I want to speak to the manager… now!!
I eat in restaurants daily… if you saw my waistline you would realize I’m telling the truth. Some of the rudest people on earth eat out… and they wait until I’m hungry to hit my favorite places. At any given restaurant on any given day at any given table you will find them. The people who carry on loud conversations on cellphones. People that blow their noses in cloth napkins at the table. Kids that run around screaming. Angry jerks that yell at the waitress because the food isn’t right. People that don’t flush the toilet or better yet … pee all over it. See where I’m going with this? They really suck! Rude is rude…
Most of us are normal and sure, we have been rude on occasion. Fact is, I have a rude thought every 40 seconds, along with a snack idea. The difference is, I have learned through experience to keep my mouth shut! We encounter rude people every day of our life and even more so if you live in a tourist destination like Hollywood. On any given day, you’re forced to witness their rudeness and squeals as they race down my street with a cellphone camera snapping shots of anything and everything. But, my neighborhood is only a minor slice of life and in the real world they’re everywhere like sharks waiting to attack the next toddler that wanders to far from mom…… their rudeness is nothing more than an angry and weak substitution for strength.
Many of them, as kids, enjoyed entitled and spoiled lives. You’ve all seen them in stores sitting in their mom’s shopping cart screaming at the top of their lungs about how mean and stupid mom is because she won’t buy them a candy bar. Many moms will reluctantly give in, which then causes the child to feel justified in their actions and thus make the behavior a part of their character. A chocolate covered Ritalin bar would have been a better choice.
This is the gospel according to Rob …. Rude people are seldom, if ever, sorry for their actions to them it would be a sign of weakness. They’re attitude is, “If I hurt your feelings, in any way, I just want you to know from the bottom of my heart that I don’t give a shit.” It breaks my heart to see a hard-working waitress being abused by rude and coarse customers who are trying to look all cool and superior to those around them. Fact is, their bloated narcissus attitude fails to make them appear intelligent, but look more like the losers that they are….
The greatest weapon a rude person has is their sarcasm. But if you ignore their sarcasm, or even chuckle at it….it may cause them to have a cerebral hernia resulting in ego paralysis. Remember….no matter how rudely anyone ever treats you, NEVER ever degrade yourself and squat to their level by treating them in the very same manner.
The best defense against the ignorant repertoire of a rude Nimrod, is to keep the exchange simple and to use short sentences. Always remember; they are the ones who feel you are being rude for talking while they are interrupting. So, remember to say…. “Oh, I’m sorry, did the middle of my sentence interrupt the start of yours?”
Finally, never accept rudeness from anyone. I have been rich and I have been poor … and I have seen rudeness in both socioeconomic levels. But I never tolerated it. Believe me … the only things in life that will ever continue are the things that you allow…. rudeness is not one I’m willing to accept. By saying nothing, you’re letting the rude jerk win…
This is my Journey … this is my life!