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I agree cell phone don't create the problem... they just gave another outlet for already rude people.


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    Of course, I always used to laugh at people that always claimed, 'When I get drunk, I turn into such an . . . . '

    Whatever, you were one of those BEFORE you got drunk, you just got yourself an excuse, and a poor one at that!

 

    Sorry, that was my old 'bouncer' life seeping through.


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Update on Gavone's.

This morning all the first floor windows had been broken, and a note left behind.

"The Italians in this nieghborhood find your name insulting"

The return threat has already been issued. Heck of a way to start a new business.


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Couldn't they have gotten the point across without breaking windows? Sounds like it is going to be a war.
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Couldn't they have gotten the point across without breaking windows? Sounds like it is going to be a war.

I agree. So many people seem to disregard other people's values and other people seem unwilling to have their values deliberately stepped on.

 

Even an occasional accidental affront to someone's beliefs is getting dangerous.

 

Maybe we all need to think about this when we see something that makes us mad and when we see what makes someone else get mad. Why can't people look for the reasons and see if there is a way to prevent violence by trying to understand why the other side is angry and work out peaceful solutions?

 

What I find that usually works, as long as said sincerely, are the words, "I'm sorry."

 

For an apology to work though, it requires that people try harder not to offend in the same way again.

 

I will be posting something within a few days, on another thread, which relates to this post.

 

 

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Couldn't they have gotten the point across without breaking windows? Sounds like it is going to be a war.


That's the ironic part Questmaker. What kind of fool opens a business and goes to war with his potential customers?

These are frustrated, hard headed people. They talk about honor and respect but show little. They see little outside themselves. Both sides of this "war".

There was a film a few years ago with Forest Whittaker called Ghost Dog, about people who follow creeds that no longer relate to the world around them. Largely that is what I see around me. People chasing "the good old days" that weren't really that good. Unhappy in a world that is foreign to them only because they choose not to be a part of it.

The tighter we become crammed together in this city the farther apart from each other we get. It's bizarre, sad, and true.

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That's the ironic part Questmaker. What kind of fool opens a business and goes to war with his potential customers?


That certainly showed lack of sensitivity and brains on the part of the business owner but it is a shame that the neighbors had to sink to his level.
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Ive always thought it best to be polite to others. I think that the ones being rude just make themselves look very bad really, and they might not stop to think that they might be treading on someones feelings with their behaviour.   

 

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Ive always thought it best to be polite to others. I think that the ones being rude just make themselves look very bad really, and they might not stop to think that they might be treading on someones feelings with their behaviour.



I think that it's not a matter of them not stopping to think.. It's more a matter of them not caring in the first place.
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Ive always thought it best to be polite to others. I think that the ones being rude just make themselves look very bad really, and they might not stop to think that they might be treading on someones feelings with their behavior.



I think that it's not a matter of them not stopping to think.. It's more a matter of them not caring in the first place.

 

     Once again, it all goes to upbringing and culture. Of course, we like to assume the rude person doesn't care, but put it into context of their social norms. Perhaps they are French? lol, but seriously, maybe they were never raised to follow what others think of as 'rude'. Maybe THEY think WE are the rude ones!

     On the other-hand, if they are just cold-hearted little , then they ARE just rude. But won't telling them that run the risk of hurting THEIR feelings? Well that would seem to put us in a quandary, do we inform them of their rudeness and take the chance of hurting their feelings OR do we remain quiet (which, in my view is DIShonest, and therefore even MORE rude). Remember, there is not always a way to say something without hurting a feeling or two, and when there is no way except to hurt that feeling, is it better to say nothing and be dishonest, or to say something and be considered rude yourself? Hmmmmm . . . . Oh I know, just say what needs to be said and apologize for any hurts later. That way, in the end, you will still be honest and the other person MIGHT not be rude anymore.


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A Sweet Lesson In Humanity

Years ago, a 10 year old boy approached the counter of a soda shop and climbed onto a stool. "What does an ice cream sundae cost?" he asked the waitress.

"Fifty cents," she answered.

The youngster reached deep in his pockets and pulled out an assortment of change, counting it carefully as the waitress grew impatient. She had "bigger" customers to wait on.

"Well, how much would just plain ice cream be?" the boy asked.

The waitress responded with noticable irritation in her voice, "Thirty-five cents."

Again, the boy slowly counted his money. "May I have some plain ice cream in a dish then, please?" He gave the waitress the correct amount, and she brought him the ice cream.

Later, the waitress returned to clear the boy's dish and when she picked it up, she felt a lump in her throat. There on the counter the boy had left two nickels and five pennies. She realized that he had had enough money for the sundae, but sacrificed it so that he could leave her a tip.

 

The Moral: Before passing judgement, first treat others with courtesy, dignity, and respect.

From "A Lifetime of Success."
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Very nice Kirock.  Now if only EVERYONE would read this story....


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Great story   It would be nice if everyone could be polite and peaceful worldwide.  Hopefully that will happen some day.
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Bringing this back up because of a holiday commercial that irks me. It's the one with all the stars decorating a mall for the holidays. Jessica Simpson accidentally unplugs the power. Her response? "My bad." Since when has 'my bad' become an acceptable substitute for 'I'm sorry'? Is it so wrong to say that you are sorry? Are people too proud to admit when they have made a mistake that they have to come up with a substitute phrase. I realize that my bad has been around for more than a few years but it still gets under my skin when I hear it.

I'm sorry for the rant but I couldn't help myself.

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