Skip to comments.Am I the only one that notices LAZY ignorant people?
Posted on 07/05/2011 9:54:35 AM PDT by mikelets456
Man oh man. What is happening to our society? Where are all of these people coming from all of the sudden? People parking in Handicapped spots that walk completely fine and then pull down the placard as they drive away. Ignorant people that cut in line at the deli, amusement park or shows. Parents on cell phone calls as their crazed kids run around uncontrollably. I ain't perfect, nor am I one of those people that said "when I was young..." Because I feel a lot of these teens have more "manners" than most adults and younger kids. WTH is going on? There is no shame and when you confront these people they completely act as if you were not there and ignore you! I find it amazing and it is getting worse at an alarming rate. Does anyone else notice this?
Yes, every day.
Consider yourself lucky.
It’s been like that here in RAT country since I moved here in 72. But the weather and cheap living is enough to compensate.
I’m in debi Blabberman Shultz’s district! Couldn’t find ruder people.
You are witnessing the fruits of the steady moral, spiritual breakdown this country has been going through for the last 30 years.
The liberal voting base having some “ME” time.
Strangely I’ve noticed it is worse as the recession has wore on. You’d think that’d make people shape up.
Personally it seems right now this nation is without any rudder whatsoever due to our Dear Leader who is undermining everything the country is at every turn. I think there’s a subconscious trickle down effect.
You mention people parking in handicapped spots who walk fine but I will go you one better. Where I live I am constantly seeing people who think the curb right in front of the store is there special designated spot. In front of the supermarket, the laundry mat, and nearly everywhere I am seeing this trend. I cannot understand why the police arent doing anything about it. It is pure laziness and hinders everyone else. I am many times tempted to tell them off but dont need the possible violence that may result.
Last w/e, the house 2 doors down had a large party. About 30 cars. So around 11pm, was in my garage and heard (what I thought were) girls screaming. So I went out front and stood in my driveway in the dark.
2 20-something women and 2 12 y/o boys were walknig down my sidewalk. When they passed me, I heard one say to the boys, you better watch out, he’ll call the cops on you because your black.
Can you believe it?
>> People parking in Handicapped spots that walk completely fine and then pull down the placard as they drive away.<<
How could you possibly know if they were handicapped or not? I had a heart attack a few years back and post-op I could walk just fine — for about 50 feet. Then my heart would start pounding and my breath became shallow. I needed to park close just to conduct my day to day business. When I recovered I discarded the placard.
There are a lot of handicaps you can’t see. Just because someone appears OK to you doesn’t mean he/she is OK.
Got judgementalism a little?
We are all surrounded by the ignorant and lazy every day. It never bothered me when I was younger, but as I age I seem to be less tolerant of B-S.
Maybe you are just getting old? :)
It's been going on for a long time, and I hardly think it began with Clinton, but I think his administration is when I first became really aware of it.
"It depends on what the meaning of "is", is." -- B. Clinton
"Everyone gets one free grope. It's not a sexual assault if it stops there." -- NOW
And apologies began to take on a definite flavor of: "I'm sorry -- very sorry -- that I got caught."
The powerful people get away with just about everything, and everyone wants to be powerful, so everyone assumes that they will naturally get away with anything too.
The other day, there were kids running wild in Walmart - imagine that. They thought the dog food shelves were a jungle gym. After trying to get around them to buy some dog food and having their grubby little noses and shoes all over the packages I finally told them to get off because people didn’t want to buy their germs. Of course, that’s when mama finally showed up. I just looked at her daring her to say a word - she didn’t.
What gets me is the little old ladies in the grocery line who butt bump you with their carts. As if that’s going to get them through the line any quicker. I usually keep my mouth shut because I was taught to respect my elders, not that they deserve respect, and I tell myself they’re blind and can’t see my big fat butt.
Society goes downhill ss the dress code goes downhill. People leave the house looking like slobs. The attend church in shorts and skimpy tank tops. Don’t even get me started on how they massacre the English language.
If you have the handicapped placard, it is supposed to be removed when driving. My mother has one and while it may appear that she is “OK” she is recovering from a hip replacement. If we are in a new place or a place where she knows the distance/terrain might be difficult we will use the placard so she can move around without much assistance. I am not as quick to judge the handicapped placard people as I used to be.
The rest of your comments though are things that make me crazy. The worst is the full cart in the “12 items or less lane.”
If the curb in inside the store’s parking lot, it’s private property so the police aren’t going to do anything.
>>Where I live I am constantly seeing people who think the curb right in front of the store is there special designated spot. In front of the supermarket, the laundry mat, and nearly everywhere I am seeing this trend.<<
I don’t know what that means, exactly. Sorry.
Such folk would do well to acquaint themselves with the facts. Then such folk spend more time thanking God that they do not qualify for the use of such spaces and less time whining and bitching about people who do.
Not all disabilities are visible to the casual observer, true. However there is wide spread abuse of the handicapped tag program.
I’ve seen too many people park in the handicapped spots and then go running in to the store to believe otherwise.
>>When they passed me, I heard one say to the boys, you better watch out, hell call the cops on you because your black.
Can you believe it?<<
If I were you, I’d have called the cops! ;-)
Re your keywords: Fat does not equate with lazy and ignorant. Throwing that in is rude.
YES - how about this story. Went to the beach this weekend. Was sitting on under the umbrella when this little boy runs by and then stops a few paces away, turns around and starts crying “Mommy!” Got up and rushed over and asked him if he was OK and confirmed he was lost. I took his hand and we started walking through the crowds of people and asking him if he saw her anywhere. He told me they were staying in a blue tent so I started searching for those. After about 10 minutes and probably a football field away, here comes this man who says “He’s mine...” I knelt down and asked the boy if that was his dad? the man said “No, I’m his uncle...” He said thanks and took his hand and started leading him away. I wasn’t satisfied with this because the boy had asked for his mom and he still looked confused. So I followed them back up to their tent and a lady came out. She casually asked, “Where was he?” The man replied “Some lady found him.” So I walked up to her and asked, “Are you his mom?” She replied “Oh yeah. I was in the ocean with him one minute and then next he was gone.” I was shocked. I asked how old he was? She said he was 3 1/2. WTH!!??? This stupid woman is hanging out in here freaking tent while her toddler is missing on a HUGE beach rather than running up and down the dunes screaming his name, asking people to help or getting the lifeguards to help. I couldn’t believe it. I think I must have given her a death look or something because she started making up more excuses about having to watch her OTHER kid blah blah blah. THEN as I was walking back completely floored by this, several people stopped me and said, “Oh we saw him walk by too, that was nice of you to find his mom.” WHAT THE HELL!!??? These people saw this poor kid walking by looking lost and they didn’t help!? Yes...people suck.
It crosses all age, color and ethnic boundaries. Gimme gimme gimme and have someone else pay for it. Adults who live with their parents on a long term basis. People who view taking care of their neighborhoods as the government’s responsibility. Trash on the ground and no one picking it up. Everyone waiting for someone else to make their lives better. And way too many people boiling over with resentment that they haven’t been handed the good life. The world not only owes them a living but owes them their dream life. I could go on and on about this topic. I better stop before I blow a gasket. It suffices to say that the Number 1 Reason I am a conservative is because I am sick of everyone sticking their hand out and expecting someone else to provide them the good life.
Yes. Every day. No one has respect, fear of consequences, and no morals.
My Dad used to say, “If you allowed yourself to get surrounded by idiots, whats that make you?”
I am not calling you an idiot.
But there are days when I simply look around in amazement. I used to point it out to my kids and say, “You see...you don’t even have to try real hard to beat these folks in the game of life.”
>> People parking in Handicapped spots that walk completely fine and then pull down the placard as they drive away.<<
Reminds me of a comedy routine: “So, I see this guy park in a handicapped spot and he was perfectly fine, so I beat him up. Then when his mom got out of the other side of the car, I beat her up with her crutches.
>>When I recovered I discarded the placard.<<
You’re a better man than me. ;-)
I'm not that old but I'm old enough to remember when it was considered shameful to go on welfare, or get special accommodations for a "handicap", etc. It was considered honorable to work for a living even if your job was slinging hash at a diner or loading cargo onto airplanes (as my father did). No form of honest work was looked down upon and people were embarrassed as hell to show up at the supermarket with food stamps, so many made sure that never happened to them.
Now we hand out "food stamps" in the form of an ATM card and people go shopping with them proud as punch and have no desire to go to work lest the gravy train come to an end. Many able-bodied adults are content to grab a government check and sit around the TV at home.
On the subject of supermarkets, one thing I see a lot more of these days is those motorized shopping carts "for the convenience of our customers." Usually you got some fatso wheeling around in those things in sweatpants and sneakers, filling up the cart with Ho-Hos and Twinkies.
A lot of people have no pride in themselves, or feel shame.
Most curbs inside parking lots are designated as fire zones. It is illegal to park in a fire zone.
Prime example: the “poor” woman in Minnesota with 8 kids who, because of the state budget shutdown, isn’t getting her $43,000 a year in state aid.
I walked out of a food store one day and a lady was parked in a handicap spot. I looked for a sticker, there was none. As I was looking I noticed she had a sign board in the Back. she was a jazzersize instructor.
whats worse is they BREED!
I will not burden anyone with my list of maladies...suffice it to say that when I begged my doctor for a cure...she gave me the filled out paperwork for the placard instead and an apology.
btw...on the placard it states plainly that it needs to be removed when not parked as it blocks ones vision (which it does)...and new ones have the last few digits of your drivers license on it so if a cop asks to see your license (or DMV ID) and it does not match the number, there is a serious fine that can be levied.
sometimes the pain makes me limp like the walking wounded and other times...(the pain is always there) I can buck up and walk almost normally....I have a 10-20 minute walking time before I need to stop and sit...so I get a shopping cart to buoy me up if one is available....even if I dont need to buy more than one object...
Just saying...please do not assume.
Get off my lawn
The core observation is basically: Society has gone downhill and many people seem to think only of themselves and make no effort to follow accepted rules and standards.
And an overwhelming number of replies seem to follow along the lines of "How dare you criticize people who park in handicapped spots! You don't know my situation! My situation entitles me to do what I'm doing! Don't take that tone with me!"
>> Then when his mom got out of the other side of the car, I beat her up with her crutches.<<
That is freaking hilarious!
I know where you are coming from. I smashed my foot back in January. The doctor never actually told me how many bones I broke-I don't think he even knows for sure. Anyway, I have a temporary handicap card and believe me, I use it, because walking more than a few dozen feet is quite a trial for me even now. The problem is, since I was permitted to discard the walking boot I look perfectly healthy. I don't limp precisely because I am working hard not to: at my age a limp can become permanent. So far I haven't been confronted or keyed, but it crosses my mind.
>>There are no rules.
There are no standards.
Reality is what you can get away with.<<
I think you’ve nailed it. We are seeing the results of living in a “situational ethics” culture. And when each of us is his own god, it’s easy to rationalize your activity as proper. I hate to admit it, but I am guilty. If there are no cops around, I hardly ever wait for a red left turn arrow to turn green before I turn if there is no traffic. I’m trying to do better.
Some are. Some aren’t. If they’re painted red, then that’s one thing but if they’re not then it’s not against the law.
my gripe is people that can’t bother to dress when they go out.... I mean I don’t want the days of white gloves to go to the grocery store but for crying out loud.... can people at least wear shoes? or put on pants? really do I need to see pajamas? and the stupid droopy pants/underwear thing... Winning The Future!?! when is that fad going to finally go away????
The only thing that will make people shape up is getting their a**es kicked. Once TSHTF, someone getting beaten up, because they cut in line or said something rude to someone who won't put up with it, will be of little concern to the police. They'll have bigger problems on their hands.
Things will definitely suck then, but the silver lining is that all sorts of Woodrow Calls ("I will not tolerate rude behavior!") will be able to teach some manners to two whole generations of little bastards who never learned them at home.
Yes, I'm a Gen Xer myself, but I was taught manners.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Plenty of folks have syndromes / diseases that can't see.
I know some folks that have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, COPD, CHF, etc....That you might not know it...at first glance.
Just go to COSTCO here in northern California and you will see, feel and hear things from the shoppers that will link you right to BHO. Watch out on days when they have free samples, you can not get through the people with their carts blocking the isles.
>> Dont even get me started on how they massacre the English language.<<
That starts in Newspapers, periodicals and on commercials. Grammar and syntax are the tools of communication. If I kept my toolkit as rust and badly maintained as today’s “professional” (as in, “paid”) communicators, I wouldn’t be able to design a simple read and spew report, much less complex systems used by or for thousands of people and billions of dollars.
It seems I spend half my life completing the sentence (from radio and TV ads): “I/we won’t be beat” (”-EN!” I shout)
(of course, when posting a rant like this I expect the grammar police to swoop down upon me, but it is a risk that take I will...)
I know one guy in his late 50s who got laid off 10 years ago and sat on his butt without a job for the past decade living off his retirement savings. Now that it is gone, he has “anxiety” disability and gets Welfare. I hate to say this as a Christian but he is a waste of life. And this is a person I used to be friends with.
I have a family member—in his late 30s—who was laid off two years ago and is living with his retired parents. He gets in fights with his retired father about whether he can find a job (his view is there is no work—surprise). He is on Medicaid now. I used to be on good terms with him but now am so disgusted I can't talk to him at family parties.
I know a man who lost a job about six years ago and decided to become a “house husband” while his wife (who makes good money) works. He still has a lawn service cut his lawn. He goes on trips to Europe to watch soccer. His wife is fed up yet she doesn't divorce him (they have small kids). I used to be friends with him but am so disgusted I can't talk to him anymore. I used to listen to his wife bitch about him when we were at the gym together but after a certain point, I realized she wasn't going to change and stopped listening.
These are all sad commentaries on society and sadly, we all know similar stories.
>>That is freaking hilarious!<<
That’s what I thought when I heard it. It’s one of my favorites.
some are just plain lazy. i have a lady at work that has handicap plates, but everyday she goes for a 15-20 minute walk at break times.
if she can walk that far on a regular basis, she shouldn’t need to park 20’ from teh door.
there’s also a lot of people that have that placard for a disabled family member. i can understand having it, but they shouldn’t take advantage of it when they’re alone.
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