When you feel like telling people to GET A ROOM...

I don't know about you, but I get annoyed when couples engage in too much PDA (public displays of affection). Whether it's excessive hugging or profuse kissing, it makes me want to shout, "Hey, get a room already!"

I've seen this so many times at malls and movie theaters, with said couples often in their teens. It's as if they become oblivious to their environment, not letting anything get in the way of their groping or tongue-wrestling. What's worse, sometimes they reach for each other's butts and other private areas.

I blame this, in part, on the parents. There's no reason these kids should be out that late in the first place. I recently learned that a mall near me is implementing a "curfew" policy where those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult after 9 p.m. I think every mall across the county should follow suit.

Excessive PDA is disrespectful and inappropriate. It sends the wrong message to other people who may catch a glimpse of the unseemly behavior, especially impressionable children. A kiss or hug should be more than enough.

If a couple finds it too difficult to keep their hands off each other in public, they should go somewhere private. They should not think only of themselves.

What's your take on this? Do you think too much PDA is tasteless?

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5 comments:

Priscilla King said...

Yes.

Barbara Purdy said...

Showing some affection is pretty and good for children to see more so than violence, however, there is a line into vulgarity one should not cross in public

Barbara Purdy said...

Showing some affection is pretty and good for children to see more so than violence, however, there is a line into vulgarity one should not cross in public

How to Understand People said...

Great replies, ladies!

Anonymous said...

Agree with you! I have always been too much of an anti PDA person to kiss my s/o in public or around others, and when he wants me to (( I feel so awkward about it )) which he takes negatively. So I am trying to become okay with a slight amount of PDA for his sake anyway.