Monday, March 07, 2005

Growing lack of civility in society....

The freshmen in my Chem 106 lecture seem to think that the professor and those sitting around them can't hear them when they talk on their cell-phones, chat with their neighbor at regular conversation-volume, and audibly chew snacks.

My upstairs neighbor's haven't once thought to themselves, "there are four other apartments in this complex occupied with people. Maybe they can hear us when we scream at the top of our lungs and grapple physically across the floor."

Or..."Hey, nobody else in this complex will be affected by our breaking contract and getting a dog. The dog won't create excess noise, and it certainly won't create a problem for others by crapping on the only lawn space in the complex."

or maybe even, "Oh, wait, maybe we shouldn't vacuum at 11:30PM! It might wake the Farringtons, who might be trying to get some sleep directly below us."

Or on the road...
I'm driving almost 80MPH in a 65MPH zone, yet, this simply isn't fast enough for most people who just have to get somewhere right away.

I guess it's easy to forget that the world doesn't revolve around you, sometimes.
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