It has come to my attention that people are incredibly… rude.
When did it become acceptable to not say, “please” or “thank you” or heaven forbid, hold the door for someone?
Maybe I’m just lucky because my parents raised me incredibly well, but I kind of think some of these tidbits of etiquette are just common sense, no? Perhaps you don’t know which fork goes with which course at dinner, but I bet you know to say “god bless you” after someone sneezes.
Do men no longer know that they should offer women their seat on the train rather than knocking them out of the way so they can sit their lazy butt down? We are wearing heels! And we carry heavy handbags! When is the last time you saw someone offer a pregnant woman their seat? A gentleman would let a lady take the first taxi, not curse her out for merely being on the same corner hailing a cab.
Manners go a long way in my book. Here are a few more pointers to keep in mind:
So “please” try and keep these simple things in mind. I swear, by making minor adjustments to your manners, you will notice a change in others. “Thank you.”