Here is what the response from the "rude" people wopuld be to yuou asking them to quiet down, stop the running up and down the halls, etc.: "I paid a ton for this vacation, I can do what I want", "My children wouldn't do that", "Shut up and mind your own business", "How dare you say that about my children", "(This is the one fingered salute-didn't want to say it)", "(something in a foreign language that I am sure is not very flattering to me)". Rudeness is something that I akin to the "ME" movement. It is always about me so get out of my way. Wish it wasn't so. Would be nice if we all practiced the Golden Rule, but I don't even think most people know what this is anymore.