So we're at my son's high school graduation ceremony last night and the parents acted worse than the kids! Almost 700 seniors graduating, a college arena, easily 3,000 people there and at least 10% of the guests were totally rude. The emcee and literally EVERY speaker asked people to remain quiet as each name was called so that the next name could be heard. Not only was this ignored, but people were blowing those can horns, hooting and hollering and acting like buffoons in public.
A guy behind me never shut his mouth the entire time! If he wasn't shouting something toward the stage, he was loudly conversing with the guy next to him. Now these were not 17 or 18 year olds. These were parents - most in their forties and up.
What is up with this? Are manners on the decline? Do you find rude people everywhere? I seem to be surrounded by them more and more. Could this be a trend, like rising gasoline prices? God, I hope not. What do you think?