Sunday, March 9, 2008

On Courtesy

Of late, I hear people complain that we have lost the ability to be kind or courteous. I don't think so. I think the world is too Kind and courteous to an extent that it is annoying. You'll know exactly what I mean when someone asked you in the break room "how you doing?" when you have this serious preoccupied look on your face and you really want to say "Fucked Up - do you really care, and can you really help?" but have to say... "Am fine, thanks. And you?". Just get your coffee and leave. Don't bother me, right?

I also hate it when people open the door and wait for you when you are like 5 feet away and actually have to double up your speed FOR them. Just keep moving man... I am not in a hurry and whenever I get to the door I can open it myself. What the hell is wrong with you people?

Above all I hate the courtesy we need to maintain at theatres. Do people actually wait till at least 10 people laugh so they can all join the crowd? I sometimes find things amusing that unfortunately the rest don't - and I have to hide the amusement inside a chuckle just to be 'courteous'. Why can't I laugh aloud and not worry about being rude?

All this is beyond me. But I agree, am just an odd ball. And rightly to Judie's gift to me - I AM diagonally parked in a Parallel Universe - and it is my problem not yours!

So be Kind and love the world!!!

- NOT another 'simple southy'.... Just call me a Madrasi...

Keep the Cheer!!

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