Challenge: To use the word ‘crude’ in a post between 33-333 words with the 3rd definition
Growing up I was raised with certain criteria for how to act, speak and even react. My mother raised ten children and instilled in all that there is a certain behavior to be adhered to and also one to be rejected.
She had the equivalent of grade 12, but what she taught us went far beyond an education. There was instruction on being polite and respectful of others and there was also teaching of what was acceptable language to use and also what was not. There was not many times when she had to reprimand me because I mirrored my actions on hers’.
While she was not a ‘saint’ in the strict sense of the word and may occasionally slipped and used a swear word, she never used any word that could be considered crude. Somehow she also seemed to help us understand that in life and the many people that we would encounter, there would be those times when someone may tell a joke that was inappropriate, and how we should handle it.
If there was not an opportunity to excuse ourselves when the occasion arose, simply put we would just not react at all. It would be of no value to admonish the person and draw attention to their attempt at humor with content that was ‘crude’ in content, but it was an issue that would be taken into account when considering if we wished to continue a friendship with that person in the future.
I believe we are the sum total of our actions and words, and so should be aware of anything we might say that would offend another and therefore watch carefully what we do and what we speak.