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Does a bad day give you the right to be un-pleasant?

Marine 8 Sep 16

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I’m always unpleasant whether it’s a good day or a bad day.

That has not been my experience with you pet. πŸ™‚

You must have an occasional day when your pleasant. Maybe not.

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No. Got any more brain busters?

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I reserve the right to be unpleasant irrespective of the quality of day I've had.

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Yes. However, it doesn't give one freedom from the consequences of said unpleasantness. There's a difference, though, between 'unpleasant' and 'cruel' or 'mean-spirited.'. I try not to be deliberately hurtful, but I'm not going to force myself to be sunshine and puppies 24/7, either.

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This is on topic...

Today was total bullshit. Still, I've shut my trap and kept my naturally aggressive nature to myself. It's bad enough I got treated like a diaper today. It's no good speaking that shit into others.

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I'm only human. I have been on both sides of this one. πŸ˜•

Me too! I try not too but it doesn't always work...

@Donna_I yep, me too.

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Of course not! We're adults and should be able to manage our state!

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No, but I think it's the mature thing to do, to tell those around you that you might not be 100% pleasant for the time being.

If I'm in a mood, I try to get out of it, but I do give a "heads up" to my fellow housemates.

Could not have said that one better. My daughters are occasionally like that and they usually give me a heads up so I do not run into a landmine. Key is always communication. Even if you are in a mood, communicate that. Being aware is the best step forward you have for you and them.

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existing gives you the right to be unpleasant.
More to the point, no one is under any obligation to be pleasant.

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Absolutely not, also, I feel being unpleasant just lengthens your misery.

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No, it's not cool to take it out on other people.

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everyone has a right to be unpleasant. it's not the right thing to do, and it's unjustified, but it's legal. however, we have a right to object, too.

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Not really but look up cantankerous curmudgeon.

And is the treasonous groper's face there?

@LucyLoohoo no, when it comes to Agent Orange I believe Rex Tillerson was right

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You have no right to be shitty to anyone who isn't being shitty to you.

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Waking up gives you the right to be un-pleasant.

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I think if your around the person that ruined your day you have the right to be a jerk towards them.

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Nope -- unless it's to the person who was the cause of the bad day.

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No. It gives you no rights what-so-ever. When one feels a bad day provides the right to be a jerk it's important to understand that a jerk just feels like they have justification to be a jerk. To the rest of the world it's just a jerk acting like a jerk. Jerks everywhere are just looking for excuses to openly act like the jerk they are and feel that the have a "free pass" at being that jerk (as if there is such a thing). If one is not a jerk then they just temporarily keep their mouth shut.

OCJoe Level 6 Sep 16, 2018
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Generally no, it gives me the right to keep to myself until I feel better, or to sit on it and spin. It's a likely explanation but not an excuse.

But it depends on how unpleasant vs how bad of a day really; it's all relative. A lot of bad days could be bad enough to fully excuse some minor levels of impatience, anxiety, or being unwilling/able to feign cordiality, oblige solicitors, or abide obnoxious small talk. If by unpleasant you mean your behavior has devolved into recklessness, or actionable beligerence then no, your day probably wasnt bad enough to warrant that unless you're actively being assaulted.

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No, not at all!

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Depends on how bad. Stubbing your toe and going to your dog's funeral are 2 very different "bad days". All in all, one should attempt never to be unpleasant to anyone and if you notice someone behaving like that, you should try and see if they need to vent about it, since that's usually where the unpleasantness comes from. Kindness creates kindness, as my grandpa use to say.

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Legally, everyone has a right to be unpleasant. The constitution freedoms of speech, press, religion, etc. protect the right to be unpleasant.

Ethically, I think it wrong to be unpleasant for having a bad day. We should always be kind to others. Besides, we will get more sympathy and comfort if we avoid being unpleasant, and maybe explain that we are a little on edge because such and such happened to us.

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I have worked in some form of customer service my whole life, and hospitality for nearly 15 years. There is little more frustrating then a someone in a bad mood taking it out on you for no other reason then they know they can get away with it because you have to "take it" or risk your job.

Bad moods happen. I get it. I have bad moods too. But that is not a license to be an asshole.

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The right, no. It does cause us to lose our cool, sometimes. Usually we wind up apologizing for such outbursts later.

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