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Thread: Could we have a No cussing No bird flipping day, puh-leeze?

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    Maybe I'm just getting old but I am so tired of all the cussing and bird-flipping everywhere!! TV, movies, kids on the streets, adults in cars...
    Here's what happened just a minute ago-
    I was minding my own business and sitting at a red light, in the right turn lane, which had a sign "No turn on red". So I'm waiting for a green light, right?
    This guy pulls up behind me, honks his horn a few times, revs his engine, backs up (I thought he was going to ram the back of my car) swerves around me to the left, cuts in front of me and makes a right turn while the light was still red.
    OK...I can live with that. No damage done, if you're in that big of a hurry, then just go.
    But as he was going around me he's is spewing filthy language at me and flipping me the bird!!!
    What did I do wrong? Nothing.
    He was not a kid either. He looked like late 30's at least.
    This happens alot.
    Teenagers or adults walking at the mall or in the movies while waiting for it to start, cussing.
    Whenever I hear someone talking on their phone, they cuss. Whenever someone annoys them, flip the bird and cuss. (Females doing it too)
    Is it just me?
    Has the human race gotten that immature?

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    that is terrible, he must of been having a bad day and taking it out on you, glad you were not hurt

    take care, this world is bad these days

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    Thats why I don't watch much TV anymore. :evil:

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    It's sad, isn't it? Especially the red-light thing....I haven't figured out what is SO important in someones day that they have to get that upset...what, you can't stand to follow the rules and just wait a minute? Nope, they have to get all mad and let it ruin the rest of their day (or ours if we let them!)
    It seems that our world has got to the point that it moves so fast, people have absolutely NO patience anymore. (I'm only 30 and I feel this way! :lol: )

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    People out there seem to get crazier by the day. I hate to leave the house anymore. I'm thankful you weren't injured or worse during this event.

    Back when my daughter was in junior high, there was a group of boys who would always flip us off every time we saw them.
    As luck would have it they happened to be pulling into the same quick stop we were pulling into one day. I sent dd into the store for what we went there for and paid the unruly boys a little visit. Needless to say I really gave it to them good and told them if I ever saw that finger sticking up at us again I would break it. It never happened anymore after that.

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    This is what happens when two generations of parents "don't sweat the small stuff"....
    I told my kids when they were raising THEIR kids - you HAVE to call them on the small stuff - because no kid is going to listen to you if you've never made them behave...
    let the small stuff slide and when something big happens - then what...
    I don't mean beat a kid, but make them listen, heed some rules, not throw mad fits and get whatever it is they are having a fit about...
    I hate going in any kind of store anymore - kids bellering and screaming and parents just giving in - well duh, why do you think the kids do it? because it WORKS...
    Kids are being raised to INSTANT gratification - and parents are falling all over themselves to hand it out...
    My kids did NOT run all over town, go where they wanted, etc - they were in sports and music and the rest of the time they were HOME....
    kids don't THINK either - mindless slavery to video games - we live in the deep south where you'd think kids would at least have some sun tan - nope - everybody is pale - they sit inside glued to computers/video games/tvs.... when they do go outside they are on a 4wheeler zooming around on somebody elses' property....
    is it immature or just plain rude and lazy?

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    As I've told my son about one of his friends. Some people don't seem to have any filters anymore. I followed a girl one time in my youth and told her to get out of her car and discuss the problem like a grown up. She was about my age. She was embarrassed and apologized. I think it's because we live in anonymity. We don't know them so we aren't important enough to them to filter what they say/do.

    A few months ago, my DIL waited at a stop sign a little too long (she was probably on the phone..another peeve). The woman behind her honked and then backed up and rammed her from behind. Twice!!! Then left the scene of the"accident." My DIL was so frazzled she didn't get the license number. She was trying to make sure my grandson was okay.

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    My son had a gf that swore like a trucker! I am glad he is now engaged to a sweet little gal that hates swearing, My boys rarely swear around me only if we are joking around. I am not a person to say it or like to hear it!! I do hear them when they are working on things in the garage once in a while but not often when they know I can hear!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    My son had a gf that swore like a trucker! I am glad he is now engaged to a sweet little gal that hates swearing, My boys rarely swear around me only if we are joking around. I am not a person to say it or like to hear it!! I do hear them when they are working on things in the garage once in a while but not often when they know I can hear!!
    Just curious - where did the expression "swear like a trucker" come from?

    Never mind - I just remembered - four-wheelers doing mindless things on the road like cutting them off and trying to squeeze by on the right when they are trying to make a right hand turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    My son had a gf that swore like a trucker! I am glad he is now engaged to a sweet little gal that hates swearing, My boys rarely swear around me only if we are joking around. I am not a person to say it or like to hear it!! I do hear them when they are working on things in the garage once in a while but not often when they know I can hear!!
    Just curious - where did the expression "swear like a trucker" come from?

    Never mind - I just remembered - four-wheelers doing mindless things on the road like cutting them off and trying to squeeze by on the right when they are trying to make a right hand

    turn.
    Ya something like that!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric-holic
    Maybe I'm just getting old but I am so tired of all the cussing and bird-flipping everywhere!! TV, movies, kids on the streets, adults in cars...
    Here's what happened just a minute ago-
    I was minding my own business and sitting at a red light, in the right turn lane, which had a sign "No turn on red". So I'm waiting for a green light, right?
    This guy pulls up behind me, honks his horn a few times, revs his engine, backs up (I thought he was going to ram the back of my car) swerves around me to the left, cuts in front of me and makes a right turn while the light was still red.
    OK...I can live with that. No damage done, if you're in that big of a hurry, then just go.
    But as he was going around me he's is spewing filthy language at me and flipping me the bird!!!
    What did I do wrong? Nothing.
    He was not a kid either. He looked like late 30's at least.
    This happens alot.
    Teenagers or adults walking at the mall or in the movies while waiting for it to start, cussing.
    Whenever I hear someone talking on their phone, they cuss. Whenever someone annoys them, flip the bird and cuss. (Females doing it too)
    Is it just me?
    Has the human race gotten that immature?
    Shame on you for adhering to the rules of the road!! :D Too bad there wasn't a police car nearby. Glad you weren't hurt!!
    There does seem to be a lot of rage everywhere these days. I love being home and watching my Yankees!!!! At the rate I'm going I will turn into a hermit! I love my husband dearly but he has terrible road manners- not swearing etc, but he doesn't observe a lot of the rules. Turning on a no turn is just one thing he does. Makes me nuts. Our cars are almost identical but his insurance is almost double mine...........

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    you ought to hear the kids at the elementary schools!! It is horrible.

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    I am so glad that you weren't hurt. It amazes me some days how far society has degraded just in my short 38 years! The one thing that I respect MOST about my father is that he NEVER EVER swore around us. He raised us not to!...Not that my brothers listened to that lesson at all...but I did! I am sorry that you had to be a victim of someone's stupidity and rage. I hope that person crosses a police officer someday and learns a lesson...though odds are slim.

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    My parents used the expression, "swear like a sailor". That's funny, I've never heard Popeye swear. We moved out of the city and that was one of the reasons. Everyone was in such a hurry all the time. Maybe I'm just getting old.

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    He he, used to be married to a trucker....the f word was used as a verb, noun, adjative, and anywhere else he could squeeze it in.....but I know a veryChristian trucker, that wont even LISTEN to the CB, lol!

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    As much as I dislike the "Big Brother" cameras springing up on nearly every stop light, it sure has made an impact on events like you had. There used to be constant problems when people thought they could get away with being bullies. It's not as easy when that ticket comes in the mail with the picture of their misbehavior.

    I have the feeling some of the people who act like that were not taught to drive in areas that had stop light or traffic.

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    It's really hard to find a TV program or movie anymore without cussing or rudeness. I'm with you...sick of it.

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    I hear ya. I mainly listen to the radio anyone. Thank God you weren't hurt. What a jerk (guy)

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    A few years back, before EZPass was available in NH, I drove my mother and her friend to CT to a Salvation Army retreat. Along the way, we neared a toll pavillion in MA (not that it couldn't happen elsewhere). I got a bit confused trying to figure out what toll lane to use (I didn't have EZPass at the time) and ended up, as you can probably guess, in the EZPass lane. I realized my mistake when I went to throw money in a slot that wasn't there.

    One more thing I should mention is that this was around 10:30 on a weekday and there were very few cars on the road.

    As I sat there for a moment (maybe 10 seconds), trying to figure out what to do now, an enormous Expedition SUV pulls up behind me and starts blowing his horn, non-stop. I don't bow to such tactics so I took a couple more seconds before moving on. Being an overly honest person (?), I went down to the next exit, turned around, and went thru the tolls twice to make up for my mistake. I also asked for a receipt so I could prove I'd paid, one way or the other. When I explained why I wanted the receipt, the toll taker asked if that what all the noise was about? Ah, yes, I made a mistake. "What a jerk!" Thank you, my sentiments exactly!

    Final note, my mother and her friend were both in their 80's. How proud that guy's mother would have been that day!

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    How about only married people being nude in bed with each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    How about only married people being nude in bed with each other?
    HAHAHAHAHA- geeeeeeezzzzzzzz I think those days are over!!!
    Has anyone noticed how charming the old movies are??? Tons of romance but nothing you can "see". We watch them all the time- so many good ones!! :D

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    I do miss some of the "old" shows - Red Skelton (I am dating myself here) was about as risque as the radio/TV shows got.

    I used to think Benny Hill was VERY risque.

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    Wow! I'm glad he just went around you! What a day that guy must have been having.
    I used to work with a mechanic that used the *f* word as his favorite adjective. This same guy, when he wrote his story on the repair order, never used contractions - he felt that if you used them, it meant you didn't know how to spell things out correctly. :wink: (He would also ask if he wasn't sure how to spell a word.) Anyway, I just got tired of hearing *f*-in' this & that, and told him that using that word over & over made him look ignorant. There were lots of other adjectives he could use....after that, he rarely ever said it again ~ at least around me! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    Wow! I'm glad he just went around you! What a day that guy must have been having.
    I used to work with a mechanic that used the *f* word as his favorite adjective. This same guy, when he wrote his story on the repair order, never used contractions - he felt that if you used them, it meant you didn't know how to spell things out correctly. :wink: (He would also ask if he wasn't sure how to spell a word.) Anyway, I just got tired of hearing *f*-in' this & that, and told him that using that word over & over made him look ignorant. There were lots of other adjectives he could use....after that, he rarely ever said it again ~ at least around me! :D
    I agree - I've always thought the over-use of any word - especially the "f" word is a show of ignorance like you said - and/or a complete lack of imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    How about only married people being nude in bed with each other?
    HAHAHAHAHA- geeeeeeezzzzzzzz I think those days are over!!!
    Has anyone noticed how charming the old movies are??? Tons of romance but nothing you can "see". We watch them all the time- so many good ones!! :D
    Not only nude, but with "slurpy" sound effects every time they kiss???? EEEEEEEWW!!

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