the u.s. open ended today, so no longer do you have to suffer through my comments about tennis. ok, just one last one. i liked so much during the men's final the way the tennis players had no fear in challenging the umpire. even when they were angry they were strong in their convictions and said what they had to say and it was not always nice. as my mom is from the south, manners are a must. respect before all else. and i've since learned that manners are not always accompanied with kindness. i've always been at a loss when i know someone is clearly in the wrong as to what to say. i believed that being kind and mannerable meant not making waves. keep quiet. wrong!
i see now how one can respectfuly disagree. and disagreement is a must when it seems someone is clearly in the wrong. suffering through rudeness, wrongness or injustice is, well, unjust. and even if disagreement can't always be stated respectfully, it's still better to say what needs to be said somehow. i'm just saying, say it like you mean it, and mean it when you say it.