I need to rant for a few moments please. Today I was in Barnes and Noble looking for something not school related to read. As I was perusing the best sellers, behind me was a man who was carrying on various business conversations at a higher than normal voice level. He was obviously pumping up some sales staff and reminding his folks how many widgets they had sold and how many millions of dollars in revenue they were responsible for. Okay, I realize Barnes and Noble isn’t a library – but for goodness sake, if you absolutely must have a phone conversation at least keep your voice down to a low level and be a little considerate of others. I finally walked the two rows over (yes, he was that far away from me and obnoxiously loud) to this gentleman and asked him to take his conversation outside or at least lower his voice. I won’t repeat what he said to me but I can tell you if I knew what he sold and it was something I used, it would be a cold day in Hades before I gave him my business.
When did we become such ill-mannered people who only care about ourselves? I try and remember my Christian values when I deal with others, but sometimes I am sorely vexed and wanting so much to deliver a good smack up side someone’s head.
Tomorrow is the rendezvous with Concrete Jeff. This should be fun.