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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #25 on: 10/07/2004 13:44:32 »
I was very rude to someone once, so I could well be their rudest person !!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #26 on: 12/07/2004 16:43:46 »
Anyone we know? tell us more...
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #27 on: 12/07/2004 19:52:11 »
hmmmm...it was no one you know, just some arsehole who bought a cheap turntable and amplifier and speakers (about 500) and became extremely abusive over the phone when he could not get it working.....on my own time, I went over to his flat because he refused to bring it back to the store, and the reason why he could not get any sound from his turntable was because he had not connected his speakers to the amplifier !!!!! and instead of looking embarassed and apologising for not realising what a silly mistake he had made, he continued to abuse the fact that we had not told him to connect his speakers !!!!, (which incidentally he saw me do as I demonstrated it to him)...he continued to be derisery in nature and demanded his money back and then became quite rude and made personal comments.........I didn't give him his money back and banned him from the store !!...the stupid aresehole !!.....and he kept on saying that he lived in the same apartment block as 'The Pet Shop Boys'.....as if that merited that I should get on my knees and bow in reverence.......big bloody deal !!!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #28 on: 13/07/2004 10:53:36 »
every one is rude to people now and again and usually for good reason. i had a doorstep sales person who i was very rude to. They rang the bell asking if i wanted new doors and windows. I explained that I rented the property so could not change the doors/windows. He then continued to tell me about how i could pay for the front and get the back free. I again told him that I rented the property. He than asked if he should come in and measure the doors and windows or do it from the outside. At this point I shut and locked the door and he still stood at the door talking through it! After about 5 minutes of him talking through the door I opened it, told him he was an idiot and should be sacked, that he had no common sence and was as thick as 2 short planks. I told him to go away or I would call the police. He then went. Although I was rude to him it was the only way to get rid of him!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #29 on: 13/07/2004 12:36:02 »
I often just tell those stupid salesman that I'm house sitting and that the owners are away for a couple of months or in jail !!!! (works most of the time)...and since I signed up to the telephone Preference Service  http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/ I don't get any more telesales...YAYYYYYYYY !!!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #30 on: 13/07/2004 19:22:01 »
Don't you find that whenever you get telesales or ring up to sort something out, the people are impossible to understand? there is more than one occasion i have asked to speak to someone else who actually speaks clear english!
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #31 on: 14/07/2004 07:28:10 »
That really bugs me when I can't understand the person. I had a problem with my mobile phone and called the 0845 number for customer services (I now know the calls get sent to India) I was on the phone for over an hour just giving the lady my details. I had to spell every word to her! She asked which shop I had got the phone from so I told her KJC, she even asked me how to spell KJC! Oh and when I told her my address she asked me how to spell Road!!!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #32 on: 15/07/2004 22:53:40 »
I met a really rude parrot once that swore at me!
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #33 on: 16/08/2004 01:25:23 »
I think people who are rude lack communication skills (including me when I'm rude), and/or they are not aware of their desired outcome.  Neil, the fellow you mentioned may have been told by someone whose opinion he valued that he was stupid.  So then he gets himself into a situation where that belief is reinforced, but he doesn't want to feel stupid, so he goes through contortions to be "right".  Then again some people just choose to be ignorant assholes.
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #34 on: 16/08/2004 02:39:12 »
...agree with all you say Donnah, he was clearly being defensive and did not want to admit his sillyness to cover up the trouble I had gone to too........another case similar in nature but with a completely different attitude was a customer who could get no sound from his tape deck....I went over to his place, and I immediately saw the problem.....he did not select the tape deck switch on his amplifier !!..he was most embarassed and apologised, even offered me a 10 tip which I refused....suffice to say he ate humble pie and has subsequently become a repeat customer.

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #35 on: 16/08/2004 06:18:00 »
I find that most people can be nice about it when you point out some really stupid thing they've done, as long as you are nice about it and don't make them out to be stupid overall.  I know I've had my moments!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #36 on: 16/08/2004 12:52:42 »
...absolutely John, I see remaining calm and collected during a verbal onslaught one way to rise above and show maturity and proffesionalism, but like you, there have been moments too...when people start getting too abusive and making personal remarks ( and one can almost sense the frustration in them ) then you have every right to act appropriately.

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #37 on: 16/08/2004 20:56:17 »
Me and Rich were in Boots the other week. The lady put my items through the till and I handed her my Boots card asking her whether I had enough points on it to cover the transaction. She snottily said 'well actually we usually ask people to ask us that BEFORE we scan the items'.

I'm sorry? Did she ask me to ask that before she scanned them? NO!
           Was there a sign on the wall telling me to ask her before
           she scanned them? NO!
           Am I supposed to have a crystal ball to consult?Evidently!

GRRR....However we restrained ourselves and left.
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #38 on: 17/08/2004 10:20:52 »
Yeah she was a miserable bitch! Don't think they sell personalities in Boots otherwise she might have been able to make use of her staff discount!
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #39 on: 17/08/2004 19:34:02 »
ooooh !!! what were you buying in Boots ?....Yesterday , was in Currys, all I can say is that if they need referring to a company who specialises in customer care I will be happy to recommend someone....they need it badly !!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #40 on: 22/08/2004 04:14:46 »
Rudest person I ever met?  How about a 911 operator who hung up on me?
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #41 on: 22/08/2004 12:11:55 »
Bezoar, that's truly terrible! Also imagine being hung up on by a double glazing sales man. Is that possible without being rude yourself?
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #42 on: 22/08/2004 21:02:18 »
Well Nancy, at least you got through on 911.  Last time I called to report an accident I was put on hold!
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #43 on: 26/08/2004 05:28:20 »
I guess that answers how effective the 911 number is.  I did make another call to report a car on fire.  The phone rang for 12 minutes before anyone answered.
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #44 on: 30/08/2004 04:08:44 »
The rudest people ive met were in Canada, must have been an off day because I swear all of them were giving me glares!  I was visiting some of my relatives up there, and we took a day trip to umm Leron(sp?) theme park.  I was at the mcdonalds in the park and I wasnt eating at the moment and some older guy made a remark about how I should leave if I'm not eating.  there pennies are really shiney though!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #45 on: 31/08/2004 10:01:50 »
The rudest people I've ever met are the self-important jumped up little oiks who work as US CUSTOMS OFFICERS !

"do you mind, SIR (which fake emphasis), you're nearly 0.25mm over the yellow line. Would you mind moving back."

"Well, actually, my luggage is very heavy and as you are currently looking at my documents I don't think it makes that much difference does it?"

"I'm sorry (with fake respect)"

"Don't be sorry, I quite understand"

"No, SIR, I've asked you to move back"..."And you've failed to fill in this box on the immigration form that specifically asks how many peas you had with your lunch on the plane - can you go back, complete the form, and STAND IN LINE again once you're done"



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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #46 on: 31/08/2004 18:42:29 »
That sounds like bureaucratic functionaries anywhere.

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #47 on: 12/02/2013 03:56:17 »
Not wanting to cause a war on here or anything (so light banter only please! ;)) But i just wondered which country you have visited and felt the people were really rude.

I'm afraid my prize goes to Austria... maybe it was a one off bad experience...

If we get repetitions from people then maybe we can have a league table lol! ;) ( i have to say though, that i find a lot of english people quite rude as well!)
I have travelled throughout most of Europe. I found with the exception of Romania and Hungary that most east European folk could be regarded as rude. In western / northern Europe the Poles, French and English are extremely rude.
The Germans are the politest and the Scottish and Irish are the friendliest.
In the Mediterranean most people seem to have the same happy go lucky attitude no matter what flag they live under. Americans are very amiable. But the people and country I love most are the Indians and India.     
 

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