Can we remove the rudeness?

Let’s say you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, and out of the blue someone bumps into you. Now, ideally, when someone bumps into you, they will apologize and both parties keep it moving. But lately more and more people tend to ignore the fact that a lot of students at GSU are generally rude. I don’t really understand how people can behave like they have no home training. There are so many students here who scream at the top of their lungs about how they are adults, yet they have no idea how to conduct themselves as such.

Being considerate to the people around you is important, and that goes way past simply saying “excuse me” when you bump into someone on the street. This also goes back to basic interaction. I believe with great honesty that there is no real reason to not say hello when interacting with another person. Why would a person walk into another person’s house without greeting that person? That, my friend, is rude, and could get you slapped by the right person. Personal appearance has a lot to do with simple consideration for other people.

Young Black men, nobody wants to see your underwear. This so-called personal style you have adopted basically says that if you were in jail, you would be somebody’s girlfriend. By all means, don’t get mad at teachers for making you leave class because they don’t appreciate the intricate stitching on your boxers.

I don’t know about anybody else, but I really can’t understand why a woman would dress in the least amount of clothes possible to attend class. As a man, it can be pleasing to the eye, but make no mistake that you are disrespecting yourself and just generally being very rude to those around you. Why is it rude? It’s simply disrespectful to the class and a major distraction. If you don’t want a guy sagging his jeans around you, save your club clothes for the club.

I shouldn’t really have to say this ’cause we’re supposed to be adults, but do you really have to yell at the person next to you to tell them something. The person around the corner does not need to hear you, and to be honest, if you’re yelling in a quiet room, chances are what you have to say probably isn’t that important.

It’s a shame that college students lack basic conversational skills. This might explain why some of us get ignored in registration lines. For the record, I’m not just talking about students, as a lot of the powers that be here at GSU really need a lecture on how to interact with others in a courteous manner.

I try my hardest to be a respectful person whenever I encounter another person. You never know what a person is going through, and the way you treat them may be the difference between them going over the edge or coming back from the brink. Treating the dude down the hall like doo-doo could get you done in, so do right by the people around you.