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Dating back to my childhood, I always remember being nurtured to be both polite and good mannered when it came to meeting people in the street or, taking a phone call and the like. Along with this, one of my life mantras is ‘treat people how you want to be treated.’ It seems that some of my fellow human beings have failed to adopt this simple - yet effective - attitude to life and you know what? It makes me just a tiny bit annoyed. OK…VERY annoyed!
Really? I just took 5 seconds out of my busy schedule to hold the door open for you, and I can’t even get an ounce of appreciation? No…it wasn’t the biggest gesture, but still, a little courtesy won’t hurt your pockets in any shape or form. Or, you request a favour from little old me and completely disregard the fact that I could have said no, by failing to acknowledge my actions with a simple please and thank you. The cheek!
In no way do I view myself as having superiority over the next person, but then why should that be a requirement in order to encounter your good manners? You may say that the simple solution here is to stop doing it. Stop inviting this annoyance into my life by passing on these simple acts of kindness. Yes I see the logic behind that, but it is simply not in my nature to be that cold and after all; two wrongs don’t make a right!
So, the next time you forget your ‘please’s’ and ‘thank you’s’ at home; make sure the person on the other end isn’t 5ft 6, big haired and British.