I was at the breakfast hole this morning with my favorite fast food manager in the world. She runs a tight ship and is gloriously a joy! I call her one of my AngelGirls! She and I were reflecting on how after decades in corporate America we have seen people become insensitive, over entitled, and just lacking in manners and common courtesy. She says people come in and order a one dollar item and berate the staff like they are entitled. I’d probably dump hot coffee on them or something. But not AngelGirl, she waits on these dweebs as if they were actually human beings. I have lessons to learn from her!
She makes each day that I go in a wonderful way to start the day. We should all learn from her, in fact. This grumpy crone actually loves people….(don’t tell anyone), but I draw the line at rude, manner-less, idiots.
Yesterday I was leaving the wholesale super store with my sister…each with a huge cart full. A manner-less, dweeb (you cannot imagine how much I want to cuss on this one) jumped between our overloaded carts and attempted to push past us in a hurry, with his 2 loaves of bread. He pushed by me and I accidentally hit his heel. He turned to me and said I needed to get my glasses checked. The fire breathing dragon from middle Earth erupted and I went off like a bottle rocket.
“What has happened to manners in the South” I screamed. Rude old men deserve to get hit when they are not gentlemanly enough to let two women, pushing heavy baskets, leave a premises. He began to curse back. I told him to get out of my face or I’d hurt him worse the next hit. My sister now red and embarrassed. What I really wanted to say was…” Unless you are taking those 2 loaves of bread to Jesus to feed the starving masses there is no excuse for your disgusting behavior”. But I refrained realizing I’d let my disgust for the over-entitled masses make me as rude as they are. Although I felt truly justified in doing so with this old fart. Courtesy people! Respect! I still believe in good manners.
However, as a time worn crone, I set proper boundaries, and take no shit! Someone still has to take a stand for those wonderful men who stand when we enter a room, open the door for anyone, and care for their families and loved one with gallantry. My tribute to those few of you who remain gentlemen in spite of the chaos of the world. We love you best. Is It Just Me?
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