Rude, just plain Rude.....

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Rude, just plain Rude.....
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Sat, 02-12-2011 - 4:36pm

And she knows it.

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 5:22pm

I LOVE when you said "with her IQ waving at me" LOLOL!

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 5:37pm

Years ago,

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 6:04pm

LOL it made me LMAO when I first read it.

We had neighbours kind of like that when I first moved in here.

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Registered: 02-25-2002
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 6:30pm

Years ago, when I lived in S. FL, I was in Miami...I was still a newcomer and never liked driving in downtown Miami anyway, my son was with me....he was in a carseat so it had to be 20 years ago. I was on line for gas, my turn next and some mean looking guy cuts right in front of

 

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Registered: 07-29-2002
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 8:10pm

I think cars give a lot of people a false sense of power.

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Sun, 02-13-2011 - 10:02am
First the following doesn't apply to your situation cause you needed that spot for your Mom & you should have had it so that you could have helped her. Rude is Rude, no matter how it happens.

However in the last year, I have tried to take a new approach to "rude" people based on my DS's theory that what you put out into the universe comes back to you. So I go out of my way to be really sweet & nice to rude people. You cut in on me in the grocery line, then I move back so you have more room. You steal my parking space, I smile & give you a happy wave. This has actually resulted in a couple of pleasant comments & apologies from those rude people. I had great fun at Xmas going out of my way to let angry looking people go ahead of me during those last shopping days. It was fun to watch them look startled & then see some of their impatience slip from their shoulders. It actually keep me from being frustrated too.

I'm no saint, I only do the above some of the time as most of the time, I'm also rushing but I don't take what isn't mine.
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sun, 02-13-2011 - 10:44am

I walk a lot.

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Registered: 01-22-2004
Sun, 02-13-2011 - 12:49pm

I have had similar problems with my mom.

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sun, 02-13-2011 - 1:35pm

She has a Handicap Placard.

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Registered: 03-25-2005
Sun, 02-13-2011 - 7:26pm

Deenow is right on target. I know you were frustrated, and rightly so, but staring down the other lady only reinforced the bad behavior and could possibly have escalated into a road rage incident, something you didn't need when you are trying to watch out for your mom. When I couldn't find parking when my mom was recovering from surgery I put on the blinkers right in front of the store and helped her out. No one honked or gave me dirty looks - I guess because they could see she needed help and I also made sure I wasn't blocking traffic. Then as soon as she was safely out I'd find parking and run back to her. It's alot easier than getting worked up because of someone else's stupidity. It doesn't mean I don't sometimes get upset but I try hard not to sweat the small stuff :) and figure they will get their just rewards at some point down the line.

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