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What ever happened to being courteous and thoughtful?

We were coming home last night from watching the fireworks and OMG the ignorant people in the other cars. There were almost 4 accidents and that was while we were trying to get out of the parking lot.

And it was people driving SUV's that were being pushy and shoving their way in between cars were there wasn't enough room.

What is it with drivers now-a-days that they have to act this way? Even witnessed someone getting out of their vehicle and starting to yell at another driver because they wouldn't let this other person in.

What has happened to courteous and being thoughtful instead of rude and ignorant?


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 6:33 AM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Holidays

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  • I noticed this last night too. We let out a car on the main road in front of us and the next driver in line after them nearly ran them over to be able to go out too. Then, they were texting and not paying attention and holding up the line sevearl times. I think this is what comes of being a society that worries too much about self esteem and not enough about common courtesy - we have created generations of gimmies.

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:36 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • People are so rude, so much worse now then ever. its sad isn't it?

    Answer by jenn4443 at 6:36 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • As society changes, so do the people that live in it. :(
    I find myself disappointed in people multiple times daily!
    If we all let love guide us nobody would have to wish for world peace, it would be the norm.

    Answer by teardrop_7060 at 6:37 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Know what ya mean, thats why we stay home and celebrate.

    Answer by Sarah961 at 6:37 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • There's been a real increase in this as well as bullying. I think that we're teaching kids and trying to be advocates for our needs and this is a side-effect of what been happening.


    Answer by JSD24 at 6:59 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Well, i just don;t even think about it and i just go in. i try to ask and people don;t ask any more. they just try to get in. some just spoil it for the rest of us.

    Answer by lambdarose at 7:12 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Everyone wants everything in an instant.
    Think about it:
    Automactic doors, no need to wait for the older lady to open it for her, just push pass her the door will open
    No need for dinner together, waiting for a home cooked meal. There is fast food on every corner
    No need for real conversation, there is text, email and sites like this one
    No need it saving for something, working hard for something, we have credit, we want it now & get it now
    This could go on and on!!!
    Think about how technology, has made our life easier but has also changed who people are....

    Answer by SassySue123 at 7:27 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

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