Where Are Your Manners?

Please excuse me if this post isn’t as coherent as usual, it’s just that I’m really not feeling too good at the moment. It’s a real shame because I’m off on my way to the merry capital tomorrow to see my brother and his new wife. I’m more than likely feeling like a bag of arse holes because of the many viruses being passed around at work. I do wish sick people would refrain from coming into work, as it just spreads the illness throughout the entire bloody workforce. Go home. No one wants your diseases. No body wants your shitty cough, sore throat, temperature and generally feeling of lethargy.

And another thing, cover your mouth when you cough. You’re not a fucking child. And catch your sneezes in a tissue, not just let them go on their merry way into public domain. Wash your hands when you’ve wiped your nose on them as well. GAAhhh, Seriously. Where are peoples manners? What the hell has happened over the past twenty years for me to be considered strange for holding the door open for people, saying please and thank you, and generally being a well mannered person. When did it become cool to be rude? Why did the ‘bad’ kids at school think they were the shit for not saying please and thank you. How have we stooped so low?

Manners are an important part of society. I’d much rather deal with a polite person, than an absolute prick, and I assume that would go for everyone else too. I just don’t understand how someone can convince themselves, that being rude is a good idea. Being a loud, rude, idiot is definitely going to get you what you want. Quickly too I bet! I hope I’m not the only person who feels like this.

I want to know other people have that awkward stance when they hold the door open for someone who is just that little bit too far away. I want to know that other people say ‘bless you’ to complete strangers on the bus when they sneeze. I want to know that people constantly move out of the way for others who seem more in a rush than they do, and say thank you to any one that helps them, moves for them, and is generally nice to them. Why wouldn’t you? What does a person have to gain by not being polite, and by not upholding good manners?

Manners don’t cost a thing kids, so let’s not forget them.

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7 thoughts on “Where Are Your Manners?

  1. Pete Davison says:

    I’m with you 100%. Many’s the time I’ve held a door for someone who’s a little too far away.

    I’ll tell you where they do appreciate that: California, specifically the Bay area. My brother lives out there and the random strangers around there are always very polite and appreciative.

  2. Right with you on this one. Is the ‘vampire cough’ so hard to master, people?

  3. beatifnik says:

    Great post, Cee. I love, love, love good manners. All hail polite society!

  4. Here here! Nice to know there are still a few that hold good manners in high respect!!

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