How rude is that? It's up to you.
by HRIT Staff on June 09, 2011
A friend just added the following all caps signature line to everything they post online and text: "JUST DEAL WITH IT!"
I told her privately by text that I
considered it rude. She thinks it is positive. If she didn't reply to strangers
posts on Twitter I would be less worried. Is it rude or is it me?
You are right to be concerned! Why would anyone shout anything -- much less such a charmless comment -- at everyone they contact electronically? It's not a great leap to think that such a person is exhibiting the classic rudester sign of disregard for, well, everyone.
Now, normally, we're not in the advice business, but, perhaps in this case a simple suggestion is warranted: how about asking her to shout "JUST DEAL WITH IT!" at the end of every verbal communication? Alternatively, you could demonstrate what a great idea she's stumbled upon by shouting it out yourself to her at every opportunity. Our guess is that she'll come around to seeing that it's rude indeed. If not, you've probably one too many friends.
by HRIT Staff on June 08, 2011
Alamo Drafthouse has earned a place in the HRIT Hall of Fame with their ingenious handling of world-class rudeness.
After two warnings about texting during a movie, the independent cinema lived up to their no-phone policy, and asked the rude patron to leave. This prompted her to leave an angry, profanity filled voicemail for the theater's staff. Clever CEO Tim League saw the woman's rude (and rather inane) rant as the perfect way to reinforce their policy -- and used it to create a pre-movie PSA that's now making the Alamo Drafthouse famous around the web!
Go, Alamo Drafthouse! We love to see a rudester hoisted by her own petard.
by HRIT Staff on May 23, 2011
The ex-boyfriend whose behavior made singer Adele's life "a misery" may have just jumped to the top of the line of all-time rudesters.
Unable to ignore the international success of his former girlfriend, the cad now claims that he deserves a share of the income from her first album. His reasoning? Since her songs of heartbreak were undoubtedly inspired by his bad-boyfriend behavior, she owes him payment for his valuable contributions to her success. Naturally, we think, "How rude is that?" -- but, at least this time we're confident Adele's getting her much-deserved last laugh.
Bonus: click here to read about Adele and 13 other artists who got their revenge on the ones that done them wrong with big hit singles.
by HRIT Staff on May 12, 2011
Extreme rudeness has always been a key attention-grabbing tactic for Glenn Beck. So, normally his antics don't shock people too much any more. Plus, he's been apparently been fired by Fox, so one can only imagine he's scrambling for ways to get more mindshare on the internets in preparation for his next ... whatever. Even so, his latest display of poor form -- mocking Meghan McCain by pretending vomit repeatedly at the mention of her name -- hits a new low.
And why was Beck even discussing Ms. McCain? Because of her public service announcement about skin cancer, in which she and several other young budding celebrities appear "naked" (not really -- not even close -- see image from actual PSA below) to make the point that going out without sunscreen in summer is like being naked, i.e., unprotected from skin cancer. Both of McCain's parents have battled the deadly disease.
Yep, a mean-spirited, disgusting mocking of McCain was definitely in order (if being as rude as possible is a personal goal, as it appears to be for Beck). How rude is that?
by Miss Manners Fan on February 13, 2011
Today's victim? An accountant's (mysteriously) loyal client, back for her annual tax appointment. Not only did this accountant mistakenly congratulate this poor client on her non-existent pregnancy, but also blundered along with unsolicited input about proper hydration and doctor visits.
If there is one thing that is absolutely irrefutable, it is this: "when are you due?" is never a question you should ever, ever, EVER ask a woman unless and until she has told you herself she is pregnant.
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