Ill-mannered people and rude behaviour really riles us. How can people act so inconsiderately? When we witness such things, we feel the urge to say loudly… How very dare you?!
1. Bagsy that seat!
A seat is for bottoms, so on crowded transport, why do some commuters think it’s OK to take up a seat with their massive bags? They might be heavy, but they should still be placed on their laps.
Somebody shoves past and pushes in front of you at the bar. You can understand why they’ve got impatient as it’s taking so long to get served, but that’s the barman’s fault not yours!
3. Ask first!
A flatmate borrows your stuff without asking and thinks you’re making a fuss when you tell her to ask first if she’s going to do it again.
4. Who’s next?
The shopper in front of you in the supermarket didn’t put the little ‘Next Customer’ thingy down, so you had to put it there yourself. Even now your shopping’s all bagged up and in your trolley, you’re still peeved by their ill manners.
5. Bus hoppers
Commuters who don’t queue properly in a line at the bus stop, but loiter casually near and around the front and then jump on out of turn.
6. Are you being served?
Customers in shops who carry out a complete transaction with staff while consistently chatting on their mobile phone and not having any interaction with the person serving them.
7. Called short?
Talking of phones, when you’re out in a one-to-one situation and a friend gets a call she ‘has to take’. Fine, if it’s important and she keeps the call brief. But it doesn’t appear to be an essential conversation and it certainly isn’t a short one. You might as well do something else!
8. Too pushy
Tube travellers who push straight onto underground trains without letting other customers off first.
9. Get your own!
Out with a friend, you say you’re going to buy some chips, and she insists she doesn’t want any. She then continuously nicks yours . You’re sure she ended up having more than you!
10. Close your legs!
Getting around obviously winds us up a lot. As we’re now narked by those on trains who sit with their legs wide open (normally men!) despite the close proximity of their neighbour. Although the blokes we see have normally got their slacks pulled up!
11. We’ve got news for you
We’re not done yet. The wide-open newspaper brigade bug us, too. When there’s no room in the carriage, why do they thinks it’s OK to take up loads of space reading their big papers and not folding them back to make them half the size?
12. Take a tip
Having to leave straight after a meal out is acceptable. What isn’t, is when they leave the exact money for what they ate to the penny, without adding extra for service or a tip and the rest of you are busy trying to make up the shortfall.
13. Fight night…
During a cosy night in with your fella, he gets involved in a game of text tennis with a mate. You try to get him interested in something else, if you know what we mean, but he’s too preoccupied with his phone! There’s something you’d like to say to him. Sadly, though, it’s far too rude to include on this list where we’re condemning such behaviour!
What rudeness riles you? Let us know below…