Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice


sugar and spice     People never cease to amaze me with their rudeness. It costs nothing to be decent to your fellow man. Why is it hard to say hello to someone? Over the past few days, I have been snubbed several times. It’s that deal where I am walking towards someone (a stranger), they look up and we make eye contact. I then feel obligated to smile and say hello, so I always do. They just stare at me and keep on walking. Well excuse me for being polite! It’s not like I wanted to engage in a conversation with you or anything. It’s a simple recognition of my greeting. I would even accept a smile or a nod. Instead I get the “you’re nuts” stare and they keep walking. It makes me want to turn around and say “Hey, jackass! I am speaking to you!” But so far, I have been able to restrain myself.

This afternoon, I noticed a woman was standing outside with her vehicle broke down. I assume she was waiting for a tow truck. It is a very busy street and she had a little girl with her. I felt bad for them standing out there so I went outside and asked them if they would prefer to wait in the house. Again, I was greeted with a look of disgust and she said “Why would we want to do that?” I am not a serial killer, just a nice person. I guess it’s true what they say, nice guys (and girls) finish last.

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5 thoughts on “Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

  1. In Italy if you hold a door open for someone, they will walk past you without any acknowledgement that you exist!!!

    It used to drive me mad, I still hold doors open and if the person ignores the gesture I add a rather loud THANK YOU as they breeze past

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