How Rude!

January 12, 2009 6:45am CST
I am a little annoyed right now! The rudest thing just happened to me. I went to the shop and came back and on my return I bumped into my downstairs neighbour who I said hello to. She completely blanked me! She looked right at me and then looked away! Now, am I just being a bit funny or was that just the rudest thing ever?!?!? Especially seeing as I find her an interfering little madam and still managed to say hello to her! We normally get on OK, we don't socialise or anything but she is always borrowing my things and using my phone when her's is not working. In actualy fact she had my house phone for about 3 hours yesterday so why did she blank me this morning? Surely I can't have done anything wrong since last night?!?!? Just thought I would have my rant and rave on this subject, people with no manners really bug me!
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18 responses
@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
12 Jan 09
There can be many reasons why she blanked you. Maybe she is just rude, but she could also have been distracted, very worried about something or very sad. You write that she always borrows your things, maybe she has broken something that she borrowed from you and tries to avoid you before she is embarrassed about it. Or maybe she was just in a bad mood and forgot how to be polite. I would also get annoyed in your situation, but it is hard to figure out if she was just rude or if there was something else behind her behaviour.
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12 Jan 09
Well, she has since called up to me to borrow my phone again so she obviously was just being plain rude! I hate that though, I always say hello as I think it is polite and I asked her why she had blanked me and all she said was "yeah, sorry bout that!"
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
12 Jan 09
I know how you feel missberlee, that happens to me at work. I will say goodmorning to a co-worker and they don't respond, then I think what did I do? It seems to bug me all day or until I see them again. Next time your neighbor asks to use something of yours you should ask them what was wrong just so this doesn't bother you. The only one that has the answer is her. Have a good day
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Don't get me started, there is some people at my work who thinks they better than me. I say Good Morning they just look at me like i'm speaking a foreighn language, so I just don't say it anymore.
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12 Jan 09
I think I would be very annoyed as well. It does seem very rude. However I must say that she might have been distracted. There have been times when people have come right up to me and been half way through a sentence before I have even acknowledged their presence! Sometimes if I am deep in thought I am completely oblivious to the rest of the world. If she genuinly did ignore you then I don't think I'd be lending her my things anymore!
• United States
17 Jan 09
I would have been annoyed too. but she might have been having a bad day. Or she might have not heard you and probably thought you were mad at her.
• France
31 Jan 09
she may have other things on her mind, money worries ect, it may have nothing to do with you personnel y, next time you see her, ask her is she ok because the other day I said hello and I think you didn't hear me, and see what she says. Sometimes we can miss read the signs, I've done it myself, thinking I've done something wrong, just because someone ignore me, and found out later they had bigger problems
• China
13 Jan 09
Dont mind her much.let her be rude and impolite all the time to people and she will lower her impression in people's eyes.by the way,what do you mean by interfering little madam?
15 Jan 09
Oh someone that always has an opinion, spreads gossip all the time no matter who it will hurt or whether or not it is even true. A lot of people have said to me that they are not fond of here. We live in an Army community and a lot of the other wives have said that they do not like her. I do not normally listen to this sort of thing and be friendly with everyone but perhaps I shouldn't!
• France
13 Jan 09
Sounds rude to me, especially if she's always borrowing things from you. Maybe she was embarassed she used the phone so long and she thought your "hello" was going to be the start of you tearing into her. She's not making long distance calls, is she?
15 Jan 09
Well yes she was actually. We live in Germany and most of her family live in Spain and America but I don't mind her using my phone, I never have. What annoys me is when I go out of my way to help someone and get ignored in return. Especially as I never ask her to pay for the phone calls or anything like that!
@kttribal (253)
• United States
12 Jan 09
that is completely rude. there is now excuse in it. the only time i dont say hi to someone i know is if i dont see them but you seem to be pretty sure that she saw you. I would cut her off for a little while figureing what could it hurt. My friend has an aunt that thinks i ignore her when she sees me on the street or in the store. The rest of the family had to let her know that I dont always see people. I often have my eyes on the ground. this is because i trip a lot and try to avoid it most of the time. im not trying to be rude but i guess thats how i come off to them. if i dont make eye contact with you then i never saw you. can i ask you am i being rude when this happens.
@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
12 Jan 09
You aren't being rude. You are being careful. I can understand the feeling. Yes, I agree with most that she was being rude. Maybe she has a mental problem that blanks her mind out. She is the onlyone who really knows andif she has a problem she really ought to fess up and let someone know.
• United States
18 Jan 11
That is horrible! I can't stand it when people act as if they are too good to acknowledge your existence. Karma will catch up!
• United States
16 Jan 09
That was kind of rude. I would be quite annoyed as well. My thing is even if you dont like someone if they say hi to you at least have some decentcy to say hi back to them. If that was me I would have said something to her more.
@Frederick42 (2020)
• Canada
13 Jan 09
Such things are not uncommon. Several reasons can be givem to it. Maybe this person was in a terrible mood that she simply did not notice you. If she did it deliberately, then it is very rude. I feel you will have to question her next time, she asks forsome of your things. Such rudeness must not go unquestioned.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
If i were in your shoes, i'd feel annoyed too.. i mean, she's always borrowing things from you and yet she can't even say hi or hello in return? yay! that's totally rude..
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
All I can say is that your neighbor is definitely one unhappy person. When you said hello to her, maybe you looked so happy, and she felt even more miserable, that's why she wants you to be unhappy as well. We should be thankful that we can be cheerful enough to say hello to everyone. If you want to get even with her, smile at her more often. I think that will make her reaaaallly ticked off hee hee.
• Netherlands
13 Jan 09
I would have thought it not rude if she wasn't always borrowing your things but as it is and she does.... That is so rude. I would see little motivation for helping her out in the future if she is so rude as to blow you off like that. I can see why you are annoyed. I do not know what possess people sometimes.
• Canada
13 Jan 09
If I were in your shoes I would outrightly tell her that because she is so rude she cannot borrow my things anymore. If someone says hi to me I ALWAYS say hi back and I find it soooooo rude when people don't do the same.
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
everybody hates rude personality....i hate this kind of attitude...you supposed to talk to her...did she graduated from a school where good manners and right conduct is absent..but anyway..even professional one..fogot their professionalism once we did something wrong with them..try to realize maybe she got offended with you...try to ask why she acted that way...
• United States
12 Jan 09
Wow that is weird, but maybe she had something else on her mind or in a rush. I mean cause sometimes I get that way. I walk on by because I have alot on my mind. Sometimes I wouldn't mean it though if someone told me hello and I knew them. That might be her situation as well. I don't think she meant nothing of it.
@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Well the next tim she comes ovr to borrow something just look at her and close the door! LOL If she inquires about it I would just say that I assumed she had a problem due to her behavior and I had nothing to say! LOL People like that get under my skin! But on the other hand maybe she was distracted so maybe the mor sensible approach would be to ask her what the problemis. This will more than likely remedy the situaion. My reaction would depend on my mood when sh came knocking! LOL