When I saw the call for content for writing about the rudest thing I have ever done it seemed like an easy enough assignment so I accepted it and then I had to think what was the rudest thing I had ever done? I am not really a rude person by nature and never really have been except maybe to my little sister when I was twelve which I have long since apologized for.
Being mean has never really been in me. When I was in 7th grade and there were older girl gangs at my school, our Junior High consisted of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders, considering I had just moved to the area months before starting Junior High I did not have the advantage of growing up with people I went to school with and therefore I was a likely target for the girl gangs to pick on. They usually never really touched anyone and most of it was just talk and threatening which was pretty scary. So in order to assure that I would not be picked on I had to play their game so I threatened another class mate in order to look cool and I guess it kind of worked. I also shoved down the toughest of them all once as well because I had just gotten tired of feeling threatened all the time as I am sure most of us 7th grade girls did. They never really bothered me after that. But even when I threatened that girl I felt bad and ran to find her and apologize before she got on the bus. I just could not be mean and the fact that I had been really bothered me, especially for such a stupid reason.
I was also probably rude to a couple of guys over the years but I was even nice to most guys which was a big problem because they would hang on to hope of dating me someday and it really just was not going to happen, it might have been less rude to just be rude and brutally honest to them instead of being nice to them. One time I did actually behave quite rudely. There was a dance coming up and there was someone I wanted to go to the dance with very badly and according to everyone else he was going to ask me, unfortunately we didn’t have any classes together and we never seemed to run in to each other as the date of the dance was approaching. Another boy asked me to the dance but I told him that I was hoping to be asked by this other guy. Every day he asked me if the other guy had asked me and then asked me to the dance again. Finally I told him if the other guy did not ask me by a certain day I would go with him. I mostly said this to get him off my back not because I wanted to go with him. Well that day came along and the guy I wanted to go with still had not asked me, I tried to avoid the guy that had been bugging me to go with him but he sought me out and told me that I had to go to the dance with him and keep my word I reluctantly agreed, and then up walks the guy I had wanted to ask me all along who of course asked me to the dance at that moment. I tried to get out of it with the other guy but he would not let me off the hook saying when you make a promise to someone you have to keep it. So I did go the dance with him but I barely talked to him or danced with him all night. The guy I had wanted to go with showed up stag and I danced with him. This of course made the other guy really angry and this was probably not a nice thing for me to do but I was 15 years old for goodness sake.
The only other time I can think of when I was really rude was when I was at an outdoor music concert. I was seeing my favorite band at the time and it was my 17th birthday. We had lawn seats and that meant you sat on blankets on this tall steep hill. One of my friends had brought kind of a slippery blanket and while I was standing up clapping and dancing to the music I kind of slid and lost my balance and started to fall and I fell in to this girl that was sitting in front of us. I apologized profusely for this but she was not in a forgiving mood I guess, and she proceeded to cuss me out while I tried to explain it was an accident I just lost my balance but she cussed me out more and called me a couple of choice names. Then I went back up to our blankets and my friends and the more I thought about it the more mad I got. I understand the girl being a little shocked annoyed at first but she didn’t have to act that way after I explained and apologized. So the rest of the night I would occasionally yell things at her calling her choice names and then I tore up pieces of cup and such and threw them at her hair all night long. They eventually moved their blanket somewhere else. Rude I know but she was mean first and she wasn’t so tough anymore when I started acting like an immature brat.
I guess what I am saying is I have really only been rude when provoked. I am a very nice person but if I think I have been wronged I may just give it worse then I got it.