I’m referring to “common sense” and “common courtesy”, of course. Actually, if you know them as common, then you’re probably of an older generation like myself. /me smWhy did I leave “common” out of the title? Because it’s not common anymore. Is it because people have gotten so used to anonymity online or on their phones, that they forget to just be decent?
I work for a web based company. We have websites where you fill out your information and we call you to help. HOWEVER… people don’t read the part that says we’re going to call you and then I get bitched out for calling. I’m sorry? You asked us for the fucking information and you treat us like shit when we call to give it to you? Is it that much harder to say “No, thank you.” than to go on a 15 minute tirade about who the fuck knows what because you didn’t want a call? THEN DON’T FILL OUT THE FUCKING INFORMATION YA MORON!!!!! Yes, today I got a lot of them and I’m a little heated.
But, back to my original comment. Common courtesy – “No, thank you”. It’s easy. Three little words. A lot faster to say than a 15 minute tirade. I especially love it when they say we’re harassing them and they’ll follow a law suit. Seriously, dude? You’ll lose cuz we’re not stupid. You don’t think we have lawyers looking over that fine print and making sure you can’t win a lawsuit cuz the judge would say… “Yo, dumbfuck, read the fine print”.
Shoot, I digressed again.
I know when I say “No, thank you”, my pulse is normal, my breathing doesn’t get accelerated, blood pressure doesn’t skyrocket. It’s actually a pleasing experience. AND I don’t bitch and whine about for days to come to everyone that will listen. I hope you have friends that say “Yo, dumbfuck, read the fine print”.
Now, about common sense. *shakes my head*
Common sense is not something that can be taught. I had a brilliant, smart sister who graduated in the top 1% of the nation. However, when my mom asked her to go to a New Year’s Eve part, she asked “when?” *bangs head on desk*
I’m proud to say I’m the proud owner of both common sense and common courtesy…. and I’ ve had it since way back ………. when it was common.