I'm so done with being polite. There's holding your tongue to avoid conflict, and then there's being walked all over. And I'm so done with it.
When someone is infringing on our personal space, why don't we do something about it?
A person in a restaurant is speaking loudly on their cell phone. Do we go over and ask them to please take their conversation outside? No.....we roll our eyes and complain with our companion.
A person is smoking within our breathing area. Do we ask them to please go smoke their cigarette elsewhere? No.......we wave our arms about and try to give a "hint" that the smoking is bothering us.
A person is loud and obnoxious and annoying at the movie theater. Do we ask them to tone it down? No.......we sit and become aggravated because our movie is being ruined.
I'm one of the worst offenders of this kind of non-confrontational behavior. The scenarios I've described have happened to everyone, and for some reason we cannot get up the chutzpah to do something about it.
We don't want to be rude. We don't to offend. We don't want to make a scene.
It might take me some time - but I want to grow a backbone -- I want to stand up for myself - I want to recapture my personal space and assert my rights.
Anyone have any ideas how?