I must be getting old. I am noticing the lack of good - even decent manners more & more these days.
The last week has been especially trying on the nerves. It all started with a trip to Hobby Lobby. The girls & I went there after work and had filled our cart with some 90% off clearance holiday trimmings. As we got to the counter to check out it was pretty busy so we picked a line & waited our turn. The girls were laughing & playing with the stuff in the cart & having a good time. Hob Lob opened up another lane & people rushed over to check out quicker. We were unloading our cart of goodies onto the counter when I noticed the cute little old lady behind me that had 1 hank of embroidery floss. I asked if she wanted to go ahead of me. She looked at the kids & politely declined probably thinking we wanted to get out of there. I insisted she go ahead of us (although another lady had offered her to go ahead of her full cart after hearing our conversation, but our line was quicker) - we had a cart full & she was out the door before we were done anyways.
While leaving the store with the cart I had to finagle the door open - have you guys ever been to Hobby Lobby? The doors weigh a ton & aren't sensored. While I struggle with the door there are people coming & going out of the door next to me - not 1 person tried to help. While I glanced behind me I noticed a lady with 1 arm having the same struggle I was with the doors. Again no one helped her with the door. Once I got my cart thru I did go & get the door for her as well as she commented on their need for electric doors & I thought no - we just need more people with good manners.
The next day we went to the library. I had lost my card so I had to go to the desk for a replacement card. While I was getting my new card another person approached the counter. She told the librarian that she wanted to know how much the would charge her if she kept the book she had checked out. She asked for her library card or ID. She woman quickly gave her an ID. The librarian asked - did you happen to have your library card (she still had her wallet out) The woman got very rude and said - you said my card or ID - there is my ID. The librarian replied, yes, but it is easier to look up your account with your card. The woman grabbed her ID back and hollered at her "well I guess you don't want my money then!!" The librarian calmly said - well I guess not. The woman become even more angry and asked for her supervisors name. She replied "Ruth". Then the crabby customer asked what the phone number was there - the librarian started telling her the number and the women screamed at her - NO! You write it down for me! . And she did & the lady stormed off. I gave the librarian my number in case the woman did call & complain. It was crazy, like she went there to pick a fight. Who does that? Oh, and while looking for a spot to park we were cut off by some guy who speed thru & cut across lanes to park in the spot we were about to.
Then this morning I pulled up to the library to return a couple of books. I noticed someone had pulled in behind me so I put all of my books in & closed the book return door - only to find it was FULL and some of my books were jammed. So I tried to get them unstuck as quick as I could. I motioned to the lady behind me that it was jammed & she glared at me & pulled around to the next drop box, only she was so huffy about it she parked so stupidly that she couldn't reach the box & had to get out of her car. There was also a car behind her that I motioned to let know this box was jammed so he didn't have the same problem as I did. He just looked at me & peeled away.
Who are you people? Where are your manners?
I'll get into my Wal Mart story tomorrow. I'm just not up for it today.