OK I know I haven’t posted in a while but, I have something weighing on me that I would like to express. My apologies if I offend any of you. That is not my intention whatsoever.
Have any of you ever heard the term “Mind your manners.”
When I was a kid, I remember mom snapping at us in restaurants for looking at people, staring, and watching people eat. Ok moral value. Right?
As I’ve aged, and I teach my children this same moral value, it irks the living bleep out of me how people my parents age, or older don’t follow this moral.
I’m sorry… My belief is:
- You mind your own business in public settings.
- Have respect for others boundaries.
- Mind your own plate/manners.
Why? Do I have a huge bill board above my head stating FREAK SHOW HERE TONIGHT!!! ….NO!!!!
It’s rude, crude, and inappropriate to spend an entire 50 minute experience staring at somebody without hesitating to make sure they know you’re staring.
Mom used to say, “It’s not polite to stare.” Great ethic I believe.
Nowadays, I see people her would be age now, and even older disregarding this moral as if it’s OK to make people feel uncomfortable in public. No one likes to be watched while they eat. Point blank. It makes for an extremely unpleasant experience.
This may not be something everyone was taught. However, I’m stating it publicly: I personally do not appreciate the lookie loo’s treating me like I’m on display at the museum.
The majority of the time, people just want to enjoy an experience outside of home. That is all. We are not a movie, TV show, nor carnival act to entertain others for their dinner. I hope this post doesn’t come off angrily, or mean, or rude… I’m pretty heated at the moment. I spent a day out-of-town, and came home late meaning a second out of home meal. Both experiences have me questioning, what the worth of going out to eat truly is?
So much MSG intake in food these days (I feel spoiled from eating at home so much) I felt like I was overloaded in sodium, while everybody and their mother watched me closely with dirty looks.
- Why are people like this?
- Why do they do this?
- Do they realize their doing it?
- Do they realize their being rude?
- Do they think it’s harmful, innocent?
I cannot stand to ask a waiter/waitress for something, and never get it. Who can relate there?
I came home and had the same experience. I’d say, “Grumble, grumble, grumble.” This Lady is bugged.
It takes great wisdom, inner strength and resolve to bite your tongue, and bite the bullet while it’s happening… That I do know. With the respect and morals I was brought up with, I know better. It may bug me, and I may give you the look of, “You’re being inappropriate right now.” But not be rude. What I find horribly rude, is being the person who sees you’re aggravating someone, yet continues to engage their nerves. How can someone deliberately continue to violate another’s personal boundaries, after seeing how frustrated it’s making them?
To change-up this post, now that I’ve vented, Let’s hear your thoughts!!!
- What are your epic restaurant failures and disasters?
- What are your restaurant ideals, morals, and manners?
I can say with confidence that I am not the only one.
I’m honestly looking for some answers here readers. Maybe this post will open my stream again, and i’ll post more but, I want to hear your responses to the above questions.
Also, you can admit to me if I am:
- Being overrated?
- Justified/ Unjustified?
What would you do in these situations, how would they make you feel?
With love: Me 😉