So I’ve talked a bit about this in prior posts, but I have issues
with everything with people who seem to disobey every social norm in public spaces.
It shouldn’t surprise you (or maybe it would?) that I was a sociology and anthropology major in college. I love trying to figure out why people in groups act the way that they do.
So let’s talk about physical and social spaces. They are very much related. We interact in public space so there are certain norms of how to behave. I think I will someday write a book called:
How to Be a Better Person, or something along those lines.
Here is a rough outline of my chapters:
Chapter 1: Yes I know you’re in a hurry and have much more important things to be doing, unlike me…. I’m just going to work so I guess it’s OK for you to drive on the shoulder to get around me and a hundred other cars waiting patiently.
Chapter 2: You control how much space is between yourself and the person next to you (AKA, me) so please get your hand/purse/cane off of my butt.
Chapter 3: Yelling at cashiers is not cool. Not now. Not ever. Don’t make me relive Target lady on you.*
Chapter 4: Your child is trying to kill me by blocking the exit/kicking me in line/punching me while you read People magazine. Thanks for making me never want children.
Chapter 5: No one wants to hear your loud and obnoxious cell phone conversation.
Chapter 6: I didn’t ask for your opinion on (insert: my life/my tattoos/my lifestyle/anything) so please keep your mouth shut.
Chapter 7: The drive-thru was not created so that you could order 14 happy meals and 7 big macs without getting your *** out of the car. It’s rude (and lazy) to do this in the drive-thru.
OK so this could go on FOREVER. Seriously.
Get a clue rude people!
*I think I have previously shared the Target lady story. Someone remind me. If not, it’s worth sharing.