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Behavior of Others

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The past couple of days, I have spent time with family in settings that involve a lot of other people. I went to my niece's high school graduation and to a Tiger baseball game. I couldn't help but notice the behavior of others and how different and inconsiderate other people can be.

At the graduation, the principal started the ceremony off by stating that everyone must behave themselves and be respectful of others. No yelling out at the students and stay in your seats. I thought it odd that a principal would tell parents this. But, sure enough, the ceremony was stopped a few times and the statement was repeated. How hard is it to let everyone hear and see?

We had good seats at the Tiger game. When we arrived, people were sitting in our seats. The people in the row behind us had come to the game on a party bus. It was obvious that the party had started at least an hour before the game. Knowing that they didn't have to drive home, they weren't worried about how much they drank. From the start, comments were made to everyone walking by, including comments on my pregnant daughter. One guy was eating peanuts. The shells were all over him and the back of my friend. After the 5th inning, we could not put the tote bag by our feet. A full beer had been spilled under our feet.

How many of us have heard the "cackle" laugh that immediately grates us like nails on a chalkboard? Why is it that this type of thing gets worse with alcohol? Edith Bunker immediately came to mind.

I don't want to be judgmental of others. I'm not sure why I seem to be this way more lately. Is it because of my stress level? Is it my age? Do I just need an attitude adjustment? Things to think about...
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  • v STRONGERLEANER
    Some people have feel entitled. They feel like the world owes them.

    We could all benefit from a little more kindness in the world.
    755 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
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    756 days ago
  • v STEVEN2GO2
    A few rotten apples can spoil the whole bunch. I am sorry for theses experiences you had to endure! I do not enjoy people who think the only way they can have fun is to ruin an event for others!

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    756 days ago
  • v JANTHEBLONDE
    That was so nice you were able to attend your nieces graduation! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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    756 days ago
  • v C2BFIT
    I think we have a lot of immature adults around us. Grown-up doesn't always mean "grown-up". That's why I'm so encouraged whenever I see very, mature teenagers & young adults. They are out there! emoticon
    756 days ago
  • v RUNNING-TURTLE
    People are just ignorant these days. They all feel entitled to do as they please and not consider others around them. Hugs, glad despite things you had a great time.
    756 days ago
  • v GRNDMOM43
    Manners are no longer considered important to the general population. The ME attitude is all that counts. If it seems like it is a problem f our generation then we should be thankful that our parents thought enough of others to teach us. Just my opinion. emoticon
    756 days ago
  • v JAMIRBLAZE
    It was like that at my graduation over a decade ago as well. Including air horns and the announcements to stop.

    And I love live sporting events, etc., but hate them for the drunk idiots.
    756 days ago
  • v DIDMIS
    My parents us to be respectful and they themselves showed the example. No wonder kids are like that. How much of the screaming and crying do they learn at home.
    756 days ago
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