Am I the Only One … who wonders what happened to common courtesies

KindnessCould it be that an entire generation was not taught to ‘do unto others as you want done unto you’? Or could it be that each person is so wrapped up in themselves and their own personal needs that they forget little things like saying ‘please’ or ‘thank you’? The simple act of including the ‘loner’ in your conversation at a gathering has gone by the wayside.

I don’t think people forget their manners to be cruel. I think it is just not important to them. It’s not important to say ‘please’ or ‘thank you’ — after all we’re all friends here. Why be so formal? We don’t need to include everyone in our conversation because we really don’t know that ‘loner’ very well and we’re not interested in what he has to say anyway.

It is sad – the way we treat others, even the ones we care about. With the holiday nearly here – a time of giving, it would be nice to give a smile to that person you usually ignore. Ask the ‘loner’ how his day is going and is his family well? Start a conversation. Besides making someone’s day, you just might learn something. Remember the ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

It really doesn’t hurt. I promise.


Gram use’ta say

Old Couple 1 “Never miss a chance to shut up.
You can’t listen and learn if you’re chattering.”



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