Rude behavior is on the rise in the United States; that’s what 79% of Americans say.This epidemic is spreading across the country as one rude act inspires another rude act, creating a rudeness spiral.Here's an example: Someone annoys us while we're driving to work by being a jerk on the road.
This person takes our grumpiness personally and becomes irritated, taking it out on the next person coming in the door, which sours their mood in turn. There is more to rude behavior than just everyday frustration.
Many factors influence a person's inclination to be rude, including having an impatient disposition, being in a hurry, or feeling like no one cares what they feel or say.
That said, rude behavior all boils down to one thing: It doesn't matter where you are, but if you're around people, blasting music is rude whether it's from your car, your home stereo, or in your yard.
We can all relate to how irritating it is to pull into a gas station where two or more cars are blasting their bass. It is normal for very young children to interrupt adults when they are talking, but adults should know better than to cut someone off while they're saying something.
It happens all the time at the grocery store, at public events, and at amusement parks. Skipping others in line shows that you think you are better than everyone else and that waiting is below you. Anyone who has been kept up all night by a barking dog knows how terrible it is.
You're trying to sleep and all you can think of is how inconsiderate your neighbor must be, to let a dog bark non-stop.
Parents with babies find barking dogs to be particularly irritating.
And of course there are those neighbors who let their animals tear apart your trash.
This should be a simple thing to do but parking lots are full of un-returned shopping carts. Behaviors like this help explain the obesity rate in the United States.
It seems these days that new generations are not being raised to respect their elders.
All people should respect those older than them (though it’s difficult sometimes because there are some cantankerous characters out there).