Ladies and gentlemen, today I’m going to rant about manners. Why manners you ask? Well, because WHERE THE HELL HAVE EVERYONE’S MANNERS GONE? I work in a retail establishment and I go to the grocery store which are legit the only two things that I can do during this pandemic and it looks like manners do not exist anymore. I understand that we have been living this pandemic life for almost a year now and people are tired and frustrated on top of the things that they were already dealing with before the world (besides Florida let’s be honest) shut down, but I can’t stand that every day almost there are mannerless people EVERYWHERE. Yes I wrote mannerless which I just invented right now. Hashtag new word. I am not talking about being yelled at because someone forgot to wear their mask in the store and I had to tell them to put their mask on and they hate wearing one so they continuously yell at me because that. No, I am talking about normal manners. Here are some examples.

  1. Trying to get someone’s someone’s attention by waving, snapping or knocking on a counter. Who ARE you that you think that it is appropriate for people to be approach in that way? In my honest opinion, that is probably the rudest thing anyone can do. Were you not taught patience or manners? Cleary not. Which brings me to my next subject.
  2. SAYING EXCUSE ME. If you have a question for someone, say excuse me, can you help me with this ? Or something to that effect… how hard is it to be polite? Same thing when you’re trying to pass by someone when you’re walking. I cannot tell you how many times I have been stepped on or pushed at work or at the grocery store when I been rammed into by customers and their shopping carts! Seriously people just say excuse me. I said excuse me three times to someone in the grocery store last week and she didn’t hear me since her head was in the freezer looking at Thai Express frozen wonton soup so I yelled so she could hear but didn’t so since there was enough room I decided to pass and she chose that exact moment to turn around INTO me. I said sorry and she gave me a dirty look. So it goes.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings. Look around. People are everywhere in public areas. Numerous people have walked into me backwards or tripped over me. TRIPPED OVER ME. I AM NOT INVISIBLE HOW DO YOU NOT SEE ME ? Okay, this isn’t really a manners thing, it’s an awareness thing which like still annoys me to no end.
  4. Be respectful. Always. I cannot stand when people are disrespectful. Especially when they are older than me and I’m in a higher position than them at work. Just because I’m younger than you, does not mean I am worthy of less respect or I am worth less than you. I honestly don’t give a fuck if you don’t like me. There are probably a lot of people who don’t like me but at least be respectful. Jesus. I always try my best to be respectful of everyone because there’s nothing worse than getting pointless attitude from someone.

Okay, rant pretty much over. Just people please make sure that you are nice when you go out because the workers out there as well as the other people out and about deserve respect not to mention we are all exhausted in our own way. Treat other people how you feel you should be treated. Make someone smile today instead of being their 10th eyeroll of the day. By simply being pleasant, you could make someone’s day. Think about that the next time you push past someone in a public place.

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