posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:05 AM
a reply to: mclarenmp4
I am sure we probably got told the same things from our elders. My gran used to go mental about gum at every given opportunity, citing respect or what
have you, but at the end of the day she was just a tightly wound old bag who loved to control everyone, which is what it boiled down to.
She also had a thing about sitting up straight, sitting down properly, not fidgeting, wiping your nose but only at sociably acceptable times unless
she noticed it at a socially unacceptable time and then your in trouble for having a snotty nose...
Basically, all this "respectful" bollocks we learnt as kids boils down to old farts thinking up ways to control people's behaviour down to the last
As I've already said, chewing in an interview is an obvious one - but chewing while standing on the beach, in the Sun, listening to several hours of
tedious speeches? What is the problem with it? There are obvious times when doing something it is not correct, but this isn't one of them.
Seems to be it's any excuse to have a pop at Obama. There is plenty of real things to have a go at - chewing gum is not one and is simply petty point
scoring by his opponents.