- 13 months ago
So I wanted to see if it is like this all over, or just where I live. Does it seem like everyone is just doing what is best for them? Nobody has time for anyone else? Everyone is just trying to get one step ahead of everyone else?
Where I live, just outside of Baltimore, I feel like I live with the most rude group of people in society. When I drive to work each day, people will drive along the the entrance ramps of the highways all the way to the end to pass as many cars as possible, then cut in, slowing everyone else down behind them. In traffic intersections, people constantly speed thru a yellow/red light so their day is not disrupted for a measly 3 minutes at a red light, etc. On the highway, people are constantly cutting in front of you trying to get one step ahead into that faster lane, then jump back when that lane slows and another speeds up. If someone cuts in front of you and you lay on the horn, they have the audacity to give you the one finger salute and speed off. That's the driving part, and yes I'm aware the Baltimore/DC metro area is supposedly home to the worst drivers in the country. It just feels like nobody really gives a **** about anyone else and everyone is consumed in their own day.
On top of that, it just feels like anywhere you go here someone is trying to sell me this, or have me do that, etc. You can't even go to a store in a mall without some kid working there trying to tell you about their sales, their name, their bonus card this, and rewards points that. I'm aware they are just doing their job, but do retail businesses really think bombarding you with this ******** as soon as you walk in the door is the best way to bring customers back? On top of that, when I go to purchase something, why do I need to give you my personal information in order to buy something? I pay you, you give me what I want, I leave with a receipt, it should be simple as that. I don't need your benefits card, or to give you my email, let you know where my house is, etc. I feel like Peter Griffin on Grinds My Gears, but come on this is ridiculous.
It just seems like everywhere you go here, everyone is trying to pull one over on you whether it be at the mall, at the grocery store, at the gas station, at the auto shop, etc. Everyone just feels like they're trying to get one step ahead of everyone in every aspect of life. I live in a really nice area, but other than one neighbor of mine, nobody is really friendly with anyone else in the neighborhood. I've heard of people being much more friendly down south and when I've visited it just seems like a totally different flow to life. People seem to care about one another, help their neighbors out, are generally friendly to really anyone they encounter no matter where they are from. The opposite is true around Baltimore, I just wanted to see what it is like where you live. Is this a Baltimore thing or is this how people are all over the country now.