OK, I am a pretty uptight white female…it makes me crazy when my husband shakes his fist at offending motorists and screams at them. I cringe inside when I hear someone berate a customer service person for something beyond that person’s control. No matter that I THINK these things, I don’t like actually hearing them. My unease is at DEFCON Level HIGH right now with the way people are behaving in public. The folks who scream and rant at public meetings, Kanye West stealing Taylor Swift’s mike at last night’s VMAs, Serena Williams dressing down the line judge in no uncertain terms…what is wrong with us? Can’t we be civil? We can all catch lots more flies (or friends or pleasant interactions) with honey (or civility and pleasant demeanor) than with vinegar (screaming, losing control, hating).
Happily married for a million years, Grammy, Mom and Mum-in-Law, kitties Sophie and Phoebe and best dog in the world Boo! Community theater actor and director, currently on sabbatical. Happy library volunteer and amateur (translated to lover of) photographing nature. Avid reader (via Kindle on my iPhone) of fiction. In love with Midcoast Maine.