[quote="TheRealJuliane, post:44, topic:225654"]
I don't know, I've been backstabbed by people with smiles on their faces, I'd rather have someone tell me to take a flying leap to my face than work behind my back, with a knife, while smiling all the while.
And rude is a matter of interpretation. I'm SURE quite a few people on this forum think I am rude, but I am not cruel and not brutal. I don't belittle people.
Well, except if you cut me off on a highway entrance ramp....
I'm talking about everyday interactions with strangers, co-workers, casual friends in the grocery line/etc. These people can't stab you in back because they're not that close to you. People like that should put whatever mood they're in beside and be nice. It's not being "fake" or "phony" it's about acting like a grown up and not a spoiled 12 year old drama queen who likes to ruin other peoples days.
And rude isn't a matter of interpretation. Rude is rude,. It's rude to cut someone off on the driveway ramp. It's rude to interrupt someone when they're talking to you.These are just basics that mom really should have taught you as a child.