Saturday, January 22, 2011

Respect your elders...but being elderly does not give you a pass to not be classy!

Hello ladies and gentlemen. I hope that you have been being good boys and girls and being classy in 2011 so far. Did you write (yes, I said WRITE) thank you cards for your Christmas gifts? I hope so, my mamala would be VERY disappointed if you didn't. So I went to see The Kings Speech today at the Century Cinema in Chicago. First of all, GREAT, GREAT movie! Second of all, I wish I could live at that theater they only show foreign and independent films (MY FAVORITE).

So I sat down in a fairly empty theater with my popcorn (small, no butter) and diet Coke (small)...yes, still trying to maintain and lose a bit more weight (down 29 pounds and almost 50 inches, so frightening that I had that much weight to lose..but that is a whole other blog post). And in the last 15 minutes before the movie started, the theater filled up FAST. So these two older women (think 75+) sat at the end of my row. These women were so incredibly RUDE...they argued out loud for at least 5 minutes, talked through a lot of the movie and then were giving their reviews of it at the end of the movie. SIGH...I hate that. Anyway, it got me to thinking about older individuals.

Do you ever notice that old people (and no I don't mean ALL old people) seem to think that since they have lived a long time it is OK to be rude, make people wait for them and generally have no regard for those around them. And you know I am the first to stand up, respect my elders, and give them a break as they can't move as quickly or can't see as well, but none of those reasons make it OK to be rude to those around them. I am not asking them not demand respect as they are elderly and may need help getting the door, but they should also be gracious and classy and those adjectives are not just restricted to the younger set.

So older ladies and gentlemen seriously, please take heed, it is always OK to be classy and if you need help ask for it, there are always classy ladies and gentlemen to help you with groceries or the door. Be sure to thank everyone for the assistance and don't be rude because you feel you are entitled because you have lived longer.

Cheers and CIAO BELLAS.

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