Originally Posted by Midpack
Not saying people never speak up anymore, but it takes something pretty egregious nowadays it seems.
Not at all in my case.
If anything, I've become much more aggressive in the past several years in confronting people who "invade my space." Were I at that concert I know I would have approached those people quite aggressively, because I do that regularly (because a variety of situations like what you described happen almost constantly here; in fact, it might have sounded like an LA concert except that a lot more people would have been standing up blocking others' views).
I've become so good at addressing these situations that I believe these types of people either think I'm mean or anti-social. So much so that I began to become concerned about my behavior. Regardless, my approach always works to remedy the situation. I'm sure this has a lot
to do with where I live. People are just completely unconscious, it's the whole LA/entertainment thing, everybody knows it, (almost) nobody likes it, and yet everyone still does it.
OTOH, in the last year or so I've been working hard on letting situations like this just roll off my back. Peace is the operative word these days.