any specific order, but rather in way what comes to me when I am writing.

A major pet peeve of mine is rudeness. I have a major issue with people who are rude. No matter who they are: ranging from a random person who I’ve never met to members of my family.

What bothers me the most about being rude is that it doesn’t take much effort to avoid doing so.

What’s so difficult about opening a door for an elderly person or keeping a door open for a couple of seconds to allow someone who’s coming into a building behind you to get in as well.

I witness countless people as well who don’t say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and this kind of rudeness bothers me as well because it shows how selfish and careless many people are. I am not sure if this is a New York thing where people are brought up rude or if this is becoming a pandemic where everyone is becoming ruder and ruder by the day.

Another rude thing which I witness on a regular basis especially when I was in college was the lack of respect for other people’s space. Even if you don’t know someone you should at least acknowledge their presence if you’re a visitor to their room, car, house, cardboard box, wherever.  This type of rudeness shows a lack of class and etiquette which people should learn growing up, but apparently have forgotten what their parents taught them or simply are just that ignorant which is pitiful.

I know my ranting about it isn’t going to solve the problem of rudeness throughout the world, but it feels good letting it out.

To everyone who knows rude people out there, everyone: tell them being rude is not the way to go! Say please and thank you, open doors for the handicapped and elderly, let them sit down in your sit if there aren’t others available. It’s called being a human being!