Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just getting something off my chest :)

Manners, Manners, Manners.
It is not hard to be polite. 
It absolutely amazes me when my own wild and crazy kiddos have better manners than most adults I meet these days (in person & online.) Wal-Mart hosts the vilest of people at times. A simple “excuse me” seems to escape their minds as I get cart blocked from the frozen veggies. Or an “oh, I’m sorry” as their cart rams my heel leaving me to feel as Achilles must have felt.  Instead, they turn the other way and ignore any wrongdoing. 

Don't even get me started on parking lot etiquette.
This is not ok.
Just because someone has a tiny car does not give you the 
right to bud in on their parking space.

However, Wal-Mart is not the only place with these types of people, oh no, not even close. I have witnessed a disturbing level of rude behavior on blogs and usually not by the blog authors, but by the followers/visitors. "Anonymous" is a bitch. Let us not forget that when we visit someone’s blog, we are visiting their home, their journal, their outlet.  Not only is it rude to attack the blogger, but it is offensive and intrusive. Would you go to her home and speak to her in that way? If the answer is no, then we should not go to her blog-home and speak with no filter. BELIEVE ME, I have felt the need, many times, to speak my mind and straight up say WTF WHERE YOU THINKING?! However, I do not. Maybe I am a dying breed.  

I typed this up a few weeks ago. I've wanted to post it, but thought it was best to wait until I was no longer upset.


  1. I'm with you. I even say "excuse me" to my cats because my parents brought me up with manners; I can't get my head around people NOT having been brought up to at the very least be civil to one another. Grr.

  2. I'm just always confused about what blog critics think they are going to change. If you believe in your opinion enough to be owning it in a space like this, you're probably not going to change it over a nasty blog comment! The internet bring all kinds of people, the crazy most definitely included in that.

  3. manners are like a... dying concept. i teach preschool, and at the beginning of the year during circle time i have to explain what the words "please" and "thank you" mean. here, it's common for a three year old to know what "pterodactyl" means, but not "please"...

    it's so wonky!

  4. I agree with you totally - it is almost like people forget to teach their kids manners - and then the ball is rolling. Rude kids = even ruder adults. I hope people start thinking about what their actions and words mean to other people.
    Happy weekend to you and yours, :O)

  5. I agree! If you don't have something nice to say...don't bother. Anonymous is a bitch and not a very subtle one (if there is such a thing). I feel bad when people get slammed on their postings. It happened to me once and it's hurtful.
    Way to get it out there! xo wendy


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