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Disgraceful behaviour!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Doglover, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. I was standing in the Health Centre pharmacy waiting for my prescription, for yet another sinus infection.
    This rather large, scantily clad, very blonde, very fake-tanned, very loud and very foul-mouthed lady came in and started to ask if anyone owned a certain car. There were a few elderly gentlemen standing, and she singled them out and aggressively enquired if they had left their wives in the car.
    I was beginning to think, the wife must have been ill or maybe confused or in some other kind of danger, when said lady went back outside and yelled at someone, "Your husband isn't in the pharmacy!!"
    She then came back inside and went over to the Reception for the Doctors.
    By this time I had got my prescription and went outside, and couldn't honestly see what the fuss was about.
    Then she came storming out, with a man behind her, and immediately started shouting at someone else in another car.
    It would appear she had hit the car of the man who was with her, while trying to reverse into a space reserved for one of the Practice's disabled doctors. His elderly wife was in the back seat of the car. He went straight to the car, and checked on his wife, and then checked the front of his car.
    By this stage the nice lady who had done the damage, was screaming across the car park at the other man. He had apparently pumped his horn to alert her that she was about to hit the car, and now she was being really verbally abusive to him. The language she was using, at full volume, was absolutely dreadful. Her children watched on. The man who's car she had hit, just shook his head and went back inside and she shouted, "Hey do you want my details or what?" and the man shook his head and walked on. She continued then to abuse the other man, who got back into his car and drove off.
    I was very concerned about the elderly lady in the car, and went over to the car. She opened the door in floods of tears, and proceeded to explain, that she is deaf and lipreads, and therefore had no idea what was happening. There had been minimal impact with the vehicle, so she had not felt it, so didn't really know why this other lady had approached the car. When she couldn't understand her, the lovely, caring lady who had hit her car (not) started to yell at her, and the lady couldn't explain she couldn't hear. She was soo upset, bless her, so I stayed with her a while to make sure she was okay until her husband, who had lost his place in the queue at reception, returned.
    They were in a courtesy car, as someone had previously hit their own car, and it was in getting fixed. She said she was a very nervous person and never went anywhere without her husband, because she finds it so hardto communicate. She had her little pooch on her knee.
    I felt so sorry for her. I have never witnessed such a disgraceful display of behaviour in all my life. It made me so very angry!!
     
  2. I was standing in the Health Centre pharmacy waiting for my prescription, for yet another sinus infection.
    This rather large, scantily clad, very blonde, very fake-tanned, very loud and very foul-mouthed lady came in and started to ask if anyone owned a certain car. There were a few elderly gentlemen standing, and she singled them out and aggressively enquired if they had left their wives in the car.
    I was beginning to think, the wife must have been ill or maybe confused or in some other kind of danger, when said lady went back outside and yelled at someone, "Your husband isn't in the pharmacy!!"
    She then came back inside and went over to the Reception for the Doctors.
    By this time I had got my prescription and went outside, and couldn't honestly see what the fuss was about.
    Then she came storming out, with a man behind her, and immediately started shouting at someone else in another car.
    It would appear she had hit the car of the man who was with her, while trying to reverse into a space reserved for one of the Practice's disabled doctors. His elderly wife was in the back seat of the car. He went straight to the car, and checked on his wife, and then checked the front of his car.
    By this stage the nice lady who had done the damage, was screaming across the car park at the other man. He had apparently pumped his horn to alert her that she was about to hit the car, and now she was being really verbally abusive to him. The language she was using, at full volume, was absolutely dreadful. Her children watched on. The man who's car she had hit, just shook his head and went back inside and she shouted, "Hey do you want my details or what?" and the man shook his head and walked on. She continued then to abuse the other man, who got back into his car and drove off.
    I was very concerned about the elderly lady in the car, and went over to the car. She opened the door in floods of tears, and proceeded to explain, that she is deaf and lipreads, and therefore had no idea what was happening. There had been minimal impact with the vehicle, so she had not felt it, so didn't really know why this other lady had approached the car. When she couldn't understand her, the lovely, caring lady who had hit her car (not) started to yell at her, and the lady couldn't explain she couldn't hear. She was soo upset, bless her, so I stayed with her a while to make sure she was okay until her husband, who had lost his place in the queue at reception, returned.
    They were in a courtesy car, as someone had previously hit their own car, and it was in getting fixed. She said she was a very nervous person and never went anywhere without her husband, because she finds it so hardto communicate. She had her little pooch on her knee.
    I felt so sorry for her. I have never witnessed such a disgraceful display of behaviour in all my life. It made me so very angry!!
     
  3. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    There are no words.
    Some people really need a smack. With a lump of 4 by 2. [​IMG]
     
  4. I honestly felt like doing just that, Manashee.
    The poor wee woman in the car was so upset and she didn't even really understand what had happened :s
     
  5. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Aye, some folk have all the emotional intelligence of a house brick. No awareness, no nothing. It's like they are a whole other species. I despair, I really do. [​IMG]
    Thank goodness you were there though.
     
  6. There seem to be many more rude people around - well, angry people might be a better description. My partner and I are often told we are rude for eg saying 'Don't mention it' when we have held open doors or given way on pavements for people much younger than ourselves and are totally ignored. Whatever happened to respect for the elderly? The incident you describe is totally unacceptable. I have a lot of sympathy for deaf people as we socialise a Hearing Dog puppy and we hear of situations where they have been abused as drunks because balance and speech can be a problem. I agree with Manashee regarding the 4 by 2!
     
  7. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    It's at times such as DL describes that I wish I had the use of a taser and could just drop these vile, shouty ignoranuses with one zap. Mid rant.
    Probably to mass applause from onlookers.
    I worry about what goes on in my head sometimes... [​IMG]
     
  8. Oooo yes. Taser. Mmmm.

    *goes a bit dreamy*
     
  9. Maybe I need to start worrying too ;)
     
  10. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

  11. In the cases of people such as the "lady" in the original post, I sometimes think it'd be nice to introduce an idiot tax...
     
  12. With a 6" nail in the business end!
    Scum who need their comeuppance imo.
     
  13. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i once went into a second hand bookshop, didn't find anything, and left. on the way out, the rather snooty middleaged upper middle class proprietor berated me for my manners - apparently i hadn't thanked her for the opportunity of looking round her shop (she spent the time i was in there on the phone, as i recall).
    if said lady had been rather more welcoming i might have nodded and smiled on the way out, but she ignored me completely apart from to tell me off. besides, i was a customer, even if i didn't buy anything. (was tempted to think that she had overestimated her own importance in the relationship between us, she spoke to me as if i was dirt under her feet)
    i was pretty cross.
     
  14. That is appalling. It's a great pity that there wasn't a concerted effort to tell the harridan exactly what she was like!
    Why do scum like this get away with such antics? - because they know that there will be no consequence. Most of them learn that in school.
     
  15. I had no mobile phone number with me, or I might have called the police.
    Given as everyone else was completely ignoring what was going on, and the elderly lady was already so upset, I thought it better to comfort her, than confront the wrongdoer.
    Manashee, thanks for the doggie link. My youngest loves that sight after I showed her one of the other links you posted before ;)
     
  16. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Young scumlets have been over-praised and lauded for doing the bare minimum all their lives, and now probably consider themselves to be the most important things on the planet. It's too late to try to re-train them.
     
  17. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    You're prejudiced! What relevance to the rights and wrongs of the situation does this information have?
     
  18. None, Eureka - unless you want to make them relevant.
    I was merely giving a descpription.
     
  19. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    I rest my case m'lud.
     
  20. You missed a bit of the description:

    This rather large, scantily clad, very blonde, very fake-tanned, very loud and very foul-mouthed lady.
    I presume that you find individuals of this type to be normally quite well natured, Eureka?
     

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