When I take a minute or two out of my day to graciously stop and let you into a long line of traffic before me, would you please just make the effort to give a small wave of thanks in return? That’s all I am asking!!!
Categories: A to Z Challenge, Manners, Modern Living
It’s the little things…thank you notes, acknowledging someone when they’ve made an effort to interact..yep, I feel the same way. DM
Doesn’t just annoy the snot out of you when people don’t make those acknowledgements?
Yes! The one that gets me is when people step out in front of you at Walmart (of course!) and force you to slam on breaks while they take their sweet time crossing, and no wave or nod of the head either of course.
I hate that!!!! Another reason not to go to Walmart. Or how about this, they are talking on their telephones, just having a wonderfully, jubilant conversation and haven’t a clue that if it was not for your love of humanity and all that is good and wise, their butts would have been smeared right in front of the Super Walmart entrance.
I like to get real close to them…I have a Prius, so when I’m in the parking lot it’s usually in electric vehicle mode, so you can’t hear me coming. Gotta actually be watching where you’re going, but the look when they finally glance up from their phones and see that they’re inches away from being hit 😳😳
Ha, that’s brilliant. Sneaky little quiet car. And I bet they still don’t say thanks.
Good for drive bys, too, or so I learned in Weeds 😃
Oh my gosh, I love Weeds. Just finished watching it with my boys. Great, educational stuff to be watching with your children, right? I loved that thing with the drive-by and the Prius.
Haha! Well, now they know what’s up if mom starts acting strange 😀
I am afraid it would most likely be an imperceptible difference – because I am already so strange.
CAN I GET AN AMEN?! Im that crazy woman that yells then flips you off, THEN rides your ass for being a snot nosed driver..then I’ll honk if im really pissed. Or when I get the finger for being nice…wtf?! I really hate people… 😤😡😤😡
How funny. Or how about this. You try to psychically analyze if the person is a “thanker” of an “expecter”. If I think they might be a “thanker” I will let them in, but if they look like an “expecter” (like they EXPECT you to let them in) – forget it. I will do everything in my power not to let them in. Anyone on a cell phone falls under the “expecter” category, because they do not have enough hands to wave a thanks. I won’t let them in either.
YEESSSSSS! Even little old ladies i analyze-and 9 times outta 10 they’re expecters. UGH TI THE LOT OF THEM
And you would think little old ladies would be thankers, just having been raised in a different era. Maybe they are expecters because they think since they are elderly every one should treat them a certain way and they don’t have to do anything in return.
A smile or a wave goes a hell of a lot further than they think. And I think expecting adds to the sense of entitlement that runs rampant now..so sad
Totally agree. And don’t get me started on the SUV drivers in the car rider pick-up line at the schools. Talk about expecting, bad-tempered, impatient, rudely behaved people who harbor a major sense of entitlement. One of the plusses of having teenagers that drive. I no longer have to do the pick-up, drop-off shuffle.
*hangs head in shane* I can be one of the impatient drives when I pick up my kids. But others stupidity and bad-tempered driving just out right pisses me off. Im there early to get my kids. My kids’ schools have really good shuffles-it’s the OTHER idiots…SHEESH! (But I drive a Volvo 👍👍👍)
I am so glad those days are behind me.
Im that mom that tells her son “Say no to drugs. Stranger danger. Make good decisions.” Every day when I drop him off. I get an eye roll and “I love you mom” so I can’t be doing too bad. LOL. I love the extra time in the mornings with my kids. I just don’t like the idiots that don’t adhere to the “every other car” rule…pick your battles, Sass!