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August 9, 2011

Rude

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:29 am

Is it OK to be rude to rude people?

I don’t have “THEE” answer but I have AN answer – it depends.

Some people are unconsciously rude. Those folks get a pass. It’s those who are rude on purpose that I take to task.

The sales person or religious missionary who rings your phone or knocks on your door and sucks all the oxygen out of the air by talking non-stop and not allowing you to breathe is on my hit list.

Such was the case yesterday when a person pitching Verizon’s high speed broadband service came a calling. My grandson answered the door and this person launched into his presentation not allowing for any sort of dialogue as he began verbally throwing up on my grandson. I came down the steps with the dog to bear witness to this onslaught.

I was about to interrupt this person but thought I would let him continue so my grandson would own this experience rather than hear a story about it from me.

People who have a one-way agenda are not only rude but stupid. Let’s address the stupidity first. It would be obvious to anyone with a modicum of sales experience that my grandson was not the decision maker. Even after I arrived on the scene, he never included me in his pitch. If I ever needed to hire someone to talk a dog off a meat wagon, this would be the guy. If I needed a sales person, he couldn’t even get on the bottom of my list.

The rudeness is not allowing another to participate in your pitch. You ignore their humanity as you selfishly concentrate on you and what you have to say. The other person becomes an object and not a human. That’s rude, dude!

When you only pay attention to you and what you have to say, you are truly talking to yourself and that’s rude.

The pitch finally came to an end with the “buy now before the offer goes away” closing. Then he asked my grandson to buy. My grandson looked at me and I said to this guy, “You only talk and don’t listen which is why you are losing in life,” and I walked away with our dog. That statement from me was also rude, only quicker.

I saw him continue his pitching throughout the neighborhood and mused to myself that he could be a world-class underwater swimmer to be able to get that many words out in one breath.

Is it OK to be rude?

If someone was stealing your household goods, you wouldn’t be considered rude in finding a way to stop them; you would be prudent. If someone is stealing your time showing no concern for you or acknowledging you as a person, I recommend rude just about every time.

 

All the best,

John

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