Surely this can’t be a true representation of today’s youth?!
18 year old Florida resident, Penelope Soto, charged with drug possession, laughed her way through her bail hearing. He warned her to be serious multiple times. She got upset when the judge increased the $5,000 bail bond to $10,000 because of her lack of respect. As she left the court room she flipped the judge the bird, accompanied with a verbal “F*** Y**”. She was shocked when he found her in contempt and sentenced her to 30 days in jail. **Now in her defense, she did OK the first bit but when the Judge didn’t like her attitude, she should have gone quietly.
Where has all the RESPECT gone?
Definition of RESPECT
: a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation
: an act of giving particular attention : consideration
a : high or special regard : esteem
b : the quality or state of being esteemed
c plural : expressions of high or special regard or deference
I see the lack of it on the playground, in the school hall, at the mall, on the train… more than ever it seems, or is my perception just heightened at this point in my life?
I’m not a big fan of swearing, especially AT someone, so that’s on my list of pet peeves, I heard a grade 2 kid telling the other kids in the playground to F*** O**. Um…. that’s just NOT OK in my books (at any age).
Other pet peeves include; spitting, pushing, interrupting, name-calling, bullies (IRL & Cyber), hogging both armrests in the theatre, not saying please or thank you or sorry, chewing gum with an open mouth, littering… I could go on. To me, it’s a sign of a lack of respect, for themselves and for others.
Emily Post is rolling over in her grave.
What happened to being courteous, thoughtful and considerate of others around you?
Did you know there was a day when it was considered rude for a man to swear in front of a woman? Nowadays, nobody seems to care what they say and they’ll say it wherever and to whomever they wish with absolutely no regard.
Women are being called a “B***H” more and more in TV shows and in movies today than ever before. This translates into day-to-day interactions and I hear it all the time in the mall, like it’s an enduring term for a girl. IT IS NOT!
Is it just me, or is there a deep-seated level of hostility out there?!
What are you doing with your children to make sure they don’t grow up to be beasts?