Why you gotta be so rude?

Don’t ya know I’m human too?  More people need to listen to this song.

Cause let me tell you.  If another country treated their President as badly as we treat ours, we would be sending in our military and taking over their country for “their own good”.

I am embarrassed by our country’s actions.

We elected this president.  Twice.  We as a country had the choice, and now we have to live with it.  Is he the best president?  No.  Is he the worst president?  No.  But he is most disrespected president that I have ever seen.  And for that reason, I am embarrassed of our country.

When they show his speeches, and one whole side of the room sits on their hands the whole time, and sometimes even boo him or shout at him, that is blatant rudeness and disrespect.  We should be showing a united front, to our country and the world.  What makes us any better than any other country?  We can’t even agree to disagree.  So what gives us the RIGHT to sit in judgment on other countries politics, when we can’t control our own?

Obviously the people chose to vote mostly Republican this mid-term round of elections, which leaves us with a sitting Democratic President, and a Republican Congress.  That’ll show those damn Democrats!  And ought to help get things done around here.  Pfffft.  Of course, when Bush was the Republican President, everybody bad mouthed him.  So we elected Obama.  That’ll show those damn Republicans!  We seem to hate all our Presidents, no matter the party.  It’s like another civil war, with Democrats versus Republicans.  But with Obama, the dissenters have taken it to a whole new level.

I love how we look back and say what a great president so and so was.  Like Bill Clinton.  How quickly we forget the problems he had with keeping his zipper up.  Ahem.  (Makes us think the TV show Scandal is more than real.)But let Obama laugh and joke with a woman IN PUBLIC and people jump all over that.  Most of our previous president’s have had their own scandals.  The Bush’s are now pushing Jeb to the forefront for a run at the job.  And most people think Hillary Clinton will be making a run for POTUS.

Speaking of Scandal, or West Wing, or Madam Secretary, I think they do depict to some extent what indeed does go on behind the scenes in the political arena.  The President is usually not the most powerful person in the White House.

With all that said, I don’t care what your politics are.  It is a personal thing to many.  I do care how our country acts.  We act like a bunch of spoiled, entitled children compared to the rest of the world.  We need to unite, and make this country the best it can be.

All the Chicago Bears fans this week are saying fire EVERYONE because of their dismal performance and start from scratch.  Seriously, not a bad idea for our country.  I heard of some voters who purposely did not vote for one incumbent during the mid-term elections.  Get rid of lobbyists, war chests, pork, favors….you name it.  Do good.  Be good.  Make this a proud country again!

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Am I being rude to be offended by rudeness?

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Rude.  Rudeness.  A tricky word(s) to define.  Wikipedia defines it primarily as such:

“Rudeness (also called impudence or effrontery) is a display of disrespect by not complying with the social “laws” or etiquette of a group or culture. These laws have been established as the essential boundaries of normally accepted behavior. To be unable or unwilling to align one’s behavior with these laws known to the general population of what is socially acceptable is to be rude.”

Disrespect.  I had a boss who told me constantly that I was disrespectful to him if I didn’t agree with every word he said, especially in the realm of his over-the-top politics.  I felt that he was rude for even interjecting his maniac opinions into the workplace.

Inconsiderate. Insensitive. Impolite. Bad manners.  Inappropriate behavior or dress code.

Sometimes I feel like I am surrounded by rudeness.  And so many times I am offended by it, and want to say something rude about the whole situation.

If a child back talks to me or another adult, I want to say something to them or the parent to let them know it is offensive, and downright rude.  But that just gets me into trouble.  I watch and see how these kids manipulate everyone in their path, and their parents just ignore the behavior, thereby reinforcing it.  But it would be rude for me to say something about their rudeness.  I am not their parent, therefore I have no right to say anything.

If I’m with a group of people, and somebody says something rude, or does something rude, I feel as though I have to bite my tongue, because to call them out for it would be rude.  Again, it would be rude for me to say something about their rudeness.

If somebody cuts me off in traffic, it is rude for me to give them a rude gesture, because they would just give me a ruder one back.  One big giant circle.  Just perpetuating the rudeness.

If you spend a large amount of time getting ready to go to a fancy function, and someone else doesn’t, and looks inappropriate for the occasion, I think that is rude. But just say something and people get all offended.

And sometimes people say I am rude, for pointing out the truth.  Most people can’t handle the truth, seriously.  They think I am rude for even making the statement.  They just wanna continue to live in their own little paper doll world.  Just pretend nothing bad ever happens.

My sister says my mouth gets me into trouble all the time.  And it does, I will admit it.  I speak my mind, and sometimes it sounds rude.  And sometimes I mean it to sound differently but it comes out wrong, which is rude in itself.  I think I was shut up for so long in my younger days that now the damn has burst and I can’t stop it, lol.   Again, one big giant circle.

I just think that social manners have gone by the wayside.  When I was growing up, in the Catholic school system, we were tortured   taught manners and politeness by the nuns, who were still allowed to beat teach us how to behave even if our parents didn’t.  And at home if we talked back, we got a swift slap across the face to knock some sense back into us.  Now, I’m certainly not advocating this, but I think the pendulum has swung back too far the other way when it comes to raising your children.  Even as a parent you are not allowed to touch them.  There should be a happy medium.  You shouldn’t have to beat a child to get them to behave, but they should have a tiny bit of fear of consequences and whole lot of respect inside them for other people.

I would love to hear YOUR opinions on this, especially parents!