Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Kicking myself for not responding


Several times in the past few years I’ve been in situations where people have been rude and I haven’t responded appropriately, only for it to bug me later. In this case, 4hrs have passed and I’m still irritated. British upbringing suggests that you don’t give people a hard time in public, especially to random strangers, and you especially don’t order someone to do something.

The scene today was onboard a flight. I had gotten out of my seat just before the seatbelt sign went on to get mobile ‘phone from my luggage which was stored in the overhead locker. I retrieved the ‘phone, only to find that the locker wouldn’t close. I tried a few times but no luck. Figuring that one of the cabin staff new the magic touch I left the locker open and went back to my seat. This ****** then shouts at me “you just can’t leave it”, so I stupidly turned back and after slamming the locker a few times eventually got it to work. I’m still kicking myself for not saying something to him as he was rude, something like “people like you should be seen and not heard”.

The previous situation was on a London – Cambridge train. I was tired and took my shoes off and put my feet on the chair (with a newspaper underneath). This moron who was walking along the carriage tapped my leg with his umbrella. It still bugs me that I didn’t get him for assault, or went with my brolly and whacked his legs. Another time a middle aged woman who was with her husband told me to stop talking. I wish that time I had told he to “go **** yourself”. 

It’s the arrogance and superiority of people who think they have the right to tell others what to do.

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