Who were the rudest people you have met?

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Who were the rudest people you have met?
« on: 30/06/2004 09:24:25 »
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!)

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #1 on: 30/06/2004 14:49:53 »
Having only been to Canada, I'd have to say....the US.

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #2 on: 01/07/2004 19:42:23 »
One of our best ever holidays was in Italy....Rome, Florence and Venice....but we found the Romans....sooooo rude !!..espesh their driving.....I don't actually think they have a highway code !!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #3 on: 02/07/2004 02:51:51 »
Having been to Bolivia once, I would have to say the US.  Especially old people from New York who live in Florida.  They have to be the worst.

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #4 on: 02/07/2004 05:36:52 »
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Originally posted by tweener

Having been to Bolivia once, I would have to say the US.  Especially old people from New York who live in Florida.  They have to be the worst.

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So its the old US fogies then that have issues?

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #5 on: 02/07/2004 06:07:36 »
Americans... definately Americans!!! fools, infidel fools! Keeping Saddam like that, and an extra point, at least give saddam some 'just for men' for his beard, you cant let such a glorious leader appear on television in such a state!

I on the other hand, have grey highlights in my beard... was thinking of a purple rinse next. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #6 on: 02/07/2004 18:21:49 »
Satan !!...now there's a bad boy. He's rather rude though I do respect his ability to eat very very very hot curry.

Bin, I think a rinse and perhaps a mohican with pink tips and glitter would be nice, and that's just the hair on your bum.

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #7 on: 03/07/2004 04:32:45 »
I have found Saddam VERY rude recently, hasn't phoned, he heasn't written, court case or not I think its very rude!!! Local papers are printing things like this



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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #8 on: 05/07/2004 00:32:57 »
I met a right snotty cow the other day when I was walking the dog. She lives down the bottom of our road and had just driven up to her house and got out of her stupid little shiney city car (we live in the country), when Einstein our dog who is very friendly started wagging his tail and went over and sniffed her. She looked at him like he was a piece of poo on her high heels, walked round him and marched into her house without evening looking at me or smiling or anything. That's Surrey for you. A few days later when walking Einstein he needed a piss.....and decided to do it against her bin. They don't call him Einstein for nothing.[:D]

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #9 on: 05/07/2004 04:13:16 »
good old einstein!!! sounds like a silly cow, most of the locals are nice as well, i doubt she has many friends?

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #10 on: 05/07/2004 12:17:50 »
Give me her address and I'll crap against her bin too !![:D]

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #11 on: 06/07/2004 01:28:13 »
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Originally posted by neilep

Give me her address and I'll crap against her bin too !![:D]

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lol, i can just imagine you turning up and squatting behind the bin, trousers around your ankles hahahaha!

Hey, the best way to get back at people is to crap in a paper bag, fill it with lighter fuel and leave it on someone's doorstep. Light it, ring the bell and leg it. They will come to the door and the natural reaction is to stamp out the flames and well the rest is evident... [;)]

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #12 on: 06/07/2004 01:28:49 »
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Originally posted by neilep

Give me her address and I'll crap against her bin too !![:D]

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lol, i can just imagine you turning up and squatting behind the bin, trousers around your ankles hahahaha!

Hey, the best way to get back at people is to crap in a paper bag, fill it with lighter fuel and leave it on someone's doorstep. Light it, ring the bell and leg it. They will come to the door and the natural reaction is to stamp out the flames and well the rest is evident... [;)]

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #13 on: 06/07/2004 01:29:32 »
Its playing up, it won't show my text if i reply with quote... oh well. This goes in the above. (And noticed its double posting, strange things are going on)

lol, i can just imagine you turning up and squatting behind the bin, trousers around your ankles hahahaha!

Hey, the best way to get back at people is to crap in a paper bag, fill it with lighter fuel and leave it on someone's doorstep. Light it, ring the bell and leg it. They will come to the door and the natural reaction is to stamp out the flames and well the rest is evident... [;)]
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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #14 on: 06/07/2004 11:07:45 »
Old people! They judge young people too much.
I was sat in the vets about 18 months ago with my pet cuddles a rescued Royal python in what looked like a giant tool box with holes drilled in the top and these two old ladies with there cats sat on there laps started tutting at me telling me I was cruel for keeping animals in a "big black box". So I opened the lid and took cuddles out and put him on my lap, they nearly fainted and then continued to moan to each other about tropical pets and how they should be illegal! I was rehabilitating that python as who ever owned it had housed it incorrectly with a 100 watt house hold light bulb and it had 50% burns. I had spent over a month feeding it with a syringe and bathing it every 4 hours day and night. It was going to the vets for a check up on its healed burns and was in a dark box to reduce stress whilst travelling. Cuddles made a full recovery and now lives in an extremely large properly heated tank in my front room and is used in talks on reptiles at local schools and youth groups. She really enjoys peoples company.


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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #15 on: 06/07/2004 17:59:55 »
I love snakes......me want a snake...me me me me me me want one too !!..trouble is wifey won't here anything of it...poo sulky tantrum !!!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #16 on: 07/07/2004 01:01:00 »
Hey alex thats really cool of you to care about that snake and nurse it back to health, nice story. The fact is some of these old people are just as bad with abusing their pets without even realising it!! Don't know if you have noticed it but most old people's dogs/cats are obese! they overfeed them which in my opinion is just as bad as they are increasing the  chances of an early death, what do other people think?

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #17 on: 07/07/2004 10:54:59 »
Yeh sometimes that's true. they can't resist giving them an ickle bit of cweemy weemy that's left over and before you know it the cat has got a stomach like a bowling ball. I also think its cruel when people have cats and don't let them out the house cos they are scared something will happen to them. If you live next to a motorway, you shouldn't have a cat full stop.

Actually the rudest people I ever met was when I was working as a bar maid at Epsom race course in the members and trainers area. Horrible, horrible people, treated me like scum. There was one particular woman who was openly rude to a barmaid who had never opened a champagne bottle before (well she was only 18). Mind you, we got amusement from the fact that despite having spent hundreds on her designer outfit the cow still looked fat in it and you could see her cellulite. Ha. That was the first and only time I did that job!
 

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #18 on: 07/07/2004 11:33:58 »
I wish I could insert a picture, I have a picture of a VERY fat cat, a good example of over feeding!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #19 on: 08/07/2004 01:23:09 »
not this one is it?


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« Reply #20 on: 08/07/2004 07:33:56 »
yep thats the one, was part of quite a funny email called ***** parade that was the big *****, there was also giant (an even bigger cat), tight, horney and wet *****. Quite amuzing.

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #21 on: 09/07/2004 10:01:10 »
Giant *****


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« Reply #22 on: 09/07/2004 10:02:08 »
take two Giant Cat


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« Reply #23 on: 09/07/2004 10:02:53 »
I give up!

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Re: Who were the rudest people you have met?
« Reply #24 on: 10/07/2004 03:12:41 »
lol

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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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
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           Am I supposed to have a crystal ball to consult?Evidently!

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

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.