Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just Too Rude

I don't like talking on the phone much anymore. I am just so irritated by the lack of manners people have while talking on the phone.
It seems my friends and relatives with younger children are the biggest offenders. They half listen to anything I'm saying... that is unless it's them calling me at 3am with a mental breakdown or fight with their husband.
I'm going through a lot of shit here. It's my turn to need a shoulder to cry on.
Instead I'm on the phone with women who are yelling at their kids, talking to a cashier, leaving a drive-thru order or even sitting next to a friend and talking to them at the same time. Where are everyone's manners? Not to mention compassion.
Yes, I have had to interrupt a conversation but those are few and far between. I also make apologies for those. I do have friends with manners who will do the same.
I'm talking about those women who CONSTANTLY display this rude behavior. It is not only annoying but also hurtful.
The quote below makes me think maybe I have been giving my respect to those who just don't respect me.
Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them.   ~Bill Kelly
Sometimes the best thing you can give someone is your time and attention. Next time you're talking to a friend don't forget they just may need you more than you know.

3 Friends Commented:

Dian said...

I like to carry an airhorn. That gets their attention!

Dian
www.groceryshopforFREE.com

CinfulCinnamon said...

I am SOOOOOO with you on the courtesy thing. The world has gotten so rude. My main pet peeve is courtesy.

I'm stopping by from FYF. Have a good weekend.

The Darling Girlfriends said...

I have been noticing this trend also. The lack of common manners among people today makes me sick at my stomach.