Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's gotten really bad

In one week’s time here is what we have witnessed in the U.S.:

-- A Congressman yells out, “You lie!” to the President of the United States while the President is speaking to a nationally televised joint session of the House and Senate.

-- A world renowned tennis player who has made millions of dollars and has enjoyed privileges most could only dream about bursts out with profanities and throws a tantrum worthy of a three-year-old when she disagrees with the call of a line judge.

-- At an awards ceremony, a performer walks up to a fellow performer as she is accepting an award, pulls the microphone from her hand and explains to the crowd why another performer should have in fact won the award.

When did it get this bad? When did people like this – people of privilege – lose all sense of decorum and good manners and decide they can say and do anything at any time?

And that’s all I have to say about that.


Pam said...

We seem to have lost our 'manners', our sense of decorum.

Our mamas taught us there are just some things you don't do. You've just shown a week's worth of examples of those 'don'ts'.

Emily Post would be turning over in her grave!

Redlefty said...

And I'd also bet that all three of those people are benefiting in some way from the publicity.

Debby said...

Yes. Graciousness seems to be falling by the wayside. That is why I am always glad to stop by here. I always find graciousness.

quid said...

I was shaking my head over the same three things yesterday, Bob.

Being juvenile reigns.

Oh, joy.


Kelly said...

I must have missed out on your third example. That's probably my gain rather than my loss.

What a shame these examples are.