Let's talk about rudeness, shall we? I don't know what the deal is with people being so rude.
A couple of weeks ago, YS & I were having dinner out. A family came in: grandparents, parents, & 3 children. The oldest child looked to be a young teenager, the middle appeared to be around 10 or 11, and the youngest appeared to be 8 or 9. The youngest immediately went into a booth, took her shoes off, and threw herself on the middle child. He tried to get her off, but she persisted. She ended up sitting on the back of the booth (still no shoes). I could just see her tumbling off. The grown ups were oblivious at first, but then one of the grandparents said something to her. And she stayed up. Mom said something to her and she slid back down, only to jump back on her brother and end up back on the back of the booth. The adults were oblivious. No lie...this went on for at least 10 minutes. YS works in a restaurant, and he said that the bad thing is that if she were to get hurt, the family could sue the restaurant. Unbelievable!
It didn't appear that this was a special needs child. If she were, I could halfway understand. Halfway. Being special needs is no excuse. But I digress...
Tonight, we were in the same restaurant. I was sitting down and a girl who appeared to be late middle/early high school age had to get by. There was no "excuse me", she just pressed by, pushing me in the process. If she had just said, "Excuse me", I could've moved up and there wouldn't have been a problem.
I can deal with being bumped and pushed if someone will just be polite and say those 2 little words. When they're rude, I want to be like this:
Sometimes, okay...most of the time, I will say "excuse me" for them, but I am kind of nice about it. At least, I think I am. CH may have a different opinion!
So, please. Next time you bump into someone, just say those 2 little words.
And now, I'll climb off of my soap box.