September 15, 2013

it takes a lot.....

{it takes a lot to make me want to peck out your eyeballs}

i love target.
i hate rude and selfish people.
today at target, everyone was in la-la land, which seems to be the norm lately.

people, if your children are kinder than you are, paying attention to the fact that YOU have left your cart in the middle of the aisle again, learn from them. if your children say excuse me and please and thank you when YOU should be saying it, learn from them.

adults, you do not have the right to just walk right out in front of a moving vehicle in a parking lot because you're in a hurry or texting. if your kids are doing this, it's because they have seen you do it, so stop yelling at them and teach them instead.

if you don't have your coupon with you, guess what? you can't use it. so don't waste the cashier's time asking if you can use a coupon you don't have with you and expect him to explain why not.

target is not a playground. just because it's raining outside does not give you the right to let your kids run loose through the place like it's a gymnasium.

more and more i'm aghast at the rudeness that i seem to see in so many people. almost everyday i go out and almost everyday someone has done something in a rude or obnoxious way in which i truly believe they think they are entitled to do just because they're breathing.

what has happened to our society?

i hope everyone reading this lives in an area where they can't even begin to relate to what i'm talking about. where everyone is beyond kind and full of manners that just ooze out of them.

if you do, please let me know where that is...i'm moving there.


  1. are you kidding me? I live in lala land each and every day..this town is the worst to begin with and then all the other states send their A** H**** here to visit..sigh... no wonder we run over so many tourists.....

  2. I live in Chicago...must people are rude here too. And always in a hurry!

  3. HA! My husband and I were just talking about this today!! OMG don't get me started. What has happened to common courtesy? I need to do a blog post on this too. I get riled up every time I go out the door. Idiots! Lots of them!! UGH.

  4. ...I don't think anyone has found that Utopia yet... I grew up in New York and live in Connecticut. It's pretty much the same everywhere and unless someone's got a magic wand that will change the way people think, we're stuck with it. We can set a good example though... and counterbalance the rude crap with the decency and respect we wish to see in the world. HOpefully someone will be paying attention.

  5. La,la, land seems to be the norm these days. Sometimes I find myself visiting there although I hope I'm not obnoxious with it.

  6. All you girls need to come to the south where we are full of manners and say please and thank you...well a few years back that was pretty true but unfortunately our Target is pretty much the same as yours these days....but it seems it's not just Target but most any running wild, teenagers with phone stuck to their heads or fingers and where are the parents.....well lots of them are just as bad and and can be just as rude.....I guess we just have to show them how it's done because I refuse to join the camp of the rude and ill mannered...Do we all feel better now?

  7. seemed like everyone was happy, polite and cheerful at the farmer's market we went to today....gotta love farmers :)

  8. I agree with Nancy that Southern folks are generally pretty good with manners, but sadly I think that society as a whole is degenerating. A relative of mine who is from Michigan lived in the South with her dad and step-mom for a few years and learned to say thank you, please, yes ma'am, yes sir, no ma'am, no sir. Would you believe that when she went back to Michigan as a teenager the teacher thought she was being sarcastic when she said it?! A note was sent home, and they met with the principal. Ultimately, she had to refrain from being polite to keep from getting in trouble at school.

    If you want to test out the theory about Southern politeness, come down for a visit! My door will be open to you and a pitcher of sweet tea will be waiting on the porch.

  9. I had to come to find that place you are looking for...a tiny little village on the seacoast of Zeeland in The Netherlands on the island of Walcheren where everyone walks or rides their bikes. My neighbors don't own a t.v. and read the Bible after a great dinner and discuss it even if they have invited you. They just do what they always do. One of the most moving evenings I have ever had last Wednesday. Not everyone does this but a lot do. Good post, Beth. xo Jenny

  10. I'm coming me a seat!
    I think you hit the nail on the head
    'entitled' . Like they have some God
    given right to not follow the rules
    or laws or show kindness or respect...
    etc... that somehow they are above all that.
    And please will somebody please tell that
    lady walking around the store with a screaming
    child that just because they have learned to ignore
    him or her doesn't mean the rest of us has nor
    should we have to..... You are not alone my friend!
    Hugs! deb

  11. I am sorry that you have suffered rudeness as the norm. You could move to mid-Wales?

  12. That's why I shop on Tuesday mornings....when almost no one else is around.

  13. Yep, see it more often than I'd like. I try not to let the bad manners of others get the best of me, but it usually ends up doing just that! I have found that less rudeness exists in Baton Rouge than in Dallas, but it still exists. If you find a place absent of it, please share!

  14. I couldn't agree with you more. The other day I was waiting at the deli counter at Fresh Market. Eventually the employee walked up to me, and greeted me by saying: "what?" Not kidding. I just killed him with kindness, as I see this as the only way of controlling my inner rage. Thanks for validating all of our experiences with this post!

  15. I'm pretty sure I live in a place where manners and kindness are still par for the course, usually anyways. Parents learning from their children is always a good thing, because they are so innocent. (Well, when they're not having temper tantrums that is!)

  16. Pretty sure it's world wide -- sadly.

  17. Hi Beth! This is my first time to your blog...whoops. Bad day, huh?

    My first car accident was in a grocery store parking lot. I backed out and someone decided to get around me anyway. That is scary! I can totally relate to your annoyance.

    I wanted to visit because of the title 'be yourself...everyone else is taken'. I might use that sometime, I LOVE it!
    Hope tomorrow is a better day. It was so nice to meet you :)

  18. Yep, pretty much sums it up :) LOL!

  19. Hi dear Beth,
    You are sooooo right here my friend. As much and the more I pay attention not to 'disturb' others it seems the total opposit is happening to me. Grrr)&^%###$%^&* you know what that meant but I don't swear (out loud). Anyhow thanks for sharing this it makes me feel not seeing this on my own. Well I guess we are the teachers here. ;)
    Hugs and happy weekend.

  20. it sounds like they've all recently visited Denmark, as that's how people behave in stores all the time, like they're the only ones in the world. it is very disheartening.

  21. I have gotten very good at seeing only the takes effort and blinders but I try and it usually works.


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