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"I see Rude People"

Advice Columnist Amy Alkon has a new book that just came out, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071600213?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0071600213″span style=”font-style:italic;”I See Rude People: One woman’s battle to beat some manners into impolite society,/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0071600213″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / which is terrific. She is featured in a span style=”font-style:italic;”New York Times/span article on a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/fashion/15rude.html?_r=1″people fighting back against rudeness:/abr /br /blockquoteMs. Alkon, the advice columnist, shares this philosophy. Extreme shaming can work, she said, adding that the next time she saw Barry, the guy from Starbucks, he was talking on his cellphone outside the store rather than in it. She likes to think she had something to do with that.br /br /“There are people in this world who just don’t care about you or anyone else,” said Ms. Alkon, the author of “I See Rude People” (McGraw-Hill Companies) coming out this month. “They are going to inflict themselves on you, and the only way to stop them is to show them there’s a cost.”/blockquotebr /br /It depends how people are rude as to whether I would say anything. If they say something in a way that tries to restrict freedom or that puts an entire group down, I might speak up. You know, like when store clerks yell a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2009/09/all-men-are-pigs.html” “All men are pigs!”/a Guys or gals on cells phones, not so much. br /br /What about you? If someone is rude in public, do you say anything?