The prompt I received was: "What do you consider rude? Would you make it a crime? What would the punishment be?
It was submitted by: http://dinoheromommy.com/
I think rude is subjective. Meaning that it all depends on the person. Some people would consider it rude to put your elbows on the dining table, but here in the South, most everyone eats that way. Rude varies from country, culture, and region. Rude is mostly a social concept to define what is considered the "social norm." When you take into account that every person, family, culture, are different, rude doesn't even carry the same meaning.
What I consider rude is being blatantly unkind. I don't care if you chew with your mouth open, forget your ma'ams and sirs, but being unkind is rude. Letting the door slam on the person right behind you is rude. Saying harsh and cruel things about another person is rude.
And then there's the minor infractions that frustrate most everyone, but can they really be considered "rude" by definition? Things like: cutting someone off in traffic, not using a turn signal, tailgating, using the last of something and not replacing it, littering, things that affect all of us? If it affects someone else in a negative manner, its rude.
So where do we draw the line? Simply put, we can't, the line is too blurred. With that being said, it's too hard to classify something so subjective as a crime. Things like "assault" are a blanket statement and cover various types of assault. Same thing with rude, it's such blanket statement that covers various infractions. It would be hard to make the punishment fit the crime.
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Baking In A Tornado http://www.BakingInATornado.co
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com/
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The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver http://www.thediaryofanalz
The Lieber Family Blog http://thelieberfamily.com
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Never Ever Give Up Hope http://batteredhope.blogspot.
The Bergham Chronicles http://berghamchronicles.blo
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A Little Piece of Peace http://little-piece-of-peace.
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