Stupidity or simply a lack of common courtesy?...

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  1. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

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    I've been pondering on this subject for a while but I finally decided to ask more people what they think of the subject. :)

    When standing in line at a crowded supermarket or other store with multiple checkout lines or lanes of travel I'm constantly aware of where I'm standing so that other people can pass by. I call it courtesy. I was taught this at an early age when my mom, grandparents and great-grandmother told my little butt to get out of the way of others. :eek:

    Others seem not to care... :rolleyes: My wife and I were attempting to get through the front isle of a local supermarket tonight pushing a grocery cart (aka: "buggy" where we live) with our son riding along and several people just blocked the isle of travel and wouldn't move until we said, "excuse me." At that time they said, "oh sorry" and moved aside. Why did it take us asking for a way through?... :confused: Isn't there such a thing as common courtesy any more? :confused:

    At work various management members have meetings on the production floor throughout the day to cover what's currently going on. One of the largest meetings is at a point at the front entrance of the plant. People use this walkway to exit the building routinely. Operators use the exit to go to break. I use the exit to walk back to my office after visiting a production area... It would seem to me that supposedly educated individuals would have the common courtesy to maintain the walkway and allow a constant flow of people through the area even while having their meeting. Most people try to maintain an isle but there's always several people who stand right in the way and don't bother to notice that they're blocking people attempting to pass.

    So, I have to ask... Is it stupidity or simple lack of courtesy? :confused:

    Do any of the rest of you feel as I do on the matter? If you feel differently, what's your take on the situation? Have people lost all common courtesy?... :( Am I overly conscious of how my actions affect others?... :confused:
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  2. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    I'm in agreement with you. I was raised the same way.

    They are blissfully unaware most of the time, living their lives in "condition white." No one exists but themselves.

    They drive the same way. These are the people that accidents "happen to."

    They are the opiate drunken masses. And they will be the cannon fodder.

    Only a few are awake.
  3. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    im the same way as you are. and i think other people are just inconsiderate. they have only one person on their mind. themselves
  4. Bobitis

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    I guess it depends on what one considers stoopidity, vs ingorance, vs courtesy.:rolleyes:

    If I'm a business owner, I'd say get out of the way. These customers pay your wage.

    It's all about the money.

    Stoopidity? FIRED!
    Ignorence? FIRED!
    No respect? Fired!

    Show me the money.
    If you can't, you're fired.

    Respect begets respect.
  5. ponycar17

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    In the work situation that's what bothers me most. Operators have a short time to take a break. With educated idiots standing in their path of travel as they attempt to take a break it dumbfounds me why some can't see that they're showing their workers a TOTAL lack of respect by their action, or rather inaction. It's amazing... Oblivious, stupid, discourteous, self-centered, narrow-minded, whatever it is... It ain't good. :rolleyes:
  6. hkruss

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    I'm with you on this Pony. It does seem that many people have no manners or consideration for others.
    How about the "moving road block"? You know, when you are at the mall and there is a whole family in front of you spread out line abreast, and they are shuffling their feet along at .05 miles per hour. Another thing is when you hold a door open for someone, do you notice how many have the courtesy to say "thanks"? What I do when they say nothing is to say "you're welcome" loudly, and smile at them just to see their reaction. Sometimes it shames them into saying thanks. The rest of them are just A.H.'s I guess!
    This may seem petty to some, but to me, it shows lack of class and manners.
  7. oldogy

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    Wake up folks, wake upl
    graehaven pretty much covered it as I see it.
    oldogy
  8. artabr

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    I'm in complete agreement.
    Sunday morning I ran into this:
    2 joggers running down a 4 lane road, running with the direction of traffic. One is running along the far right curb. No problem.
    His buddy is running down the center lane. He was not crossing the road as this was his position as he passed in front of my house AND 6 blocks later when he shot me the bird for blowing the horn at him.

    Call it road rage, call it whatever. This is one time that I wish that I would have been in a truck with some large mirrors. Whacking this arrogant SOB in the back of the head would have almost been worth the jail time. :mad:



    Art
  9. kutaho

    kutaho New Member

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    Clueless.
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    Cattle prod:D:D
  11. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

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    What a bigot! We know who you are talking about!:D:D:D:D:D

    I think sometimes these folks are oblivious. I have many times said "excuse me" to have them quickly vacate the path with an apology. Sometimes it is arrogance. A manager for example may think he will demonstrate his superiority by being rude to an hourly worker. Ignorant, stupid, how many other reasons?

    I once had a crowd of women blocking my way when I was in a hurry and very angry. I shouted "Make a path!" at near the top of my lungs, shoulda seen them hop, hop, hop, hop! As I stormed by one of them said "You don't need to yell." I responded "Yeah, I guess I could have shot my way through!" Bad idea. I had to answer questions about that one.:(
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  12. artabr

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    That would work. ;) :D :D

    Even better.
    I coulda done a drive-by tazering. :eek: :D
    Leave him floppin like a fish in the middle of the road. :D :D


    Need to file this thread for future reference. ;) :)


    Art
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  13. kutaho

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    :D:D:DFOML:D:D:D
    flopping like a fish
    :D:D:D
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    Don't even get me started on THIS one:mad::mad::mad:
  15. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Another sign of the de-civilization of mankind. You see it everywhere.
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