You know the kind; where you just as soon run someone over as look at them.
It seems at every turn I have encountered the foul mouthed, holier than thou, the rules don’t apply to me, individual. If there were pills for patience I would have overdosed.
Let me re-group and recap. If you are the person that refused to put your 100 lb. dog on a leash in a public park and then yelled at me when I moved your dog because he was bothering my 11 lb. pooch while she was pooping, get a clue. You broke the law, not me. I wanted to ask you if you kiss your mother with that foul mouth of yours but you left too quickly.
If you are the person who drove behind me as I was patiently waiting for a parking spot only to zip into the vacated spot yourself and then flip me off and advise me that I’m too old and too slow, I’d like to share with you that Karma has a way of catching up with jerks like you. Of course those people who leave messages on your windshield with red lipstick are only there to help you learn a lesson until it does.
And if you were the person who cut in front of a long line of people waiting to order food and then snickered not so quietly “you snooze you lose”, I’d like to have a sit down with your mother and tell her what a wonderful job she did not do raising you.
It seems that when you venture out these days you need to be prepared for verbal warfare, armor yourself for confrontations and be ready to look the other way unless you want to duke it out. Utter nonsense.
I’m 59, not old by my standards. I’m a good driver, a conscientious pet owner, a polite citizen and a kind hearted person. Daily assaults of rudeness damper my otherwise sweet spirit and anger a gentle soul. I try to keep it together so that I don’t end up on the news at 11. I figure it’s a good goal to have.
I’m not sure where all the nice, polite, law abiding people went, but I miss them terribly. So does the world.
Recently I was commissioned to write an article on a gifted talent for the ‘San Diego Jewish Journal’. I knew a little about the celebrity and was thrilled and excited to interview her. I have to confess that some of my past celebrity experiences have been less than awesome. Egos are often big and consideration of others often small. I was so unbelievably delighted when my subject turned out to be graciously and genuinely kind, smart, caring and giving. What?
My time with Carol Connors brought me back to the world of manners, humor and simply put; awe. If everyone were like her, we would be living in utopia. In a sea of rudeness she is the ship that saves us from our hating the world attitude.
I was reminded that a good attitude, a happy spirit, a positive outlook and a determined eye on all things good were key factors for happiness and success. Duh?!
So I learned (for about the umpteenth time) that good can and does overcome evil, that kindness rules over rudeness and that we can get past the ill mannered idiots if we keep a sound mind, a good heart and a hell of a sense of humor. Check!
That’s not to say that I will be allowing you to push the limits of the law or decency around me without retribution. A leopard can’t change its spots. But I will keep in mind that you are but a pimple on the butt of goodness. So there!
I invite you to read the feature article in this month’s SDJJ at and meet Carol Connors up front and personal. You’ll be glad you did. http://sdjewishjournal.com/site/4149/to-know-know-know-her-is-to-love-love-love-her/ Rather than leave your customary remarks in my comment section, I’d LOVE it if you would visit the above site and give me your two cents on the SDJJ article. That would be awesome!
Until next week, stay calm, keep cool and whether you’re a man or a woman, know that red lipstick can be one of life’s greatest accessories.
That’s all I’m saying on the subject (grin).