This evening at the grocery store, after the teenage carry-out boy put my groceries in the trunk he said to me "Take it easy, ma'am". Ok, first of all... what the hell ever happened to "Thank you, Have a nice day, Come again" and all that polite stuff they are supposed to say?? Second, "Take it easy, ma'am"??? Why throw the polite ma'am on there with the casual "take it easy"?? Ohhh, and C.) What would he have thought if I had replied with "I'll take it any way I can get it"?? ha! That would teach him. Or not. I can't believe the sheer disrespect of people now. Not only in little ways like please and thank you but in big ways. I swear some days it makes me not want to leave the house. I was brought up better than that and I used to turn the other cheek so to speak when people were rude, but nowdays I find myself snapping back before I can stop the words coming out of my mouth. Then I feel bad. I wonder if those other people ever do? I doubt it. They probably either don't know any better or don't care. I had to go to the dreaded WalMart before the grocery store to pick up school supplies (that their father was supposed to already have bought, thanks for leaving it to the night before school starts to tell me you didn't get them, asshole) and it was a madhouse. All the rude people were out. One woman in particular really pissed me off when I came around the end of an aisle and she was parked in the middle of the aisle I turned on and then had the nerve to tell me that I needed to move, she needed out. I had already started backing up to let her out when she said that and I just stopped. I looked at her and said "I *was* trying" and gave her the "look". You know the one, "I was trying but you opened your big fat mouth and now you can forget me moving, find another damned way out, you hag". We had a stand-off for a minute and she finally turned her cart another way. Normally, I wouldn't dream of being so rude, but I have totally had it with letting people get away with that shit. I think grocery store aisles are like the highway, keep your ass to the right, pass courteously, don't leave your car sitting in the middle of the road unattended and by god don't tailgate me. It is bad enough that people run all willy-nilly in the stores but then when they have the gall to be rude on top of it, that tears it. Like I said, some days I really don't want to leave the house and go out into the great stupid masses. They're dragging me down with them! I must be better than that!