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An Open Letter To The Socially Inept

Updated on July 6, 2010


I don’t believe homosexuals are ruining America, I even have my doubts that right wing supposed Christians are ruining America. No, I believe I know who is ruining America. You, that’s who is ruining America. You know who you are, you are the people who don’t acknowledge when someone holds a door open for you, the ones who knock things off a shelf in a grocery store and leave it for someone else to pick up, you are the socially inept and here is an open letter to the socially inept – Don’t Get Me Started!

Dear Socially Inept,

I don’t know how the wolves managed to raise you but God bless them, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, they had no idea what they were doing. I’ve overlooked the fact that you chew with your mouth open due to your so-called upbringing and a host of other things but the time has come for you to realize that you are living in a place some of us like to call, “civilization” and there are a few common, let’s just call them courtesies that you should try to adhere to so that we can all get along, well, civilly.

When someone you don’t know but who is passing you on the street nods their head in your direction, they are not trying to kill you or sleep with you (necessarily) so the thing to do is simply nod back and go about your business. You don’t have to stop and chat, you don’t have to shake anyone’s hand, you just have to acknowledge that another person sharing the planet with you is acknowledging your presence, you moron. (Oops, that just slipped out)

If you are done with a Big Gulp or any other variety of beverage that comes in a container and you finish the beverage inside, quenching your thirst and adding those empty calories into your body for which you think watching The Biggest Loser will somehow drop off your body, when you have finished with it there are these things called, “garbage cans” for where you can deposit these used containers. The cup, bottle or carton does not belong in a parking lot next to where you had your car parked, they do not belong next to the garbage can because you missed the “three-pointer” you were trying to achieve in the thoughts that you are the Magic Johnson of the litter world, so do us all a favor and walk up to a garbage can (they’re located all over folks) and place the used container IN the garbage can.

Finally, there are these things in your car called, “turn indicators” when you depress the handle they make lights flash on the back of your vehicle to let the people behind you know if you’re going to the left or the right anytime soon so that they may drive accordingly. If you don’t use these at all, please begin to do so. If you are one of the people who only activate these “turn signals” after you’re all ready in the lane you’ve just moved into, it’s too late. I can’t use your turn signal once you’ve actually moved into the turn lane or have come careening in front of me causing me to have to slam my foot on the brakes in an effort to not shove my Mini Cooper and myself up your ass. Believe it or not, in most cases there are other people driving on the road too, that’s right, you are not the only one on the road and if you think I’m lying to you, try looking in that thing called a “rear view mirror” every once in awhile.

I know all of the above are foreign to you due to your upbringing or the fact that you hit your head on the toilet the last time you were throwing up from a night of Jello shots and greasy breakfast food at three in the morning but this is what the rest of us in this race called, “human” find to be common courtesies. They are the little things that make us believe that the world is going to keep on spinning and that we’re all going to find a way to get along with one another eventually. It’s not too much to ask for, just a little too much for you to give at the moment because you’re a moron, socially inept but the rest of us have hope for you asshole (and I mean that in the nicest way). An open letter to the socially inept – Don’t Get Me Started!

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      asheleyfriend 5 years ago from Killeen, Tx


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      Ivona Poyntz 5 years ago from UK

      Great hub. P &Qs, anyone

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      Soldieringon 6 years ago from Hemet, CA

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      D'ArcyOliver 7 years ago from effort :/

      Oh, bless you for this post. I work in a food store... so don't get ME started! Let me just say though... people eating food they haven't paid for yet WHILE they're doing their shopping, then leaving the empty container on some random shelf, still unpaid for. Or the air head mothers who let their children eat fruit which needs to be weighed (1- I ain't touching it now. 2- it weighs less after they've devoured half of it). Really. What on earth is going on with people anyway? I can see maybe one instance of lobotomy occurring, but all of them? Now you got me started!

      And spitting in public... there are simply no words.

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      Amber 7 years ago

      LOL at your response to "you can't rush a 4-year-old." Dude--I have kids. My response is the same as yours. If you don't want to dress them, pick them up, and plop them, then allow yourself an extra hour for prep. Duh!

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      TheMoneyGuy 7 years ago from Pyote, TX

      This is why I live in the middle of nowhere and have to drive 30 miles to do my shopping. Good Hub.


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      Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

      HIT THE HEAD ON THE TOILET AFTER DOING TOO MANY jELLO SHOTS! Ah, THAT's the explanation!!! LOL, you crack me up, I love it.

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      somelikeitscott 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      Wow American Romance - you're so wrong you must be Right (Wing of course)! No need to say anymore, right?!? Or left?

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      American Romance 7 years ago from America

      I never noticed this type of behavior untill the libs allowed millions of illegals coming into the country! They have no manners and allow their children to scream and touch in public! As far as homosexuals are concerned they only destroy the family unit! and then the right wing conservatives are of course the ones trying to save your sorry asses from yourselfs!

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      somelikeitscott 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      Let it out Ladyjane - I once had a friend who was late for everything and her response was always the same, "You can't rush a four year old." My response was, "Really?!? Can't you just dress them, pick 'em up and put them in their car seat?" She always was quite disgusted with me and would remark, "You SOOO obviously don't have children!" And then I would roll my eyes!!

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      Scott loved this rant and agreed with you wholeheartedly, I also agree with the spitting on the sidewalk and people who still throw things out their window as they are driving such as cig butts. When I was a hairdresser I remember getting people in to get stuff done that would take a couple of hours and they would bring their toddlers in with them, so something that would normally take 2 hours would take 3 because of the chasing of the kids who would knock things over and run around the salon and the mother would just pretend it wasn't happening. Oh man I could go on and on like Earth Angel. Great hub, cheers.

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      somelikeitscott 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      EA - And started you were! I just kept reading thinking, "I'm glad she's getting this out of her system!"

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      Earth Angel 7 years ago

      Another Home-Run Mr. Social Graces Scott!!

      I agree with you totally!! Here are a few of mine!!

      The people who haven't cleaned their car since 1972 and park next to you, but fail to notice you are still in your own car, and proceed to open all their cars doors smashing into your finely kept automobile?? I watch their faces because they still haven't figured out I'm in my car and there is no 'oops' no remorse, just behavior as usual!!

      And those who DO see me after banging into my little car, don't show any more regret than those who are oblivious to my presence!!

      The people who feel all retail establishments are merely playgrounds for their children letting them run wild knocking things off shelves, rubbing their ice cream covered hands all over pristine glass display cases, playing hide and seek among the clothing with dripping snotty noses!!

      The people who feel paying $1.99 for a Happy Meal entitles them to maid service for their screaming brood as they leave trails of food, ketchup and soda not only all over their table, but under it and on five other tables as well as their children use all surfaces for food-finger-painting!!

      The people who still smoke (in this day and age??) and still feel it is okay to stomp out their cigarette butts on whatever public floor or carpet they happen to be standing!!??

      Those, of course, are the same people who still practice the fine art of spitting when ever the 'need' arises, also on public floors and carpets!! Or someone's lovely plants!! I witnessed this one at the bank just yesterday!! A mother oblivious to her teenage son spitting on everything while they waited in line for the next available teller!!??

      These are the same people who go on vacations in other countries and represent all Americans!! They trash hotel rooms, letting their bed-wetting angels sleep without the restriction of Pampers, and change poopy diapers on fresh bedspreads, steeling everything not nailed down believing that their payment of $59.99 for the night entitles them to everything they can carry!!

      This would be a GREAT Hub for people to share their experiences with the Socially Inept!!

      Thanks for "Getting Me Started" Scott!!

      Blessings Always, Earth Angel!!

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      Sabrae 7 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub! I agree 100%

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      Amber 7 years ago

      The nod/smile/eyecontact thing is what I miss the most when I leave ABQ to visit LV (which I try really really hard to do only when someone dies and not for any other reason but I did violate this self-imposed rule recently to attend a dear friend's wedding). How was that for a run-on sentence?!