Fed Up With People At Times

Umbrella Girl

Now we see through a glass, darkly; (1 Cor 13:12)
This morning I was crossing a busy road, and while my side of the road was clear, I saw a Jeep headed my way on the other side. He was still far enough away and had plenty of time to slow down to allow me to cross. But as I crossed and reached the opposite sidewalk, he leaned on his horn for several seconds. Totally uncalled for and obnoxious…:mad:

When grocery shopping, I’ve been increasingly noticing the rude responses I get when I very politely ask an elderly person if I can get past them in an aisle. They’re the ones blocking the entire aisle with their carts, but when I very nicely ask to get past them, I get dirty looks…:rolleyes:

I just had to vent a little. I could keep going, but I’ll leave it at that…:nope

No wonder I love animals so much…:confused:
 

Wally

Choose your words carefully...
Next time take your German shepherd to the store. I love Lowes - really neat dog shows.

If you find people standing in the aisle not moving, offer them CPR.

If you get looks, give the face freezing like that warning.

Some people are just grumpy, others have had someone mess up their day. Be nice, share a smile, offer help. Or move out of NYC.
 

JoyJoyJoy

I Shall Not Be Moved
Dh use to get aggravated at Walmart grocery. 2 people would have the aisle blocked while they stopped to 'visit'.

Sorry this happened, Umbrella.

Our grocery store is getting busy and crowded this week.....people already shopping for Thanksgiving. I would say 95% or higher are polite and nice, especially if you give them a smile.

As for drivers blowing the horn, I don't like that. The noise startles me and unless there is a legitimate reason, I think it's rude.
 

Andy C

Well-Known Member
This morning I was crossing a busy road, and while my side of the road was clear, I saw a Jeep headed my way on the other side. He was still far enough away and had plenty of time to slow down to allow me to cross. But as I crossed and reached the opposite sidewalk, he leaned on his horn for several seconds. Totally uncalled for and obnoxious…:mad:

When grocery shopping, I’ve been increasingly noticing the rude responses I get when I very politely ask an elderly person if I can get past them in an aisle. They’re the ones blocking the entire aisle with their carts, but when I very nicely ask to get past them, I get dirty looks…:rolleyes:

I just had to vent a little. I could keep going, but I’ll leave it at that…:nope

No wonder I love animals so much…:confused:
My wife used to take her elderly mom grocery shopping, and her mom was totally oblivious to those around her and would block the entire isle with her cart while looking for something. Of course in her case, it was unintentional.

Intentional rudeness by many surrounds us when we venture out of our homes. However, I do all my shopping early in the mornings before evil awakes.

My wife has the worst luck when out driving as it seems all the crazies cross her path. We joke that their is a team of bad drivers who communicate with each other, and make plans to disrupt her driving whenever she goes out.
 

Umbrella Girl

Now we see through a glass, darkly; (1 Cor 13:12)
The sin nature is alive and well, isn’t it?

From the very young to the very old…age makes no difference…

In fact, as far as the so-called “innocence” of children, I suffered at the hands of children more than any other age group. I was a shy, quiet, chubby kid and constantly tormented at school because of it. Especially in gym class. Kids telling me I was ugly, “helpless and hopeless,” and that I should just kill myself. Or pelting me rocks as I walked home from school. Yes, the “innocence” of children has remained with me throughout the years and has had far reaching effects…

I don’t mean to turn this into a pity party. Just needed to get it out in the open…

That was 45 years ago. Nowadays, the bullying is so bad, that kids really do kill themselves because of it. So heartbreaking. I wish I could wrap my arms around every bullied child…
 

Bedra1958

Well-Known Member
This morning I was crossing a busy road, and while my side of the road was clear, I saw a Jeep headed my way on the other side. He was still far enough away and had plenty of time to slow down to allow me to cross. But as I crossed and reached the opposite sidewalk, he leaned on his horn for several seconds. Totally uncalled for and obnoxious…:mad:

When grocery shopping, I’ve been increasingly noticing the rude responses I get when I very politely ask an elderly person if I can get past them in an aisle. They’re the ones blocking the entire aisle with their carts, but when I very nicely ask to get past them, I get dirty looks…:rolleyes:

I just had to vent a little. I could keep going, but I’ll leave it at that…:nope

No wonder I love animals so much…:confused:
This seems to be prevalent everywhere... rudeness, self-serving actions, cutting in line, blocking aisles... the horn honking was totally unnecessary... This world is getting more rude, selfish, and obnoxious with every passing day. Too many "Me First" folks if you ask me...
 

Mocha Latte

Well-Known Member
I so hear you! Over the years I have noticed people getting ruder, more distracted, and more self-involved. I think the angry keyboard warriors have turned civilization to a mindset that it’s ok and even applauded to be rude and terrible to your fellow humans.

I think most of us can see it for what it is, which is to say evil growing and becoming emboldened. It only gets worse and worse as the world grows darker. It’s also the reason we are called to be the light.

But yeah, it seems totally uncalled for when people do terrible things to others who didn’t even do anything to them. One of the more extreme unprovoked examples was when I was walking my dog on the shoulder of the road. I was on the opposite side of the road (so not even “inconveniencing” them by being in their way) and they flipped me off. I hadn’t gestured or done anything, so I assume they were having a bad day, maybe? It just seems crazy to me the way people go out of their way to be hateful and inconsiderate to others.
 

Wally

Choose your words carefully...
You know, people are pretty stressed right now, not an excuse but that's a reality.

At times I've found that choosing kindness (and being discerning of when to just move on) has softened some responses and it's then that I see a person who's really struggling.

It can turn into a , "can I pray with you" moment.
Sometimes that is all people want. Patience and some kindness.

And for the sour grapes out there... maybe they need squeezing - a hug by the right person.


Proverbs 15:1 HCSB
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.
 

Umbrella Girl

Now we see through a glass, darkly; (1 Cor 13:12)
Sometimes that is all people want. Patience and some kindness.

And for the sour grapes out there... maybe they need squeezing - a hug by the right person.


Proverbs 15:1 HCSB
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.
I agree, hugs are wonderful. But unfortunately, not often feasible. Unless you know the person very well. But with strangers…not so much…;)
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
Sometimes that is all people want. Patience and some kindness.

And for the sour grapes out there... maybe they need squeezing - a hug by the right person.


Proverbs 15:1 HCSB
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.


This is so true. There's been times where a soft answer, rather than a retaliatory, reactive one has found me listening to a tough story someone's pouring their hearts out with.

And then, wonderful moments of sharing my own and how Christ has been so faithful to me. Those moments can be great Gospel sharing moments or just pointing to Jesus moments.

I come away wondering if that cranky person might have been a divinely directed interaction. :nod
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Around Fairbanks I can drive 45 on the rural roads between my home and town and it's rare that another driver will demonstrate being upset. When I come up on someone going even slower I just slow down.

I've already noticed that in the Cheyenne area drivers aren't very forgiving in comparison. I figure after I finally move to the lower 48 I'm gonna be faced with a lot more of the world than I am now.
 

Wally

Choose your words carefully...
Its regional. In the Coal region people stop to let you make a LH turn.

On the interstate, draft a Tractor trailer and let the NY,NJ maniacs blow by.

Other places, when school busses are moving, most drivers are well behaved.

But at rush hours it can get testy.

I'm trying to find a used Cadillac Gauge Commando or a nice dump truck for my next vehicle. Strykers are still in high demand by the feds.

And MRAPS are too $$$$$.
 

Aiyanna

Well-Known Member
My mom often likes to remind me that "in those days, the hearts of men will grow cold".
Last week I was trying to merge over into the left lane. I let a vehicle pass and then slipped in behind them. I did briefly notice the car some distance behind then had sped up, but didn't think much of it. I still had plenty of room.
Next thing I know the car is so close I can't see their headlights. They sped out from behind me. Cut in front nearly causing an accident and slammed on their breaks. Not 5 seconds later they had to speed across the 3 lane highway to avoid missing their exit.
To say I was rattled would be putting it lightly. All I could think was "they just HAD to be THAT kind of person, didn't they Lord?"

I think we'll see more and more people growing cold, hateful, and rude before the end.
 
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