Daily musings.am I Old School?
Manners are NOT that difficult!
I'm 54 and gosh I'm worried about the decline in manners with some of the next generation. My kids grew up with manners....my son takes his hat off when respect calls for it and stands up when a woman enters the room that he will be saying hello to. Both my kids will give up their seat to anyone that may need it. They hold the door open and look people in the eye. Their friends are the same....polite and lovely to be around. I try not to jump to judgement or maybe just quietly help out with situations involving strangers. The problem is, every so often I see something that sends me into "mommy mad zone" and I wonder if I'm old school in expecting good manners.
What would you do?
Today at the horse show I'm attending, there was a young man sitting in a lawn chair, drinking a beer outside the barn watching a woman struggle to haul a big trunk into the back of her truck. I was on my horse walking toward them so I saw this transpire from quite a distance away. I thought "surely he's not just going to sit there and watch her struggle". I caught up, my horse was quite agitated at this trunk being lifted and dropped, lifted and dropped so couldn't safely jump off and help. The young man was still there and I, in my mad mom voice said "aren't you going to help with that trunk?" At that point he decided to hop to it but by then the woman had managed to do it herself. Yes, of course she was capable to do it alone but it was a struggle and I can't even believe someone would sit in a chair and watch without offering to help. I felt like I was in an episode of "What Would You do?" and I was THAT woman that spoke up and put this young man in his place. I couldn't help it, it just got under my craw, he probably thought I was a real b*@#$.
Help me out here....
Wealthy Affiliate is a very polite community of people. All are respectful and helpful, I love that! How do you handle rude people? Do you say anything? Do you give them heck? Do I expect too much regarding manners? Anyone else notice the decline of manners? Am I a b*@#$ ? I'd love your feedback.