What do you do about public nuisances?
Entitled broad on Metro North train flips out
We all wish that every single one of our experiences in public places (movie theater, library, train, restaurant, etc.) are without incident or disturbance. From time to time, someone rubs other people the wrong way. Whether it’s talking in a theater, blabbering on the train, crying babies at white tablecloth restaurants, and so on.
In my years on this planet, I recall “back in the day,” it was rare that any of the other bystanders would get involved – but at the same time folks were more courteous in general. But you just dealt with it – and it usually passed with minimal incident.
Nowadays, I see two things “trending higher” – and that’s the number of folks who have very little concern for others (i.e., with any of the examples mentioned above), there is definitely a greater sense of entitlement around. At the same time, there is also more of a “crowdsourced” gang mentality when it does come to these inconsiderate “respect offenders.” I’m not 100% sure if it’s cause/effect – but I’m not thrilled with either. What next? Are we going to start bashing each others heads in if we’re just slightly disturbed?
Take this snooty broad on the Metro North train recently. She was apparently gabbing on the phone, and supposedly used some profane words. A train attendant approached her and she became bitchy and bragged about her education. Watching this video just confirms my fears that the human race is in danger big time. There are so many things wrong with this on different levels.
- The declining respect people have for others.
- The “police state” of our country – you can barely walk to the corner store without offending someone or breaking one of the dumb rules out there.
- The fact that the video went viral – and become stories on sites like this. Really, there are many more important things to worry about… but I digress.
- What ever happened to just simple “dirty looks” or a simple “shhh?” Do they not work anymore?
- Do you see some of the potential downfalls of being “connected” to practically everything at every moment of every day? It’s just getting too easy.