Had to deal with someone who was very impolite to me while at the campus lounge. I empathize with her because she's going through a divorce and is having money problems. If I had a husband who fucked me that hard with alimony and reparations and such... I would be upset too. The thing is, this particular person is also very impolite. I started asking her something and while yes maybe it was a bit personal, her answer was quite rude. I was taken aback and a bit upset. This is not the first time I have interacted with her, and this particular individual does not seem to want to hear anything she disagrees with.
I will digress, noting that I tend to not be receptive to certain views relating to kid-diddlers, but that's another story. I will respect other views, even if I disagree or argue about these points.
But anyway, this person seems to think that the world revolves around her. It's like she thinks pain only really hurts for her, and not for everyone else. I wish I hadn't overheard her ranting conversation, but she was talking so loudly that probably everyone on that side of the lounge could hear her. Talking about ordinary stuff like D&D or something fun is one thing, but just talking loudly about personal problems all the time in a room where people go to relax after class is not very considerate.
There is one upside to my encounters with this person. Seeing the way she was acting, listening to her loud talking and dealing with her rude behavior has made me think more about how I could be making others feel. I've talked with a couple students who know her, and while I did complain about her I tried to keep my complaints nice and polite - sort of a mix of Fluttershy and Mister Rogers - as I didn't want to burn any bridges. I explained that I thought she was being rude, and that she did hurt my feelings. They understood, and that does make me feel better.
Thing is, this person needs to maybe watch that episode of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood about Empathy. She really needs to learn some empathy. Maybe I was in her place a few years ago, minus the divorce, as I have never been married. I was an asshole on the internet and while I still can be I tend to only pay evil unto evil. Generally I'm a reasonable person. I just wish that people would have more empathy towards others. It'd make the world a better place.
In this case though, I think the woman in question and her ex could both be somewhat in the wrong. She's just not helping her case much by being inconsiderate and rude
Sorry. Had to rant a little.