Last week a friend forwarded me a Time magazine article titled, “Why Everyone Is So Rude Right Now.” Obviously everyone knows that I am obsessed with the behavior of my students, and people in general. The statistics in this article were staggering. One place where people have become ruder is the airline industry. According to the article, the FAA has fined misbehaving passengers over one million dollars so far this year. As I wrote in my restaurant etiquette column, restaurant managers are also seeing an increase in rudeness of their customers to servers and hostesses.
The Time article was blaming some of the behavior on Covid-19, stating that many people were quarantined and are now having trouble adapting to regular society. I disagree