To Rude People
If there’s one thing I dislike more than anything; it’s rude people. Especially when it’s unprovoked too. Most of the time it just stuns me because I’m never expecting it. I always seem to think everyone will generally be alright with you unless you do something quite clearly wrong to make them angry and want to respond in a negative way. Sometimes I can just be going about my day and keeping my head down and someone wants to stir things up. It’s so frustrating.
I have definitely gotten better at responding to rudeness though. My best strategy is to stop and not say anything for a few minutes and let myself collect my thoughts. That way I don’t sink to their level and can keep things cool and rational. You’ll probably think that’s a given and the obvious thing to do but judging from past experiences, not a lot of people do this themselves. Can’t we all just be nice to each other? It’s summer after all; the happy time of the year.