A short rant about rudeness, a very British problem!
With today being Mothers Day, the prospect of spending the day stuck in the house had me somewhat sad. Therefore, I decided it was high time H and I made use of our National Trust membership and got out for a quick frolic in the countryside.
One of H’s all-time favourite places to visit is Hare Hill in the heart of Cheshire’s golden triangle, Over Alderley.
Upon arrival at the newly refurbished entrance hut, a very excited H darted to, what looked to be the back of the queue. Although apparently, it wasn’t!
Slightly to our left stood a very well dressed older lady, with I assumed her daughter and two fluffy yappy ginger dogs.
I realised we might have just pushed our way into the line of people. I immediately apologised and stepped backwards.
Well! The look I received, no acknowledgement of the verbal kind I was simply observed.
Anybody would have thought I had let off an enormous stinky, disgusting fart, the way she looked at me. I must admit this took me back a little!
By this point, you’d imagine I might have been offended. Quite the contrary, I wasn’t. Honestly, I felt quite sad for this lady. Can you imagine what it must be like to feel such contempt for others you deem not up to your standards?!
Like a gang of happiness sucking, vampire leeches infesting you. Urgh!
As a nation of apologisers, I was sure this had to be part of our genetic code and bred into every one of us.
Had I been in this situation I would have responded appropriately. I would have apologised for the fact I needed to be apologised to, and let whoever know not to worry.
Just goes to show no amount of money, fancy clothes or big cars can buy you manners!
I do believe, however, there is a lesson to take away from this, and it’s one everybody should remember. Never I repeat NEVER let any other person no matter who they are, how well-off they look, how high powered their job is, where they live, or vehicle they drive make you feel any less of a human being.
What others think of you really is none of your business and has everything to do with them.
You are alive, you are important, you are unique and your bank balance does not define you.
Kindness is free.
Start spreading love as opposed to hate and you will see improvements in every aspect of your life.
On a side note, I did let a rather handsome young chap driving a fancy Bently out at a junction on the way home. He gave me a thank you wave and smiled gratefully. Wealthy people, you have redeemed yourselves!