So, I’ve been thinking about starting this category for a little while. So I’m just going to jump in and do it. This first post will be a small list of things, rather than a whole post for each topic.
I do not understand the human race. I repeat, I don’t understand human beings. There are so many things that I honestly question every day. Human beings baffle me. They blow my mind. I don’t get them.
So, here we go! (Please note, these aren’t necessarily in order of confusion)
1. People who don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom;
So many of the worlds diseases are caused from lack of person hygiene. It literally makes my internals quiver. I feel like this will never leave my brain – one day I saw a lady and her daughter in a public bathroom. The daughter, who I would guess was 4 or 5, went over the sinks and told her mum she was washing her hands. The mother told her not to. Yes, you read that right. Told her daughter NOT to have personal hygiene. About 10mins later I saw them eating. With their hands. And I spent the rest of that afternoon hoping that that little girl didn’t get sick.
2. People who think that they are better than everyone else around them;
There seems to be an increase in self-entitlement. And I have no idea where this has started. But I cannot stand it. This can be so obvious, or really “subtle” as well. Can be anything from direct hostility and bullying, or all the way down the scale like pushing in front of people in a line/queue. Its downright disgusting. No one person is better than another. We are all people. Which means we all have thoughts, feelings, emotions. We all think, we all feel. We all have hard times in our lives, and struggle with things, have bad days, down moods, the list goes on. So how dare you look down your nose at others, or put others down, or push in front of people when it isnt your turn.
3. People who are rude to those who work in service industries;
This one kinda ties in with the previous point, but slightly different. This is for all the people that treat people in service roles as if they are not a person. This again could be a multitude of jobs; restaurants or fast food, retail stores, petrol stations, libraries, public transport, literally even members of the emergency services. Yes, you are a customer. We all are. But you know what? The customer isnt always right. Yes, I said it. The customer is NOT always right. And you also have no right to abuse and threaten people who are trying to help you. And you know what? Maybe they aren’t giving you the exact answer/response/solution that you want to hear – BUT, one they do NOT make the rules if they are on the frontline, and two you have NO right, I repeat NO right to speak to them inappropriately. They are just trying to get through their day like you are. They are people with feelings too. You might be frustrated, but its not that persons fault. Do not treat them like it is. Somewhere alone the line (and I really don’t know where this mentality came from) people got it into their heads that they not only have the right to personally attack the person “behind the counter”, but that it is essential for them to do so to have their issue resolved. Wrong. Ever heard the saying you attract more flies with honey? Its true. Be nice, and they are likely to go MORE out of their way to help you.
4. People who have no sense of personal space;
This one kinda speaks for itself… I’m sorry, but if I can feel your breath on my body anywhere, or you are making the hairs on my body stand up – you are too close. I don’t have issues with touching other people, but other people that I know. If I don’t know you, I don’t want you touching me. Simple as that. Respect peoples personal space.
5. Parents who let their children act like brats;
This one is a very fine line. And one that I am sure parents feel that people who do not have children can have an opinion on. But we do. You are not doing anyone any favours by allowing your child to behave like a diva. You are bowing to their every wish, and your child then gets this sick sense of entitlement. They will go through life being the assholes mentioned in point 2. Not to mention watching kids in public throwing tantrums, abusing others and being inappropriate.
This one again is pretty self explanatory. Guaranteed if you are starting your sentence with “I’m not racist, but..” there is like a 95% chance that the rest of your sentence is in fact racist. People who have a different skin colour/tone, born in a country different to your own, speaks a different language to you, has different cultural and religions beliefs and traditions to your own, does not make them a bad person. It makes them different, yes, but not bad. No two human beings in this world are identical. So how about instead of being racist and discriminatory and hateful you view it as an opportunity to expand your horizons and learn something new. It won’t kill you. You may even like it.