Adults go to Salsa classes, cookery, personality development and also Organizational Behaviour, but what about ‘Personal and Public Behaviour’?
Adults play multi roles: As parents, as grandparents, as neighbours, as young adults who just started to earn, adults who are newly married, adults as drivers, adults as customers at restaurants, adults as movie-goers, adults as professionals, adults as travellers etc etc etc.,
Some case studies on adults during their public behaviour.
1. Adults as customers at restaurants:
Walk in with ‘air’ to get everybody’s attention.
Settle at the reserved table with enough noise.
Disobeying the restaurant’s displayed board..plz silence your cell phones.
Even if the cells are silenced, what about the loud voices? They get louder with each passing moment.
God forbid if it is a group!
a. If its a family, announcements to the waiter on each one’s order. All pampering and display of love to the children is in full exhibition. They expect the rest of the people to enjoy the rude antics of their children. They don’t stop the children from running, jumping, fighting or crying. And their conversation on their last trip to some holiday spot or a movie is for all to hear. Loud and crude jokes and an occasional shout at children. Well some men turn into ‘he man’ by shouting at the waiter or asking for the manager or asking for exchange of the dish they asked for. Women with all their loud narrations and allegiant laughter at their men’s jokes, is simply appalling! I wonder if their homes are as loud as they make the restaurants.
Gross disrespect for others’ right to calmness!
b. If it is a group of young adults who are probably employed and earning well. They must be celebrating a birthday or an appointment or a resignation. Their loud conversations are for the entire restaurant. The pranks they play on each other and the pulling they do consistently, is for everyone to hear, whether you like it or not. Criticisms about their bosses and the drawbacks of their colleagues, you can hear it all. They simply believe that they are the only people sitting in the restaurant.
Qualified they may be, quality of their behaviour? Questionable!
c. If it is a group of friends who are joining for a Sunday lunch, God save those who have chosen to be in the same dining space. As each couple walk in, the joyful hi and hugs are only the beginners of the noon show. The loud narration of their jaunts to some foreign countries and their indulgence as shoppers is for all to hear. How crass and classless in spite of their clothes and class they try to show! Their cell phones may be silent but their squeaking voices, they don’t bother to lower them.
Rich they may be, class? Questionable!
The series on case studies on public behaviour of adults,
To Be Continued!
We were having a quiet dinner at the club when these ‘adults’ walked in. A couple and a seemingly yes boss character with them. Well the body language of the ‘babu’ and the air of his wife was too obvious ! And the yes boss character is pleasing them with a dinner. The ‘Babu’ behaved like a Britisher when he walked in but his Indian mind made him talk with each passing moment and I knew how many people he transferred, how many were sent on deputations and how he nullified all such elements that wanted to transfer him.
By the end of our dinner, I was wiser with the knowledge of ‘babu transfers’.