IS THIS 4-LETTER WORD IN UR VOCABULARY? #RRBC #RWISA
TACT defined by my best friend (Mr. Dictionary) is: a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.
Isaac Newton once said: TACT is the art of making a point, without making an enemy.
Well, said, Mr. Newton (and you, too, Mr. Dictionary!)
All of this brings me to my “issue” for today. So, as I turned on my trusted companion (my computer), the first bit of news I’m hit with, is something about one of my top 3 most favorite artists…ADELE.
Adele is giving a concert in Verona, Italy on Sunday, and it seems there is an excited ADELE FAN who is openly recording the concert with her video cam, and I suppose, as it was written, she even has it hoisted on a tripod.
Ms. Adele stops and says to this overzealous ADELE FAN: “Yeah, I want to tell that lady, as well, can you stop filming me…this isn’t a DVD, this is a real show…I’d really like you to enjoy my show because there’s lots of people outside that couldn’t come in.”
I have given you the best parts of what she said here and there is more, but I’d like for you to see it with your own eyes and hear it with your own ears…as it is a tad unbelievable and shocking…(at least in my eyes, it is)…
Was I right? Not only did she let those words come from her mouth, she even turned away, rolled her eyes, and mouthed something that couldn’t have been at all pleasant, still directed at the ADELE FAN, I’m sure.
Now, I am an artist (just like Adele), I’m an Author, so I do “get” where she’s coming from…we hate it when someone is blatantly “stealing” our work, which is also our livelihood. But, that being said, I simply abhor bad behavior, anywhere and at anytime. I mean, did she have to publicly embarrass this woman, this ADELE FAN? NO. Couldn’t she have asked one of her team members to discreetly ask the woman to stop recording with her video camera? YES! She absolutely could have taken that tactful and decent approach.
But, because she knew that she had the backing of all those other Adele fans (you know, the ones who were cheering her on for this public display of poor behavior), she chose to embarrass this ADELE FAN, who had spent her time and hard-earned money to come out and show her support of her, Adele, only to, in the end, make a public spectacle of herself.
*Need I remind Ms. Adele that this woman did “pay” to come and see you and I’m sure the money that she forked over to “see” you, was possibly equivalent to a car payment (or two).*
When I went to grab the video from YouTube, I was pleased to know that there were some who had taken the time to comment on this poor behavior displayed by Ms. Adele, and those comments depicted their displeasure, as well. Take a look at some of those comments below…
*”This is what happens when you let fame get to your head. Your fan paid to see you and might have wanted to record the moment she got to meet her hero, now you’ve just humiliated her in front of thousands of people;”
and my favorite…
*”This is what happens when you start treating celebrities like they’re Gods.”
BINGO! SO TRUE! So, for all those Adele fans who chose to “back her up” in her public display of poor behavior, I hope you don’t ever make the mistake and over-step at one of her concerts, because then, you may be on the receiving end of her AS-ININE, pompous behavior.
Every day we wake up with choices. Even those men and women who are incarcerated, although extremely limited, still wake up with choices. WE can either make it a great day (or not), we can choose to be happy (or not), and we can also choose to be kind to others (or not). Adele, you were wrong on so many levels, and sadly, the one thing I loved about you, your candor, is the one thing that has turned me off to you today. You should make a public apology to this woman and to all the fans and kids who might have been watching you, to let them know that it is never OK to mistreat, demean or intentionally embarrass anyone, publicly or privately. That my dear, would prove you BIGGER than any high that fan was going to get when she got home and shared YOU, with her family (her husband and kids, maybe), who couldn’t afford to come out to see you (because they couldn’t lose both cars, right?).
**Need I remind “fans,” that you have the power to make or break these people who you put up on these pedestals, and you put them up so high, that they tend to “look down” on other people. Stop spending your hard-earned money on the concerts of these people who have forgotten that they are people, just like you, and then they’ll start begging you to show up, for FREE (and your video cam will be welcome to!)**
So, I sing this to the tune of, and in honor of, our ADELE:
“Hello, it’s me, I didn’t realize how ugly and mean your spirit could be. Hellloooo, can you hear me, the last dollar I spent on your music was the last you’ll ever see from me….there’s such a difference, between us…and a million ‘kinds’…..Hello from the kind siiiiiiiiiiddddddeeeee, you could have chosen what was riiiiiiiiiggghhhhhttt, but you chose to, break her poor heart, but it doesn’t matter, ’cause you’ve already charged….her credit card.”
I hope you all will choose to make it a great day today, or not, the choice is ALWAYS ALL YOURS!!!
See you next time and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below! What did you think of Adele’s behavior? Yay or Nay?