I’ve had this thing on my mind for a while and just felt like I needed to get it out. Are you struck by what seems to be an increase in crudeness and a decrease in civility? I’ve just returned from attending a conference. It just seems that there is almost no limit to what some people will say in public. All of us are repulsed by blatant crudeness and insensitivity, to the point that we are willing to make it obvious that we don’t care for that type of conversation.
But what about a comment that is only slightly “off color” – – – -a comment that some would consider inappropriate and others might deem OK? When is it not OK to talk about certain things? If there is any question, perhaps we ought to avoid the conversation altogether. After all, nobody is ever offended if we don’t make an “off color” comment. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone say, “he sure does ‘cuss’ good!”