Sunday, July 25, 2010

What ever happened to common decency?

So today I have reached the pinnacle of frustration and have to express my anger, frustration, sorrow and all around displeasure. I have been on this earth for 49 years, I was raised in the 60’s and 70’s. I grew up watching Leave it to Beaver, and Father Knows Best. I was raised to act as these characters were portrayed on television. I always said yes ma’am and yes sir. If someone held the door open for me I said thanks you and if I saw someone coming toward a doorway I was in, I held the door for them. I return phone calls, I leave messages if I can’t reach someone and I try to complete everything I tell someone I will do. If I can’t, I inform them as well.

Recently it is come to my attention that many people were not raised this way- and it is a sad comment on the state of the population.

We rely on text messages and facebook to communicate- what ever happened to picking up the phone and having a conversation with someone? I attempted to call someone not once, not twice, but 3 times. Each time I left a polite message, including what time I would be working that week so they could return my call. Have they done so yet? Nope- Will they? Doubted, and am not gonna waste time waiting for them either.

Same thing goes for text messages- I mean hello- everyone has their phone on them- if you can’t reply to a text it’s pretty sad. Common decency says respond. If you don’t want to hear from me- you can tell me that as well, and I will leave you be, but have the decency to respond.