Sunday, February 12, 2006

Where Have All the Guys Gone - Part II

Guys today really bug me - acting like boys even into their late twenties and beyond. Men as a society today have lost the art of "manhood." We are more selfish than ever before, putting our own cares before the needs or cares of others. We lack common courtesy, such as opening a door for someone else, let alone a lady, or even the time tested skills of saying please and thank you. Whatever happened to chivalry, maybe I'm just being naïve, but we have lost almost all semblance of manners. Would it hurt us so much to let someone else go first in line? To put others before ourselves? Why do I rant and rave about this, because everywhere I turn in the public places (malls, stores, movie theatres, restaurants) I am assaulted with some twenty something kid who can't speak without using cuss words, or is driving down the street blaring his music so loud you can't hear anything else. Then there's the choice of clothes we wear. Not that I'm Mr. Fashion, but whatever happened to trying to look nice? When did wearing pants so low people can see your butt become fashionable? To me it's rude and disgusting. At what time did shoving a nail through your tongue become a fashion accessory? How does it happen, are you on lunch break at the construction site, you see a nail gun and you say to yourself, "I know where one of those would look nice". I like comedian Rodney Dangerfield's famous line, "...I get no respect". And that's exactly what you get, no respect. The other day I was standing in line at a Wendy's in Carmel. Two guys in front of me started fighting, I have no clue what it was about. They were raising their voices and one started advancing on the other. After looking around and noticing that none of the employees were going to say anything at this point, I took the opportunity to step in and tell them to cool it. They did and went their separate ways. Where are we as a society that it takes so little to start a fight? They don't respect themselves, each other or others around. If people simply would start trying to be decent human beings, open a door, pull up their pants, turn down their music and put the nail gun away, they would get more respect from those around them.

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Blogger SweetChicken supposed...

There's a movie out called "Time Changer" that you would enjoy, I think. It's a little cheesy, but it has an excellent message.

And just so you know... the guys aren't alone. You said that guys should open the door for a lady -- that's very difficult when there are fewer and fewer ladies to be seen. Everywhere [u]I[/u] look, I see ladies with their skirts so tight you wonder how they zipped it up, or cussing and yelling just like the guys. We seem to feel that 'equality' means we need to sink to the same level as all the boys you're talking about.

And don't be too quick to blame the kids when their parents are just as bad. Wanting to live as though they never graduated college, as though they're not responsible for these new lives. "He's a teenager; he can make his own decisions." WRONG. Flitting back and forth from love affair to love affair, working to hard, or hardly working. There's no loyalty in the workplace, how do you think that translates to a kid? "Why bust your toosh for someone who doesn't care about you?" seems to be society's motto.

Someone needs to shake up today's society in general, not just the guys.

11:20 PM  

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