Do you sometimes feel frustrated with friends and family members over their lack of etiquettes and good manners? I sometimes blush and have to duck my head a bit to spare myself the humiliation. Adults are no better than kids, especially in the following situations. Here are top 10 bad manners adults have, as described in situations.
I was once at an airport picking up a couple of friends coming back from vacation. Looking around, I saw two people I knew starring at me. I was saddened by the bad manners and lack of greeting. You expect a hello from everybody but sometimes you do not get one. Some adults just do not have the appropriate level of manners in this world. I sometimes have to repeat myself asking “aren’t you going to say hello.” I’ve said this more times than I have fingers and toes on my body.
I am sitting down with an acquaintance in a downtown restaurant. Although it is not one of those high class restaurants, it is classy to say the least. We start talking about life and things we plan to do, while eating the contents brought to our table. All of the sudden I hear a burp. Ladies and gentleman, this was no ordinary burp. It was the type of burp, Homer Simpson does when he finishes a beer. Burping in public places is one bad manner adults have. The only country to accept belching as normal is East Timor.
3. Please and Thank you:
You are sitting with a bunch of friends at a small diner. You order food and have not yet said that you would like to share with others. Your friend is intrigued by your sandwich. He does not like his sandwich he ordered and wants a piece of yours. Before even asking if he could have one, he puts his hand on the sandwich. What happened to please and thank you, in today’s world? Some people just have bad manners.
4. Dinner Table Discussions:
You are with your friends watching sports and eating pizza and drinking beer. While eating…one friend brings up several inappropriate topics at the table. These topics make you want to puke. You really cannot and would not want to imagine what this friend is describing. Doesn’t anyone have their dinner table manner? I guess not.
I call these people stinkerman or stinkerwoman, if you know what I mean. These are the people who decide to spray a foul smell in public. The worst is when you are in enclosed area. Things do happen but at least can they say excuse me? This is one bad manner parents never debunk.
I absolutely hate when people are late. Could they have the decency to call before being late? Many don’t call. They don’t even show up. They make you wait an hour or sometimes more before showing up. Because of such bad manners, I need to tell adults to be 1 hour before I actually need them at my house.
7. Subway/Bus Seat:
Nowadays people have less respect for the elderly or people who are older than them. I now hardly see anyone giving up their seat on their bus to let an elderly person, child or someone who is disabled to sit down. Numerous times I’ve seen old people struggling to stand up while the bus is running. Even with a sign on the bus window, people still do not obey. This is one bad manner people need to throw away, and I mean fast.
8. Not Cleaning Up:
Many expect others to be their maid. I pick up after children, who come to help me when they see me cleaning up. Many adults are very lazy. A perfect example of this is a fast food restaurant. Knowing there is a server who cleans the tables, they leave their trays and dirt. They do not take others into consideration, especially those who are going to sit there next. It just takes 1 minute to throw garbage away. Some adults just have bad manners, especially when it comes to cleaning up after themselves.
9. Putting Feet on the Table:
This is a horrible pet peeve and another example of bad manners. If an adult does that to someone who comes from a Middle Eastern country, they will be shunned. It is a form of disrespect and shows unprofessionalism on your part.
10. Picking up Food with Hands:
When sharing food with others, adults do not use their good manners. You sometimes should not use your hands in order to take the food. I find I have to ask thousands of times for adults to use their forks, spoons, knives and chopsticks to pick up their food. It makes me lose my appetite watching someone pick up food with hands. You never know if they washed their hands properly.