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Advice for Personal Encounters with Rude People

Advice for Personal Encounters with Rude People

Through out the course of life we all have encountered different situations concerning rude people. In The Macmillan Reader the authors state, “Many social commentators have observed that discourtesy is on the rise.” Well, these terrorists have been discourteous to the American Nation. Aside from these terrorists, my everyday encounters with the public validate that people as a whole are discourteous to each other.

Whether I have ordered food in a restaurant, been shopping in the store, or been driving down the road, someone at any one of these times has done something to upset me. Many people are as polite and courteous as we would expect them to be. They will go out of their way to make an individual or individuals happy. It could be the dissatisfied customer at the cash register, or the person driving beside them on the freeway, or the people they live with. In any case their objective is to avoid confrontation if at all possible. Other times I have come in contact with the rudest people I have ever seen. Most of the time there is nothing that can be done about these situations.

Just the other day my girlfriend and I were driving down the Interstate. We were in the passing lane coming upon a car in the right lane following a truck hauling chopped wood. My girlfriend was driving, and we were fairly close the other car. When the driver of the car pulled out in front of us to pass the truck, the car came within inches of hitting the front of our car. Needless to say, my girlfriend was very unhappy about this, considering that was about the fourth time someone had cut in front of her in this manner in the past three weeks. I have found that so many drivers are not as careful as they should be. Many have problems eating or trying to talk on the phone while they are trying to drive. This takes part of their concentration away from driving causing them to swerve, miss turns, or pull out in front of others.

Another personal experience I have encountered with discourteous people is in the grocery store. I usually go to the grocery store...

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