Saturday, July 23, 2011

Courtesy...It's Certainly NOT Common!

So lately I've just been getting annoyed about where society is moving right now. I'm sure that every generation goes through this at some point...thinking the next generation is in the wrong. But at the same time I don't necessarily think it's the younger ones a lot of the times it the older ones too. People in general can be so inconsiderate! Here are some experiences I've had recently that just keep coming back to my mind.

- While doing the monthly shopping at Costco earlier this month I came out to my van, loaded up the groceries and turned around to go put my cart away. Not only was the cart thing full, but two people decided to be super lazy (since there was a lazy person before them that didn't put their cart in properly) and just rest there cart up against the edge of the cart holder. In doing so they completely blocked a car into a spot. There was no way this person could have backed out. Can you say RUDE!!! I was beyond flabbergasted! Of course I fixed the carts and put mine in the cart holder and they all fit.

- We've gone to quite a few movies this month due to using gift cards, purchasing tickets through Groupon or going to the cheap theater. I love going to the's an escape for 2 hours. It seems like almost every time we go to the movies now someone (usually sitting right in front of us) HAS to check their smartphone and text someone. Really? You honestly can't sit through a 2 hour movie and NOT check your phone. Those stupid screens are bright and I paid to see this movie I want to see it and not be blinded by someone phone. If you can't tell I'm not a fan of smart phones or texting. In fact I hate texting and I don't see myself becoming a texter anytime soon. I don't mind it for a quick little, "I'm out front waiting" or something, but for a super long conversation I'd rather pick up the phone and talk to someone. I know that one day I will give in and buy a smart phone though. I do like them for certain things like finding a restaurant or being able to update my Cozi Calendar when I'm out and about. That would be cool!

-  There are also a lot of little things like someone cutting in-between you when you're looking at the grocery store shelves and not saying "excuse me". Or someone parking their cart right in the middle of the aisle and looking at you like your a jerk when you say "excuse me" so you can get by. Are manners are non-existent anymore???

Okay I know there are more, but I can't think of them...*stepping off my soap box*


Momof2 said...

I agree with you 100%! I hate when I am shopping, and people are giving me stares, and dirty looks cause I am looking at the food on the shelves. It is like they don't care, and I better move or else. I feel like telling them I can stand here and look at the bread all I want go around me, but being the nice person I am I keep my mouth shut. Plus it is scarey these days. You never ever know how someone could react if you made a comment. I even try to not look at people in other cars when I am at a stoplight.