It has been a long time since I wrote a blog. Maybe I am mellowing with age. Or maybe I am just getting apathetic. I find more and more, that things that angered me before no longer warrant the effort of a rant.
Chavs with their trousers below their arse, witless bints walking down the street in their pyjamas, discourtesy, general rudeness and the general devolution of humanity don’t seem to light the fire that they did last year. Not sure what is wrong with me. Maybe the pressure of work, things going on in my life, or maybe I am just coming to realise that my rants do no good. They change nothing. People are still rude, ignorant, generally nasty to each other, still want to rip each other off for the smallest reward.
I think we all have to accept that the world changes. Not necessarily for the better, but it will change anyway. We used to have manners, we used to dress smartly to go to the cinema. Then came the MacDonald's generation, a generation that seems to have adopted the hoodie and half-mast trousers as their uniform. Or a sort of effeminate, androgynous style. The manners and the courtesy seem to have been replaced by a level of arrogance where a meeting of the eye results in a look that says “what the f^*k are you looking at?” Where we used to doff our caps to women we now avert our gaze, no one holds doors open for another anymore. Not sure that I like this world but I don’t think that there is anything I can do about it. I will still hold doors open, give up my seat on a bus ( that’ll be a hard on as I wouldn’t use a bus if you paid me, but you get the idea), and be generally polite. Lead by example and maybe I may change one persons attitude towards others. Or maybe not.