It is the Christmas time of year, so what better topic then being rude. As this time of the year, often brings the rudeness out, from even the nicest of people. Take for example what happened to me today. I was driving in the mall parking lot, and there was someone trying to get out of the line and into the lane out of the mall in their car. I slowed down, and allowed them some space to let them in. This is not a law or anything, but more of a courtesy you do from time to time and when it happens, you often get a small wave of "thank you." Not that it really does anything, but it makes you realize the person appreciated it. Well, they drove in and as they did so a young man in his teens yells out the window "f*** you a**hole" and they drive off. The person behind me honks for letting this happen and the person behind the yelling teen car speeds up to sneak two cars in, when I only wanted to allow one. I was not shocked, just proved all the more what I said in the title and know all to well, "being rude is not only accepted, but expected." I just got back from Disneyland this week, and experienced the LA rudeness of people cutting people off and all the lack of courtesy you can fit into four days. So the mall thing in this small town I live in, did not really shock me or seem out of place, after four days of LA.
Online, when people say rude things to you, you might in the beginning think "I can not believe someone who talk to me like that, when I do not know them." Then after a few hundred times of this happening, you learn to do like I do and just laugh at it. You don't believe what they say, your just no longer shocked someone would say such a thing to you. You accept it and in time you expect it. When I see Witnesses that I used to consider friends, their rude, and I expect that too. I guess the only constant I try to do in my life, is that when those times come up to let someone into my line in the parking lot or to hold a door open for a elderly person. I try to remember that I do not accept rudeness in myself, and for that reason I should not expect it to come out, just because it so often does with others.
However, have you noticed how much rudeness has become more common then not?