When I walk into a shop (as for everyone else they may have a different view on this) it’s nice to be greeted with a smile, when you walk to the counter it’s nice to have the shop assistant say Please and Thank You rather than be on Facebook on their phone most probably posting about how boring their day is and to top it off gives you a look that you have bothered them because you wanted to buy something in the shop they’re working in!
People no longer seem to grasp the concept of a queue whereupon the person at the front gets served first (I know that’s shocking stuff!) Don’t think that browsing chocolate bars near the front of the counter then pushing your way to the front of the queue casually is going unnoticed because its not, in fact it makes you look like an asshole!.
Call me old fashioned but I believe in giving up my seat on a bus, train or even in a room to someone who needs it more is important it should be imprinted in your brain and should be done without even having to think that hard about it. Holding doors open for people is also something that should be done on “autopilot” however when you’ve done this and the person(s) don’t have the common decency to say Thank you really winds me up!
If a person barges into you on the street how many times has this happened and the other person not said one simple word “sorry” it takes less then 1 second to say it but it does make a difference.
Is the digital age to blame where manners don’t seem to apply online has the “like” button taken over the role of manners and decency. I don’t judge people based on the color of their skin, their sexuality, age, gender. Judgement should be passed on the way they treat others and if they say Please and Thank you these phrases are a great gauge of this.
If you feel the same way as me Please re-tweet or re-post this hopefully we can get some sort of message across and try to put smiles back on faces!