I was at the store and I was driving my truck and I accidently hit the car behind me. The old man just completly cussed me out, yelled at me, and threatened me. I gave him my insurance info and my drivers license but I didn't get to take pics because I was really mad and about to cry Lol. The scratch on the other car is the size of my thumb. how do you deal with old people who are really rude and disrespectful? My parents tuaght me to respect my elders and act like a lady but I don't know sometimes they take it too far
Why are old people so rude? How do you deal with them?
What Guys Said 14
When someone screams at you, this person try to make you feel guilty or bad about yourself. In fact, i don't think you need, you can do it already quite well just by yourself when you know you did a mistake.
That being said, if someone is disrespectful to you, don't get into the dispute, stay calm and ask for the person to be respectful. don't let yourself impress by those words. Shit happen to every one of us and i did some bad moves too already.
Don't make yourself feel as a victim, keep yourself calm and straight up in front of the disrespectful person. let him / her throw it out and let it pass around you. one day, the person will stop and you'll be able to discuss maybe. if not, well, there is nothing you can do.
Remember that you cannot change the world, you can only change the way to react with it.
Love, peace, happiness, hugs and cuddles :-)1
it's just his personality reacting to an accident. some people would get mad and some won't. me i wouldn't get mad i would only get mad if someone hits me and injures me from driving reckless. you should focus more on wondering how to avoid hitting a car next time so you can gain experience1
I deal with them by waiting for them to die2
well can't really say that he was a rude person, because maybe hitting his car made him angry1
I dont give a shit if someone is old or not, if you dont show respect u will get what u deserve ;)1
They're already on the verge of death so it doesn't matter just ignore him. I'm sure his chest was hurting after all that cussing :-)1
But what did I do? :(((((1
Old people: ARRGHHHH YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SUCHA WRECKLESS SHITTY DRIVERS
Young people: Wow! Why are old people so rude!!. ?
Moral of the story. STOP GENERALISING. That's probably just him as an Angry person. Ticked off by by being hit1
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What Girls Said 14
Some of them are jealous with the younger generation and their bitter about their life because of things they regretted when they were younger. A lot them have experienced so much trauma in their lives, nobody hardly wants to be around them. Then you people who are just rude to elderly people in general, to the point the old can't handle life anymore. Their miserable. But there are some that isn't that way by choice. And you have to remember that a lot of them a very lonely. They don't have much family, let alone somebody who cares about them or truly loves them. Some families even go about abandoning them when they feel that their a burden. You have to be in their shoes. Be nice to them even when they're mean to you. Don't pity them. Show them kindness, that's all they really want. Somebody to love them and understand them. Many are in pain and are forever alone on this earth. Do you or anybody else want to live like that to the point your about to die at any given day? Life is too short for bitterness.1
That's awful.. Some older people can be pretty cranky and you feel bad being rude back because, well they're old! Who knows what this mans life has been like. Whenever someone lashes out at me I try not to take it personally ESPECIALLY if I don't know them because they know nothing about you and you know nothing about them. I know it's hard and it sucks when people are assholes but just don't let it bother you too much1
Im sorry i will give you as much respect as you deserve. but im not letting some old mf cuss me out just bc they're old. i will treat you like you're 18. you are not MY elder, ain't like you're my grandpa you're just some random old man that i dont care about1
Lol I've had something similar happen. I was driving through a parking lot and some old geezer and his wife were turning into the parking lot and i guess i must've cut them off cuz he literally followed me, got out of his big black gas-guzzling jeep, walked up to my car and started yelling at me through my closed window. It was somewhat of a traumatic experience to say the least.
I think cause they've been there, done that, they feel entitled. Or they feel bitter or regretful or they forgot to take their meds and will take it out on you1
Once you figure this out, let me know. My grandmother is a rude, old lady. Hah.1
There are some people like that whether their old or not I try to remain calm be bigger person. My parents always told me to respect my elders I don't exactly believe that tho I respect those who respect me like at first I'll show respect but if your gonna be disresptful towards me don't expect me to still have respect for you.1
Don't take it personally. Maybe his wife just died and he was in a bad mood and needed to take it out on someone1
You kill them with kindness and only defend yourself when I comes to that point.1
I open the way so they can pass without hurting me lol1
Omg can't stand them.1