“As I get older, I am way more likely to speak out.”

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As I get older, I am way more likely to speak out. I think I used to be intimidated. I’m not any taller than I was, you know, 10 years ago, but I’m older and I recognize that my words can have some power, or at least shut somebody up. And I’m just very grumpy about it. I don’t want to hear people b*tching at the cashier. I don’t think there’s a reason for it. And I mean now granted, cashiers I think are a little bit more supported to speak out, which is good. But I still just – that’s one I’ve noticed. I spoke out after a plane ride. We were on a shuttle, and this guy was just reaming out our shuttle driver because he didn’t have his ticket and she passed his spot in the parking lot. And so naturally, because he didn’t tell her where he parked ahead of time, how dare she pass this car that she didn’t know was his, and I was not having it. And no one else was speaking up and I thought that was wrong. He was berating this woman and she was like, “Oh, I’m so sorry sir, I’ll turn around.” And he just kept going, so I mixed it up with him, and his wife got really embarrassed and I didn’t care. And my husband was really proud of me, and then said “Well, I wish he would -” He was like, “I wish I would’ve thought to say something,” and I’m thinking to myself, “We all should say something, that was rude.” So I’m definitely, I’d say grumpier because that I just immediately get a RBF and go to town.

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