Monday, 23 February 2015

How Rude

This post may come off as more of a rant... and for that I apologize in advance. 

I have impeccable manners. Always. I drill my children to be considerate of others. When we're at a restaurant, I stop my conversation to thank the waiter. I let the person behind me with only 3 items go ahead of me at the check out. At the movie theater, I put my phone away. 

What brought this post on was a few events that have happened to me recently. We went to the movie theater a couple weeks ago. My husband, myself, and our two boys (10 and 8). We went to see SpongeBob, which let me tell you, is even worse on the big screen. Anyways. It was packed and we had to sit at the bottom section. But it wasn't bad cause we got the very back row, so the entire rest of the section was open in front of us. We're sitting there, minding out own business, eating popcorn and whatever, and a group of people walk in. Two grown men and about four kids. So, I look over at my husband, because you know what's going to happen. They walk in front of us, and one of the adults looks back, realizing he's in our way and scoots down. Wow. Okay, maybe I was wrong.  But no... his friend does the opposite. He stops directly in front of my eight year old. I'm not joking when I tell you he stood there talking to his friend. Stood. There. My son looked at me and was like, "I can't see.". 

Something else about me. I'm a nice person. Almost to a fault. But fuck with my kids and I have zero patience. So, my face got heated, I could feel the flush forming on my cheeks, the tell that I'm about to lose my shit, and I said, "Excuse me!". Of course the idiot didn't hear me, and I said it again louder with no result. Hubby, who was sitting a couple seats down, then takes matters into his own hands, gets assholes attention, and said asshole finally sits down. And the funny thing is, he didn't apologize... assholes friend did. So now I switch seats with my son cause he still can't see even with the guy sitting in front of him. 

Crisis averted, right? Nope! Now it's time for the wives to finally show up with popcorn and drinks. And guess where they sat? On the other end where there is nobody else behind them... next to their children? Oh no, that would make too much sense. They sat right in front of us. So, I said, "Jesus Christ.", got a dirty look from one of the stuck up women who cares about nobody but herself, and my son and I moved seats... void of rude ass people in front of us. 

You may think I sound like a bitch for making a big deal out of this, and I know in the big scheme of things, it's not a big deal, but really? There's nobody else in the hundred other seats, and they have to stand and sit directly in front of the only four people who are there? I just don't understand people and their selfishness. I would never do something like that. I'm considerate of others. Maybe I'm a pushover or something, but I actually treat others how I would want to be treated. 

Next, I loved the movie 50 Shades of Grey. I saw it three times. If I, or other people want to talk to others and say good things about it, let us. If you hate it, start your own blog, or your own post or whatever, about how you think it glorifies sexual abuse. I cannot stand people who try to take over other peoples shit with their venom. This happens all the time on social media, and it drives me insane. 

Seriously, if you can't contribute something positive to a conversation, don't say anything at all. And by say, I mean type. Just because you're hidden behind a computer screen, doesn't mean people suddenly want to hear what you have to say. It's rude to assume people care about your negativity... and well, you know what they say about assuming.  

Lastly, what the hell is wrong with people who think they can steal an author's hard work and pirate it? This may come down to me being naive again, but up until recently, I had NO CLUE this was an issue. I've been learning more and more about it and it makes me sick. And for shits and giggles, I went to see if I could find any pirated copies of my book, and I found it on several sites. WTF? I stared at the screen for a minute before I freaked out. Then I laughed. Then I got a beer, then I talked to my girls. I mean, really, I have one book out... for three months. How desperate are people? It's ridiculous. Don't be a douchebag and illegally download a copy of a book. It's a simple as that. 

Okay, that should be all for today. Things like this that happen are reasons I love books so much. I can get lost in an imaginary world and pretend assholes don't exist. On that note, I have a book to finish. And please, if you go to the movies, don't be the person who sits in front of an eight year old boy and completely blocks his vision... an angry author may write a blog post about it. 

Now, please enjoy this clip that cracks me the hell up every time I see it. 


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