Is it a sin?

Posted: November 29, 2007 in Random

In America we realize that there are some rules and customs that people should live by.

You don’t talk to people in the elevator, you don’t sneeze without covering your mouth (or shake hands afterwards), you don’t ask questions at the end of a meeting when everyone wants to go home, you don’t talk about how much money you make (even if people can look it up on the Internet), you don’t talk or look at people in the eyes when you are going to the bathroom, and you pretend to be dumb even if you are smart, because it’s not cool to make good grades (until you try to get into grad school).

On the flip-side I wonder why you can’t litter, but you can throw your cigarette butts on the ground. Why when you wave people in at an intersection they don’t have to give a “thank you wave” (you should be able to ram them if they don’t) and why we teach our kids to say please and thank you, but tell the drive-thru person “give me a…” like they aren’t real people.

Maybe I am alone on these, but I would love to pull a Fred Gratto (my dad) and pick up a still-smoking cigar off the ground and stuff it in the shirt pocket of the guys who threw it on the street.

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