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Because of lockdown I've noticed people are more rude. I've had people act passive aggresively towards me regarding social distancing It makes me really not want to go outside because there is such a bad atmosphere and passive aggression. People looking suspicously at each other. I hate it.

Does anyone else feel like people are extra rude right now, or, is it just me?


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I walked past a middle aged couple at the park this morning, they stepped to the side to get away from me and the guy was looking at me all angry lol.
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No it's not just you. I'm getting this impression in my life too. I never say hi or smile at people anymore. Except last night on my walk I said hello to two strangers and they said hi back. I don't know
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I walked past a middle aged couple at the park this morning, they stepped to the side to get away from me and the guy was looking at me all angry lol.
People are just scared of each other now....God knows what peoples attitudes will be like towards each other when this is over


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Because of lockdown I've noticed people are more rude. I've had people act passive aggresively towards me regarding social distancing It makes me really not want to go outside because there is such a bad atmosphere and passive aggression. People looking suspicously at each other. I hate it.

Does anyone else feel like people are extra rude right now, or, is it just me?
You are underestimating the problem. I have been working since day one of the lockdown and people are acting like a--holes very often. I don't remember how many people wanted to buy a few boxes of masks and when told we can't sell that much to a single person, they start a big argument because of it.

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People are just scared of each other now....God knows what peoples attitudes will be like towards each other when this is over
It will be worse than the lockdown. Many people will lose their jobs. It's a fact. It is unavoidable. How do you think people who lost their jobs will behave? They are already about the fact of staying home in safety and getting paid 80% of their salary (at least it's how it works here).

I am preparing myself for the worst.

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It will be worse than the lockdown. Many people will lose their jobs. It's a fact. It is unavoidable. How do you think people who lost their jobs will behave? They are already about the fact of staying home in safety and getting paid 80% of their salary (at least it's how it works here).

I am preparing myself for the worst.
Same. People will be rude to each other for years to come...I'm scared. Everytime I've been outside people have been rude to me It ruins my whole day.


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I was in the store a few weeks ago and I went into an aisle to get something. There was a woman and the closer I went in the further the woman was practically running away from me. I thought it was funny...but at the same time I know we should take it serious just for our safety. I think people are paranoid and panicking and its making them more rude.
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Here there have been people being pretty nasty - spitting on nurses on the tram apparently or even at workers in the supermarkets. Really acting like pigs. Plus of course people were being ridiculous back when things like toilet paper were in short supply - getting aggressive with each other etc.

But there's also a lot of people that are doing good things too. People making masks in their homes and businesses, people donating money. One guy I saw yesterday is selling a penthouse he owns up in Queensland and giving all the money to his local hospital for research into Coronavirus. Should go for several million dollars.

When I go for my walks there are a few people that keep their distance - that's understandable. But quite a lot of people smile and say hello. It's like there's a camaraderie between us because we're all so sick of being inside all the time.
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I have been out very little so I don't know what people are like out there now, but I do notice that people online seem a bit more cranky these days.
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I go out very little anyways since my looks constantly cause me to get ridiculed in public when things are normal. But it’s been worse lately. During a short walk to a park today I had the following happen:

1.Two kids call me a monster and throw a few rocks at me. Their parents just laughed and made no attempts to scold them.

2.People jogging by spit at me.

3. And was called various other names by people walking by.

When things are normal and I’m out, I’m called names maybe once or twice. But now it’s a good dozen times.

And for people whom think I’m paranoid, I’m not. I also will not post my picture to prove how fugly I am so don’t even bothering pming and asking me to do that.
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I think this COVID-19 is really bad for people who were germaphobes before this thing started. Other people treat it like "eh". I was having trouble with my Internet and I had to call the ISP. I hate doing that. The man had to come out and check things. I put on a mask and gloves. He came with no mask or gloves and said, I'm so tired of putting on gloves and using hand sanitizer. If I get it, I get it. He wasn't reckless, He kept his distance. As a Custodian, I completely understand where He's coming from. It is really hard to keep changing gloves all the time. Your hands get extremely sweaty and it's hard to do your duties in them.
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My ****ty coworkers have always been *******s but I've noticed them being even more rude since early March. Customers have been meaner, too. I hate people and no one takes bullying seriously at all. They all just think it's hahahaha funny. Oh well.

One ******* customer pointed his finger in my face and accused me of lying cause I told him I didn't have a certain item in. Then he goes, "I know you do cause I got it here before" while pointing his finger at me. So I firmly told him with a smile, "No, I didn't say I dont have it all. I said I have to order it and I don't have it here today."

These people like to act like my store is Walmart, like we have everything all the time then act all psycho about it.
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Yes, didn't you get the memo we have to be extra rude & ignorant at times like these, cause it helps kill germs <a href="http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/images/smilies/troll.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" >:-)</a>






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I think almost everyone i cross paths with is a complete jerk, but i don't think there are more inconsiderate people now as opposed to 2 months ago. I just think the only difference is panic has set in and people are on edge. If they want the last roll of toilet paper or pasta or hand sanitizer, they might kill someone to get it, or if you are walking near them, they might freak out and yell at you. I have no faith in people anymore, so i am not giving you a phony answer. People are untrustworthy and snide know it alls in big cities and out in the country, and I wouldn't trust someone as far as i could throw them.
I still think despite people now being desperate now for supplies, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, food, and cagey about getting in their personal space to avoid contracting anything, people are just as big jerks as they were 2 months ago, all things considered
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2.People jogging by spit at me.

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Really? How do you stop yourself from toeing their face in?

Dont just do something. sit there !!


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I've had an uncontrollable tick cough for over 6 years now, so with paranoia and tension this high I can only imagine how I'll be looked at when the quarantine is over.



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Working with the general public every day, it is certainly observable that survival instinct is at least on the precipice of "kicking in".

People are desperate and will do anything to achieve their means right now. Since the Colorado "stay-at-home" order was issued, I've certainly seen folks display a more temperamental demeanor towards my person at work and it is mentally draining to deal with every day.

My worry about the virus has always been more about the reaction to it rather than the virus itself. Society is very malleable right now, our customs can either be strengthened or they can completely collapse if people lose faith in the process even more so than they already have.

We haven't lived in anything remotely close to "real" since the turn of the century.
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Been both for me. Most were actually nicer than usual. But some were more hostile, especially when they thought I was walking too close to them. Ironically they are always the ones walking or stopping in the middle of the path. But overall, quite the opposite for me, most were nicer, more smiling and acknowledgement greeting than normal.

Although there have been more property and opportunistic crime. Crooks taking advantage of the pandemic and shelter in place orders.

The truth is strictly what the ones in power perceives it to be.

Enjoy any good things, even the little and menial ones, as you will never know what impending distresses could descend upon you in a moment.
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I go out very little anyways since my looks constantly cause me to get ridiculed in public when things are normal. But itís been worse lately. During a short walk to a park today I had the following happen:

1.Two kids call me a monster and throw a few rocks at me. Their parents just laughed and made no attempts to scold them.

2.People jogging by spit at me.

3. And was called various other names by people walking by.

When things are normal and Iím out, Iím called names maybe once or twice. But now itís a good dozen times.

And for people whom think Iím paranoid, Iím not. I also will not post my picture to prove how fugly I am so donít even bothering pming and asking me to do that.
People are getting more and more aggressive on top of being a lot more rude.

Yesterday I had a hefty fight with a client inside the pharmacy. I completely lost it and told him to go to some other pharmacy. My boss was a little surprised by my behaviour but he really pushed me over the edge.

Today I had a client who became rude because I told him I could only sell him 5 FFP2 masks (he wanted a lot more). He left cursing me.

It is becoming a daily occurence. And I see more people behaving badly than nicely. (I did have a few nice people like a dentist who brought us all his stock of masks because he is not allowed to work and we need them. Also people thanking "us" for being out there when they get to stay home).

But the bad people outnumber them by far. And it is getting worse.

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