why do people think being rude is funny?
why do people think that they can be rude to others and pass it off as "just having fun"? rude is rude... and then to try and turn it around and say YOU have a problem because you don't laugh or FORBID - let them know they are being rude, now it's your fault? get real!
I'm sorry that's happened to you.
I have the same problem with drivers who do something that's wrong and then look at you as if you had no right to be there; some even taking it further and either chasing you down or shouting obscenities through the window at you.
Again, rude is rude and can be quite intolerable.
Nick B, your understanding and empathy have sent a ray of sunshine on on otherwise cloudy experience. Thanks
I think that for some, rudeness is "oneupsmanship" and they have scored a point by being rude to someone. It's funny to the rude person that he/she got the rudeness in first.
People that look at it that way normally look at life the same way.It's more of a joke to them than it is serious.
It has to do with insecurity as well. Some people who are insecure like to make fun of other people. It could also be due to the general comic sense nowadays. If you watch TV or the movies, you will see people being "rudely funny." A lot of comedians make fun of people.
Somewhere along the line people who have been taught manners and politeness have stopped practicing it because there is no appreciation for it. Then you have a surprising amount of people who were simple never taught courtesy and were not raised to respect others or themselves.
Rudeness is uncalled for regardless of the situation. People should be able to control their mouths and act like adults. I'm sorry that you were on the receiving end of someone's ill manners but understand that it probably did not have anything to do with you personally. The person who was rude was probably using it as a defensive mechanism to cover insecurities that they do not want anyone to see and when in the wrong it is always easier to blame someone else than it is to stand up and admit that they overstepped their bounds.
Its happened to me many times, too. Someone will make an uncalled for remark, and when you call them out on it, they say "I was just joking! Get over yourself!" or something like that. Its cowardly, really. They want to be able to insult you but they don't want to deal with the repercussions so they have this ready-made 'I was just kidding. You have no sense of humor" defense. That way, the attacker seems to be the victim to any onlooker. Its cheap and gutless. If they're going to insult someone, they should stand their ground.
I just wrote a hub about cultural differences and humor. I'm a transplanted Brit who suddenly found my humor shocking people. If you need a laugh, check it out at
http://hubpages.com/hub/Britbats-and-Uq … ll-English
(Some of the comments were rude, but certainly didn't cause offense...)
Because people in general suck. Especially in this day in age and in this country (USA). Our 2011 society in America has raised some ignorant, disrespectful, badly mannered breed of classless morons that sometimes it makes me ashamed to call myself an American and belong to this generation. And this does not make me unpatriotic but I have met many people from other countries and I call it like I see it. There is a reason most of the rest of the world hate us because these rude idiotic Americans make the rest of us look bad.
It relates to our primate past when throwing faeces at someone was considered funny. This slowly evolved into hurling disgusting insults excused as "humour". Apparently what's humorous to a sociopath is not funny to normal people.
I have seen this phenomena many times. Its funny to be rude and insulting? Not in my book. I'm merely observing a lower primate consciousness.
These days the meaning of being "politically incorrect" is to be rude, insulting ad racist when in actual fact being politically incorrect does NOT mean that. Plain vulgar rudeness and bad manners is not being politically incorrect; it is just gutter ethics.
Who finds it funny: rude vulgar sociopaths who don't possess empathy.
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