Is it just me or are people gettng rougher?
Is it because of the rising costs of everything? That seems simplistic, and yet I know we are bothered about the rising costs of petrol and food and power- possibly those on low incomes are stressed to the max?
Could it be that?
It's the only thing I can think of that is relatively recent.
There was a family yelling (including swearing!) at each other at the supermarket today, and we had the misfortune to be in front of them at the check-out. I've never heard people speaking to each other like this, and for so long in a *very* public place. It was bizarre.
Then we went outside to catch a bus, and a lady pushing a stroller, and with another little child(perhaps 4) rushed up to hit a man on the head wiht a rolled up cardboard poster! She did so a few times, calling him names (loudly), and then kicking him! I thought he might turn around and whack her back, but he didn't. She grabbed the baby he was holding, and kept calling him names and hitting him as he got on the bus. The little children were bawling. Again, it was bizarre.
Princess was wondering what was going on, why eveyroen was saying "bad words". I have no idea really.