by Madeline Laughs
I’m not sure where some people get their sense of entitlement, but I’m just not buying rude anymore. All filled up over here with rude. Can’t fit even a pinch of rude in here today or tomorrow. I’ve had enough rude to last me for the rest of my life.
They send nasty emails. They post mean comments online. They are snide, snarky and abusive.
They have just got to go!
All of the advice I’ve seen online asks the offended to try to be understanding, calm, but firm, and to excuse the abruptness of someone who could care less about your feelings. You are supposed to ask them “Why?”
Why do you think it’s okay to be rude to me?
Why are you being a jerk?
Why should I even give a shit?
Here’s some sound advice. If someone is rude, move on. Don’t bother asking them what their problem is unless you really want to know. Most of the time a person’s rudeness has absolutely nothing to do with you.
If someone is consistently rude to you, avoid them. It’s that simple. This person is not your friend, so don’t give them friend benefits. They’re rude for a reason and it’s probably because they don’t like you. So move on.
Don’t give it a moment of your time. It’s not worth it to try to figure it out. Instead of saddling yourself with someone that can’t show you the respect you deserve, find someone that does and focus your attention on them.
Rude people don’t deserve you.
Don’t buy rude.
Even if it’s on sale.
- On Being Rude (fibercompulsion.wordpress.com)
- Rude. (jackieeatworld.wordpress.com)
- Three Ways to Deal with a Smart Aleck (and other rude people in your organization) (scotteblin.typepad.com)
- I’ll tell the waiter to tell him he’s wanted on the telephone (pw201.livejournal.com)
- Getting and Giving Respect Online (webroot.com)
- [Infographic] Social Media Hostility on the Rise? (marketingpilgrim.com)
- “The High Cost Of Rudeness” (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)