Originally Posted by Louis XIV
I have two more questions:
1. As I walk down the streets in my hometown I do greet everyone which I encounter, known to myself or not, with "Good day".
A lot of people give me a grin or respond with a similiar term to what I used, but there are also those who look at you, examine you from tip to toe and just pass you with an arrogant look on their face.
I find myself clenching my fists everytime I experience it and sometimes even am eager to turn around after they passed me and tell them they shouldn't be so snobbish.
What would your reaction be? Just don't care for those poor souls?
2. Since both my grandfather and father were members of the local golf club as a descendant I automatically became member of the club as well.
It is a fairly small club with only 1000 permanent members in it.
People who aren't one of those 1000 can buy a yearly green fee, but they won't be able to join the club before somebody else leaves.
I am just 23 years old and to me golf is sport rather than business or socializing.
I go there to improve my game and therefore I sometimes don't wear a belt or pants which might look to casual for those who rate etiquette above anything but it's the way I feel the most agile in.
Also I am not into clubs and socities, so most of the fellow club members don't know my face.
This way I have experienced uncountable encounters where people would come up to myself and introduce themselves as somebody very important - "My name is Prof.Dr. XYZ and I am the CEO of so and so or my name is [enter title of nobility of choice along with 3 to 15 given names] What's your name? What are you doing here? Are you even member of the Club?"
Even when I do understand where their suspiciousness comes from I feel they are acting very rude and as if they are talking down to me.
I am just as short-spoken with them as possible and persue my game.
Also it is kind of funny to see most of the people acting like that actually sit on the lists of yearly membership rather than the permanent one they are eagerly longing for when you return to the club house and check their names.
As a member I have a veto right I can use against anyone willing to join the club I feel is inapproriate just like everybody has the right to bail for future members to improve their chances for a swifty admission, but honestly I can't image myself ever making use of it.
Still I'd like to bounce back on those snobs as well, any ideas?
Am I just not old and relaxed enough to stand above such things and should ignore it?