Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just asking...

Just asking...

When did it become OK for you to bang your car into a parked car in a parking lot then drive off leaving no contact information?

When did it become OK to leave out words to the Pledge of Allegiance?

When did it become OK to not sing all the words to the Star Spangled Banner?

When did it become OK to drop your kids off at the movie theater as if it were a supervised baby sitting service?

When did it become OK to charge $15.00 for a coke and popcorn at the movies?

When did it become OK to litter in the movie theater but not in the movie theater parking lot?

When did it become OK to skip all the way to the front of the line on the interstate during road construction zones?

When did it become OK to sit at a green light while I watch you prepare or respond to a text message and then see you subsequently flip me off for honking my horn so you will know the light is green?

When did it become OK to stereotype on SNL but not on stage at a comedy club?

When did it become OK for a person to verbally abuse another but not allow the abused time for a rebuttal because you have issued your public cookie cutter prepared apologetic statement just after everybody in the world heard your insult?

When did it become OK to say/show that on TV?

When did it become OK to talk on your cell phone while "sitting" in a restroom stall?

When did it become OK to dress like that?

When did it become OK for me to take something back after 18 or 24 months of use and be given a brand new one because I do not think the picture is as clear as it was in the store when I bought it?

When did it become OK to have no outs in Little League baseball?

When did it become OK for you sit in front of me at a base/basket/football game holding up a home made poster where you spent hours trying to make a coherent collaborating home team sentence out of the capital letters E-S-P-N not allowing me see the field? 

When did it become OK to take every piece of freshly dropped off piping hot large thin crust pepperoni pizza off the buffet table and stack every piece on one plate as you go through the line in front of me?


When did it become OK?


Donna Perugini said...

It's taken a while, but it's happening frequently...everywhere. I have not run into the pizza stacker though. That's really weird. It seems like that one requires a sign at the buffet...sheesh!
You forgot to ask when it became the norm to walk around outside, down the streets and in malls wearing your pajamas and slippers.

EmptyNester said...

It became ok when we decided to sit back and let it be ok and stopped holding people accountable, including ourselves.

Kipp said...

Donna - I used to think it was just teenagers being well teenagers. But now I am seeing adults act in ways that are not ... lady-like nor gentlemanly.

EmptyNester - you read between the lines quite well ;)

bettyl said...

I believe it became OK when parents decided that kids needed them to be friends and not parents who teach them manners.
It is such a sad commentary on our society.