While doing my regular blog reading, I came across something that inspired me to write a little about peoples manners-or lack of. (Thank you, Rhonda!) Read it here.
I am aggrivated that people don't know how to behave anymore. Here are just 2 examples to prove my point:
*A customer burped while I was checking her out at the counter of the store that I work. She BURPED. Granted, the burp was bad but add to it that she didn't ask to be excused. She didn't even have the common decency to look even a little bit embarassed or sorry either. She should have. That was completely trashy.
(I am aware that a burp is a compliment in some areas of the world. This is not one of those areas.)
*As Rhonda mentioned in her blog entry- People do not know the appropriate time or place to have personal cell phone conversations.
Firstly, just because you can talk to someone when you are in a stall in a public bathroom doesn't mean you should. If you are my friend and call me (or answer a call from me) while you are doing your potty business, I am going to rethink our friendship. Yes- we share things. Bowel/bladder elimination is NOT one of them.
Secondly, if you are not sure if you should be having a conversation in public ask yourself this: Would I be comfortable saying these things with the aid of a bullhorn in a crowded church or during an assembly at an elementary school? If the answer is no, then your conversation is not suitable for public comsumption.
Do I need to start putting people under citizen's arrest? 'Cuz I will.