Why Don’t We Complain?
complain, I feel compelled to respond, answer, and expound at
question posed; hence, I will proceed to elaborate my reasons why
Americans don’t complain.
The reason why we don’t complain is very basic and
not complain. It isn’t polite, it is considered rude, and it is undignified.
We are raised to behave ourselves, and when growing up, if we
don’t behave, we are punished.
I went to a store the other day and purchased something. I was
asking for the change would have held up the people in line behind
At restaurants, I don’t like ice in my soda because the ice melts
without ice because to do so is a hassle. We don’t want people
having to go out of their way to accommodate us. We want to get in,
get out, and get on with our lives, without troubling others.
attention to themselves. Who in their right mind wants that? It makes
someone who obviously doesn’t know the proper way to drive their
vehicle, I will be the first to voice my criticism. I will yell and scream
can’t hear me at all, and my yelling does little to change their
behavior. However, I feel better at least to get it out.
Buckley’s paper seemed to suggest that we should raise our
peace. While I hold Buckley in high regard as an intellectual, I feel