Tuesday, September 15, 2009

(Insert Raspberry Noise Here) Is RUDE The New Polite?

From For Ellipsis

"Learn young about manners, and you'll be through the whole dirty mess and nicely dead again before you know it."

-F Scott Fitzgerald

The Following Is A True Story...

Dylan's Mommy: Dylan, don't stick your tongue out, someone will think you are a republican, and besides it's rude.

Carly's Cat Dylan: Mommy, don't you know it's rude to tell someone when they are being rude?

LOL. Ok, so I may have used a small amount of creative storytelling here, but I did so to make a bigger point... Is America Becoming Rude Or Are We All Just Constipated?

From For Ellipsis

True Story. Elvis was an exceedingly polite cat. More then on person had remarked about his polite mannerisms, which made me proud, because I spent a lot of time with him, and made the most of that time by teaching him simple, yet polite behaviors. He tapped you three times on the arm or leg if he needed or wanted your attention. Every night at 10:00 PM he gently reminded Alan and I that our bedtime was imminent, he always covered his uneaten food with a white napkin, that he insisted upon having new each morning, he always picked his toys up before he went to bed, and if he couldn't cover his own poo, for what ever reason, he came and told me immediately so I could. You see, he knew his poo smelled, unlike a lot of folks recently. And you know who you are, Joe Wilson, Serena Williams and Kanye West.

So tell me, if I was able to successfully train Elvis to live not only politely, but with self-respect, then what's up with all the yelling, screaming, finger pointing, upstaging, threatening, stomping, accusing, lying, and generally behaving badly? Is Rude new Polite?

Opinions. Opinions. What do you think? Does it take more effort then usual for you to remain civil? Are you just a dirty look away from going "ape-shit?"

By the way... Kudos to Beyonce Knowles for being such a class act! Now there is someone with manners and class! Shame on you Kanye West! Whoops... there I go again being RUDE!




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Anonymous said...

Cute cats, funny post!