No Common Courtesy…

Is it me or people are becoming more selfish, inconsiderate and rude?  I don’t know if I look like a complete pushover or timid because I find it increasingly difficult to go to a public space without getting in some sort of conflict with someone. My last encounter was at the Bronx Zoo – this woman pushed her stroller on my daughter’s leg then claimed she didn’t see her. I almost had her neck but I said my piece and she halfheartedly apologized. Today, it was at Costco – wanted to get to an area that a woman was blocking with her cart. Did the right thing and asked politely to get in the space – the woman moved barely enough for me to squeeze in – no big deal I managed. To give myself a little more room I innocently pushed her cart 4 inches away and upon seeing this, the woman flipped out. Seriously? She claimed she didn’t hear when I asked for an excuse; then realizing she was full of it, she said I moved too fast before she can act… So which is it – you didn’t hear or I was too fast for you?  Well, not being one to hold my tongue, I let her have it – even told her her red painted on eye brows were impeding her vision to see clearly. Yes, I went there…. Really, no common courtesy anymore?

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