Are People Becoming More Rude?
It might just be coincidence but over the past week I've been witness to a few incidents of rudeness that has no just cause. For example speaking to shop assistants like they were trash; a young waitress was spoken to like she was some kind of inferior species. One of my home-carers was spoken to so rudely that she came back to our office in tears! What is the problem? Is it just too much of an effort for some people to give respect and speak politely?
There is nothing like this. Just take every instance like a good thing...Nothing is bad in this world. Nothing at all.
I would say that people are being rude because they are under financial stress, but I saw a lot of rude people when the economy was roaring. People are just not being taught good manners. Sad ...
You know they are rude when they start burping and passing gas like there was no tomorrow.
Yes, definitely. People are becoming more and more rude because for some sort of reason they are saying manners are "a thing of the past". There's a lot going on in the world right now and I think often times people forget how to respectfully speak to each other. With all this technology people don't really know how to communicate verbally (not saying technology is all bad). Personally, I've learned not to retaliate with rudeness. Maybe someone was having a bad day and took it out on the wrong person, you never know. Hope this helped.
I think people have been rude to the same level throughout history.
What I think does change from day to day is our own recognition of other peoples rudeness.
I wrote a hub on this, with regard to how simple good manners make life easier for me as a blind man.
I know from experience that a simple matter such as having someone push past me as I go out of a doorway, will affect me differently though it is almost a daily thing. Somedays I ignore their "Excuse Me!" other days I might flick my cane and ask "Where's the fire!" in irritation.
So no not that people are more rude today, just we have a variable tolerance to what rudeness we see.
I am especially noticing that drivers are becoming less courteous, particularly on busy highways...cutting across lanes without signalling and driving way too fast in a big hurry to get somewhere. I don't mind letting cars pull in front of me if I get a little wave of "thank you" once in a while.
It doesn't cost anything to be polite, and I believe that courtesy promotes more courtesy. Unfortunately, rudeness promotes more rudeness too.
I think the level is probably about the same as always. People seem ruder to me when I am having a bad day or sad. I think I am just being extra sensitive. On the days that I am happy, I don't notice the rudeness. I think people are pretty rude on Facebook and especially twitter because they feel they can hide behind their computers.
Absolutely!...Due to the state of economy, many people are under pressure financially and emotionally. Day to day tasks are very stressful and communications in the business world is not any better. For example:
Business: You've been a long time customer at my business. We instead understand the state of economy and the financial strain which you maybe experiencing.
Customer: I am experiencing financial difficulties at this time. I'm seeking options to keep my credit in good standing. What are my options at this point?
Business: Due to the state of economy, Gotcha! Indebt~ Your interest rate on your credit card is no longer 9%, it has been increased to 18%. Due, to the last two late payments recorded on your account 60 days past due.
Customer: I've been unemployed for 3 months and have fallen behind on all my bills.
Business: Ok! When you're late, we'll add an increase amount of late fee charges to your account. Because, remember we are going to fix our financial issue first. That will probably result in over the limit fees as well. Good Luck to you good customer. I've enjoyed doing business with you.
i think people are not rude but the circumstances around them have made them behave like this, financial stress, job security etc
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