Soemtimes I think it is cultural. Sometimes I just don't know. I know I shouldn't expect people to do anything but does it really hurt to say good morning or hello when someone speaks to you or when you enter a room? Are we so caught up in the hustle and bustle of whatever it is that we have to do that we think it is okay jump into people's conversations without saying excuse me? If I am talking to someone, you don't interupt me without saying excuse me (see Do Not Explain. Do Not Repeat before you feel like you even ask me why).
|This is all kinds of wrong but it really brings home my point!|
I'm going to try it out. The next time someone doesn't say hello or is just down right inconsiderate, I'm going to have to let them know (in the most loving way possible...Lord help me with my words here). Maybe it will teach them a lesson. Most likely it won't. But at least I did my part in letting them know that bad manners is unacceptable at least when they are interacting with me.
I will also do my part to make sure that my son has good manners because I really believe good manners starts at home. I wish I would've walked past my granny without saying hello. Shoot I remember my first trip to the south and how not saying "yes ma'am" almost got me smacked down. Therefore, I commit to doing my part at home as well because it is essential.
We have to take back the reigns on good manners people.We are all busy, tired, over worked, *insert whatever else here*. That does not give us an excuse to put our manners on the back burner. And if we do slip up, APOLOGIZE. I am not asking for perfection people! Didn't your grandmother, mother, somebody important in your life teach you the golden rules? If not, I plan to school you.
Do you think people are getting ruder or is it just me?
Here are some articles about the untimely death of manners (some funny/some serious):
11 Reasons Your Co-Workers Hate You by Aaron Gouveia
7 Signs You Have Bad Ettiquete by Lisa Gache
I'm Good with Being Called "Ma'am" by Ann Brenoff
I Say Hello; You Say Nothing by Elio Leturia