I don't Like You're Attitude.......
Patience my ass.......I'm gonna deck him!
Ok , so I'm a pretty patient kind of person , I'm fairly well known for being a calm , cool and collective kind of person. Actually , by todays standards at least , I'm a pushover! More than likely in any kind of situation , I'm pretty much a 'turn your cheek the other' way kind of guy.
But , I must admit it , I'm also middle aged now , and being so , I am evolving emotionally and , as well ,in the ways of maturity . Here's the thing , I am becoming somewhat unpredictable , even to myself !
Today , probably since the eighties in America , It seems popular to have "attitude " ! Oh , I know , We all have attitudes , right ! It's just that some are decent and all the rest are something else entirely. As well , we have to remember , it's cute , some attitues yes cute !
You know the ones , the four year old that sasses his mother in the toy aisle at Wallmart , or the teenager with a keen sense of humor that all the kids laugh at.
The point I'm trying to make is , and not very well ,is that it's not cool to show attitude at everything and all of the time . I have noticed more and more in the last few years that lousy attitudes are everywhere, brash , arrogant and all with an intent to annoy the pants off someone. Maybe , maybe it's even an American thing , you know? The immage that for years hollywood movies , our great and unmatched media and even our political arena likes to project. That somehow , if you have an attitude about something , you're the winner!
Well I have news for all of those with attitudes that project an aura of selfishness. Whether in traffic , in line at the store , or on the street. Remember this at all times ; The guy that just looks mildly annoyed at your antics , that smiles at your snide remarks , that just seems to not notice your cutting him off at the yield sign or the highway exit . His patience is wearing thin ! Hence , example , I saw a man this last summer who , apparently annoyed about being tailgated by another car , abruptly stopped in traffic, right in the middle of all traffic , calmly and collectively got out of his van walked back to the car behind him and when the guy tailgating him opened his window to inquire of "your problem " , swung very fast and not too gently at the offenders chin and connected quite nicely , I might add ! Then slowly walked back to his van and drove slowly away ! It was beautiful.
I know , you're saying , "Oh, but that's not very nice " , and yes , you're right!. However , I have to say it made me smile ....... just a little one! The sad part is though , I'm somehow sure that the guy that got hit didn't even know why . You see, somehow , I know that the one with "The Attitude " , probably isn't going to read this or listen to another person talk about behavior , heck , he probably can't even read . But , If you ever are following a blue minivan with tinted glass and a bumper sticker that says " Back off !" It might be a good idea to give him "A little room "...........