I like to think we are all brought up with manners and an understanding of general politeness. After all, we’re British and it tends to be one of the things we’re rather good at.
Saying sorry when it isn’t our fault, not making a fuss when our order at a restaurant is wrong; and if like me you follow @BritishProblems you’ll completely relate to what I’m saying.
But recently I’ve stumbled across some rather rare individuals who seem to have been brought up in a barn far away from civilised behaviour, having left their manners behind in a trough somewhere along the way.
Well rude people, consider this the proverbial clip around the ear your mothers never gave you. Because rudeness isn’t cool or clever, or make you the superior human being, it makes you look like a complete tw*t!
Rudeness doesn’t get you anywhere… literally nowhere…well maybe pr*ck island, but I’ve heard it’s not the most welcoming of places and has some pretty rude reviews on TripAdvisor.
You’re never too important to be nice to people – Jon Batiste
Unless your job is to lose friends and alienate people, rudeness isn’t required.
In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen a job like that advertised yet;
“Are you a miserable person, then apply within.”
I’m sure if there was, I’d have a few recommendations anyway.
Of course, the biggest communication culprit of this is the dastardly email; there are still those who prefer to give you a good shun in a real-life as well, but get most of them behind an email and they grow what I like to call – ‘email balls’.
This intoxicating disease will encourage rude people to spread their negativity around the world at an exponential rate.
I’ve been on the end of a few of these, and at first I would quickly take offence.
“Who the f*ck do they think they are?” … “How rude!”
But it was only until recently when a sensitive friend of mine encountered the same thing that I realised there’s a lot more negative nancies in the world than fairy dust, so we all need to calm ourselves down a little.
As human-beings we all have to try our best to get on and be nice to each other, even when we don’t want to – that’s just life I’m afraid – and I know it totally sucks, because sometimes you would rather pluck your eyelash hairs out with tweezers than sit with a plastered fake smile as you attempt to be as nice as pie to a complete arsehole.
Call it a superiority complex or a power trip; it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do – rudeness is never acceptable.
As for my new take on those spreading negativity like Nutella, I kerpow it into the vortex of doom – or basically hit delete.