Friday, March 3, 2017

I wanted to bite someone the other day

I was getting something off the shelf and some wannabe tough guy in a hurry reached up to get the same item which I suppose is OK but he stuck his arm about a quarter inch from my nose without so much as an excuse me.

"When I got out of high school I went into the army for a hitch," I said. "That was followed by about fifteen years in Alaska as a commercial fisherman and I have been a merchant seaman ever since. I am a fifty year chain smoker that has not had a smoke in well over a week. Please continue your poor manner at your own peril."

He looked somewhat shocked. I guess he has been getting away with poor manners for quite some time now.

"You would look foolish beating up an old man," I added. "You would also look foolish having to explain how you got bested by and old man getting ready to collect Social Security. Now show a few manners."

There really wasn't much he could do but wander off.

I wish more people would call people out on bad manners.

We'd all be better off.

To find out why the blog is pink just cut and paste this: NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE WRITING OF TODAY'S ESSAY

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