Originally Posted by ReadR00ster
I care what people think to a degree, but I'm not obligated to be some kind of sunshine pumping cheerleader. That is not why I watch or attend games. I disagree with heckling, but if anyone has a problem with whatever comments I have to say even if it is part of a conversation with someone else, that is a YOU problem. If you are someone that can't leave well enough alone because of an obsession with the views of others falling in line with your own, than you might not be one to be preaching one what is considerate and what is not. Because in my book that is not being considerate at all. You know what else is not considerate? Not getting your kids to sit down and run around all over the place. Making me get up and down every five minutes because you keep walking around. There is lot of annoying things people do at games that one could whine about this is bothersome, but I let is slide, because that is just part of going to a game. Welcome to the world. It's not here to accommodate you or give you warm fuzzy feelings. It's filled with different people who think and act different and requires a little something called "tolerance" to survive. Good luck working on that.
Just as a parent has an obligation to make his kids behave, so to does a person have an obligation to be considerate of others around him. This is just a basic issue of courtesy. If you know the demeaning comments are offending the others around you, then I maintain you are acting as a boor and you should
modify your behavior out of consideration for others.
Just because our society has a bunch of *ssholes, does not give you leave to be one yourself.
Nobody is saying you cannot do what you're doing. We are saying you should
be considerate. If you wish to continue being inconsiderate, then that is on you and you are the *ss.
And by the way, I agree that nobody should let an obnoxious boor near them bother them and detract from the game experience. However, it is sometimes hard to avoid the negative feelings toward the *sses around us.