Or do you?
There seem to be a few different schools of thought on this. On person in particular comes to mind. Given the fact that s/he is in his/her mid to late twenties and will be stuck interacting for the foreseeable future- I would expect politeness. To be honest, I am not this persons biggest fan either but I refuse to be anything less than nice.
To be honest, this person has hurt me a lot. I am not saying I am blameless. It has been more than 10 years since I acted like an idiot though- and I have apologized and totally changed my behavior. I don't even feel like I can tell anyone who this person is without causing more drama than may be worth it. I just wish someone would see how this person acts and address it- without me having to be involved (yes- I know this is totally ridiculous.)
So what do you do when some people just refuse to be have like adults? Short of sinking to their level What is the best option? I could 'get even' but I don't want to. Whats the point? Then we have 2 people acting like idiots.
As it stands I am very hesitant to allow my children or myself around this individual, but short of directly saying "your acting like a nutcase I don't want to be around you, and I don't want you around my kids?" what is there too do?
There needs to be a flow chart for this.