One of my earliest life lessons was learning not to be rude.
If I was, I knew I was taking a chance of getting smacked by the nearest adult!
That's the way it was in the 1950s.
Most children today - if teleported back in time till then - would be getting slapped so often they'd be afraid of opening their mouths (without thinking) and would lose their rude habits quickly.
Somehow being rude in the 21st Century has not only become acceptable, it's construed as being honest (!!) and telling it like it is among many Americans.
Yes. I'm talking about people who want Donald Trump to be our next president of the United States. These same followers are totally unconcerned when Trump gets caught lying.
In what I'm sure will go down as the most bizarre presidential election ever, Trump has opened the floodgates on rude public speaking without fear of reprisals.
He confidently tells listeners he can walk down the streets of New York and people wouldn't care if he killed someone. He's that sure there's enough rude Americans to win the election.
I know people want change. Our politicians suck. But putting an egotistical, narcissistic, bully, racist, and reality star in charge is NOT the answer.
In a recent rally Trump barked at a protestor and said he'd like to punch him in the face!
It's just too bad Mama Trump didn't slap him in the face repeatedly when he was rude while growing up! At least it would be easier on our ears today when listening to his lies...
Time for me to walk on down the road...