DECEMBER 28, 2022
END OF YEAR EDITION
Pretty much standard practice for writers and journalists (I’m neither one, I’m a metal fabricator), to cover the highs and lows of the year about to come to a close. Well, I’m not going to do that exactly, I’m going to talk about how this country is beginning to change, and not for the best. The past two years have accelerated that process.
PEOPLE BORN IN THE FORTIES AND BEFORE HAD MUCH BETTER MANNERS.
I’m not trying to say rowdiness didn’t exist, it’s always been present. However, in most cases it just wasn’t tolerated, and trouble causers were dealt with and a swift and decisive manner. The police officers back in the day, could be pretty rough on the bad guys.
In the forties, when I was just a little shaver, I used to go downtown with my mother when she went shopping, or sometimes we would just take in a movie. She always wore her best dress, hat, and gloves, and of course high heels. She always dressed me in my Sunday best as well. I remember all of the women dressed like my mom, and men dressed in suits, ties, and hats. People were kind and courteous, and men always held the doors for women, and allowed women to go ahead. It was clear that women were to be treated with respect. On public transportation men always stood, and offered a woman his seat, as a man, this was expected of you.
When families dined out (that was a real luxury) children were never allowed to act out, scream and throw tantrums. Children were expected to be quiet and exhibit good table manners. A child never left a table without an adult escort. Didn’t happen. As a result, dining out was a pleasant experience, quite different from dining at a family restaurant today. Kids are climbing any vertical structure they can find, running down the aisles, or crawling under the tables, or just plain acting like pint sized jerks.
You rarely heard an adult use profanity in public, or in a group of people at a private gathering. It wasn’t acceptable behavior. Using profanity would be looked upon as disrespectful of others who may be religious or didn’t engage in using such language. It was just bad taste.
AIR TRAVEL IN THE FIFTIES
AIR TRAVELERS IN 2022 (AKA SLOBS)
I absolutely refuse to fly on a commercial airliner or use any other public transport. You could end up in the presence of an unsavory individual or individuals, with dire consequences. Hell, even cruises today have drunken brawls, and people being pushed overboard. No thank you, if I can’t get there by private automobile, I ain’t goin’.
I did a lot of air travel in the 70’s and 80’s. and I came to the conclusion that when women dressed to fly, they spent hours finding the absolute craziest, ugliest clothes they owned, combined with some outlandish foot gear for their journey. They came to the airport dressed like clowns. Has anyone else noticed this? Men no longer wear business suits to fly, but at least they don’t look like escapees from a loony den.
THIS WOMAN WAS TOTALLY PISSED WHEN SHE WAS TOLD HER ATTIRE WAS INAPPROPRIATE FOR AIR TRAVEL. THIS IS A TRUE STORY.
IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE, NOT BETTER
Public schools have no dress codes, kids go to school looking like slobs. The girls look like hookers, and the teachers look like they just came in from gardening. People in offices nowadays aren’t much better. I see women working in offices wearing dresses I’m pretty sure they wore to a party the night before. People have no sense of pride anymore. I see guys wearing slacks with shoes that look like they stole ’em off a homeless guy. Then somewhere in between is the guy that dresses like a street thug working at a fast-food joint. I’m real excited about that guy handling my food. Thankfully I’ve been vaccinated for hepatitis.
Now there are about 2 1/2 million new immigrants from third world countries in the past two years to join in with the 30 odd million already here. These folks are coming here from impoverished socialist nations. Not to sound like a xenophobe, but I don’t expect them to lift the standards of human behavior to any great new heights. Also, I wouldn’t expect them to usher in a new industrial or technological era.
What I do expect, is a total calamity, as the genius Democrats have pretty much neutered law enforcement, and there is no question a goodly number of these new residents are not exactly model citizens. Yep, gonna be a rough ride for awhile.
DON’T WORRY, BIDEN AND HIS BAND OF WORN-OUT OCTOGENARIANS, QUEERS AND FREAKS WILL SAVE US.
This clown show isn’t going to save anyone from anything, I’m just being sarcastic, that’s what I do best. They may actually start another world war that involves nuclear weapons. If anyone in congress survives it, they will surely begin a new investigation to blame it on Trump.
VERITAS VINCIT ~ LIVE FREE OR DIE
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I think manners and chivalry went by the wayside once women’s liberation began in the 70s. Men used to stand up and give woman a seat like my father would have. But in the 70s men just opened their newspaper and pretended to be reading rather than give up their seat for a woman. Hey, we wanted to be treated equally and that comes with it.
Dress codes are essential in school to teach children at a young age to follow rules, respect the school, and not try to be a clown. But in the 70s those went away as well; and as a result, replaced by school shootings, bullying, cross dressing, and now gender confusion. Yes, travel by car is much safer unless it’s an EV on a freezing day. Happy New Year, hopefully.