This thread was brought up because of an experience I had this morning. PSU has a meat lab to train future butchers and they sell what they cut up. It's pretty good meat for really good prices. I got there about 45 minutes early so I could be first in line and get the stuff I wanted that normally sells really quickly. We vacuum pack it and freeze it. So while I was walking out carrying over $75 in meat in two very large bags, I hear a guy that was about 20th or so in line that got there just as they were opening yell, "Way to go a**hole! Bet you got all the good stuff didn't you???" I just kept walking as it's not really in my nature to respond to such things. He then yelled, "Don't pretend like you didn't hear me!" So I turned and smiled at him and then just kept walk to my car. I've been to this place multiple times, been 5th or 6th in line and some of the best stuff is already sold out, so I'm not sure why this guy thought the people that were at the front of the line wouldn't get what they wanted to get, especially since they planned to be there that early for that exact reason. It really got me thinking though, what goes on in a person's head to say such things? What was he trying to get out of yelling at me like that? Did he think I'd apologize for planning ahead and go return all the good stuff so he could have it? Was he just trying to vent? If so, I usually vent by talking to my friends or fiancee, not by yelling at a complete stranger.
The entire point is I see people on a regular basis being complete d-bags, and just think to myself, "wow, i could never do that, what is it that causes them to do such things?" And I often wonder, is it the way I was brought up? Is it just something that is hardwired into my brain to be a "nice guy"? I just wanted to see if that sort of thing goes through other people's heads or not.