blackg wrote: ↑
10 months ago
No power games here, just suggesting some of you should consider looking at your lives with a bit of perspective.
All good, but admin is right that your argument could be made about pretty much anything. In fact, it's been used against me in such situations: ah, come on, are these your problems? Lucky you.
Yes and no. Are there bigger problems? For sure, although they can be seen as the herald of much bigger ones.
Do I think it's important to exert consideration for others, too? Yes, and so I'll always demand some by others.
I'm not expecting to go as far as me, but I'll always expect some level. LEt's take traffic as an example:
If I am the one crossing the street, the car needs to stop for me. If I see the car approaching is the last for a while or it's a truck, I'll not exert that right and will give the driver a sign. Not only is it common sense, it also gives me a nice feeling when I see the driver smile and thank me.
Again, I wouldn' expect such common sense in others, but at least don't let your kids play in the middle of the crosswalk taking an eternity as if you were the only people on this planet, not even thanking me for my patience or apologising.
Not sure if it's a coincidence, but this is my experience: the UK is (or at least used to be) cool in this regard. Drivers knowing how to handle a roundabout. People knowing how to use the escalator! People even in a huge city like London avoiding unnecessary body contact and apologising, if they touch you,e ven if it wasn't really their fault.
I was in Edinburgh (lovely city, and all my cabdrivers were Scotsmen), once and there was only one queue in that store. Now, being used to how people do it in Switzerland, I switched lanes once a second one opened. A guy who had been ahead of me politely pointed out that fact to me and I totally accepted that he should be served first. Not bcause I'm timid, but because logic and fairness dictated it.