Rudeness is everywhere. If you ignore it, it grows and multiplies. If you confront it, it either stops or dies a natural death. I don’t know with you, but I deal with rudeness quite differently. Sometimes I ignore it, sometimes I face it head-on. It must be because I’m the type of girl who chooses her battles wisely.
Why try earning the respect of someone who does not know how to respect himself? Why bother yourself to call the attention of someone who does not know what he’s doing or is simply insensitive of other people’s feelings? If my credibility is being destroyed, my dignity attacked and my reputation put on the line, I fight back and do my best to take the enemy down. I do the same when I am deprived of my rights or when my family is dragged into the issue.
If it’s a petty matter, I let it go. Perhaps, that person is just having a bad day or is simply insane. I am understanding like that. Just like what a famous local celeb once said, “Life is too short to get angry all the time.” I know when to keep my cool and when to cast my wrath. 🙂