Does America need a time-out - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-06-2009, 10:11 PM   #15
Senior Member
David & Leslie's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft Side Bath
Posts: 706
Well said, Bob - thank you. Hope your Mom is mending fast and will be back on her rollerblades soon! L 'n D

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” A. Einstein
David & Leslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #16
Senior Member
Robin G's Avatar
Trailer: 2007 Casita
Posts: 3,440
But I think if our best answer to rudeness is self-righteousness, we're missing something.
Wow, that says it all................................ I think that yes rudeness is on the rise, but our reaction to it is on the rise as well. Being the one to point out someones lack of common sense is a bad one for me. I wish people would just use the little brain they were born with. I sometimes have to stop myself.............. And think, hmmmmmmmm ignorance is bliss (for them anyway)

Time out? Yes, but until people bring accountability back into their life's even a time out wont help if all we are gonna do is blame someone else for our ill's.

BobH, Hope your Mom is doing better, I often think how nursing homes are gonna look in 30 years. Not that nursing homes don't have enough issue, but think about it, all these people my age are gonna be entering nursing homes with body piercings, tattooooo's galore ( that rose that once graced their boob now sits upon their belly, ewwwwww). And lets not even get into the extra curricular drugs activites, etc.................... Nursing homes are wild places, but can you just imagine how they are gonna look a few years from now? LOL..................

Robin G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 11:04 PM   #17
Senior Member
Roy in TO's Avatar
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Posts: 4,852
Nursing homes are wild places, but can you just imagine how they are gonna look a few years from now? LOL..................
We discussed that on Halloween while watching the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Wondering what the young staff would think of all us (soon to be) old timers dancing the "Time Warp" again.
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 06:20 AM   #18
Senior Member
james kent's Avatar
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Posts: 2,908
Rage..1. Violent anger 2. speak, act with fury 3. proceed without check

Just hope thae with all this 'RAGE' in the world today that there will be young people around who care enough to work in these places to be able to take care of us.
My mother is 99 and in a nursing home getting the help she needs. When we visit I also try to include the other senior lady who shares the room. When her family is there, they just stare/glare at us and/or don't even let on that we are there. Makes things a little uncomfortable at times and hard to have a nice visit.

OH! Did I mention road rage?
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 09:10 AM   #19
Senior Member
Bill MacDermod's Avatar
Name: William
Trailer: 1999 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe ('Inn EggsIsle')
Posts: 611
All kinds of rage out there, look at Ft Hood, and this guy was a military psychiatrist, the next day we had a multiple shooting in Orlando, the country is going nuts. A lot of these folks were brought up in an era where they had everything and they can't stand any kind of adversity or inconvenience in their lives
Love being Inneggsile
heading sloowly up the eastcoast to our next 2 month (Aug and Sept) camp hosting gig at Camden Hills State Park in Maine
Bill MacDermod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 12:58 PM   #20
Senior Member
Name: Vivian
Trailer: 1999 Scamp 16 ft ('The Pod')
Posts: 293
Thanks, Donna, for posting the link to the article, and to all the members for their very thoughtful comments.
Vivian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 06:02 AM   #21
Name: Anne
Trailer: (SOLD)1981 13 ft Burro (Sunny side UP!)
Posts: 74
Camping is a great "time-out". It makes people happy and nice.
Hmmm! That explains why there seems to be more neighborliness in campgrounds than in city neighborhoods! People are in control of their lives and doing what they enjoy!

Perception is part of the problem. It has been said that we are more likely to become irritated with behavior when we attribute a selfish motive. I've seen this suggestion: when a driver is speeding and cutting thru traffic, would you be as irritated if you found out his wife was in labor in the back seat? Imagine that the next bad driver you encounter is rushing to the bedside of his dying mother. It does change irritation to sympathy to assume a "good" motive.

What often helped me to restrain my middle finger when I was driving in San Diego traffic was to imagine that the person in that car was the next face I saw in my volunteer work. How could I convince them that I want to help them out of the kindness of my heart when I had just cursed them out that morning on the road? It helped me to maintain my own sense of accountability for my reactions.
Anne Badgley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 10:17 AM   #22
Senior Member
Raya's Avatar
Name: Rachel
Trailer: 1974 Boler 13 ft (Neonex/Winnipeg)
Posts: 3,014
There sure seem to be a lot of people rushing to the hospital these days

Seriously though, I know what you mean, Anne. I try to think nice thoughts like that, and it does help.... most of the time....


Raya is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
United States of America Kevin K General Chat 2 02-28-2009 10:29 AM
Joining Passport America Ken&Chris General Chat 10 09-19-2007 02:29 PM
"Mobile America" General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.