Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Oh, for the love of people

Life would be so boring if it weren't for people.

1. Yesterday, grumpy man was walking down the parking lane in front of Walmart going toward his vehicle. He was inbetween the back end of the cars and the middle of the lane, pushing me either right near the bumpers or the center of the parking lane, which is the part I chose to walk down. As I passed by him, we made eye contact, so I figured he was move over a tad bit so I didn't have to remain in the middle of the lane. He did not. Instead he chose to ram my shoulder with his shoulder and decided that a small "growl" and the evil eye would be a better response than an "excuse me" or "sorry". I could've been the bigger man too but as my grandmother use to tell me, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all.".

2. The same situation as above occurred in the afternoon except both we we're both in our cars. The other car was in the middle of the lane and the person was on the phone. As I drove up the lane, I chose to not move since I was on the correct side and at the last moment the other gentleman decided to move. His response was a smile and a small wave. I'm just glad he decided to keep his one hand on the steering wheel while he decided to wave to me.

3. I watched people take things out of the shopping cart of others so they didn't have to go to the aisle that had the same product. I watched as someone cut in line at the restroom in order to go to the restroom first.

Many other situations such as these occurred throughout the past few days.


  1. All of which just makes good ol' fashioned civility so much more welcome when you experience it.