Dork-o-Rama: The Random Thoughts of a Total Goofball

Embracing the Dork Side....Because Life is Too Short to Take Yourself Too Seriously

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

We're living in a society here...!

We all experience it... the growing incivility of our society.
Loud cell phone conversations in public places.
Rude drivers.
People cutting to the front of lines.
Talking during movies.

You probably saw the survey published earlier this month, in which 69 percent of those polled said they felt Americans were more rude today than they were 20 or 30 years ago.

And conventional wisdom holds that it's younger people who are the problem, as they were supposedly raised by overly-indulgent parents, blah blah blah, in a time when manners weren't really emphasized.



I am fortunate enough to see a lot of live theatre and cabaret shows. And in most instances, the people who are having loud, disruptive conversations during these shows are OLDER than I am. People who, you'd think, were brought up in a time when manners mattered more.

People whose heads I'd like to knock together.

But that wouldn't be very civil, would it?