Recently my friend and I were having lunch and two other people joined us. While we were enjoying conversation with each other, you, Dick, became the topic of our conversation. It was not in good terms.
One of the people who joined us sneezed and we all stopped to say, “bless you.” The one who sneezed started to talk about how you seem to not have manners anymore and how surprised she was when people took a second to say, “bless you.”
To make it clear, she was not an old lady. She is 21 years old, your age in fact. My friend and I had been noticing that you have forgotten about manners and now we could see that other people were noticing as well.
I have walked into a building behind you and you never hold the door open for me. For heaven’s sake, I am a lady! It is not hard to hold the door open just for extra few seconds. However, I think about how busy you must be, and poor you, you must have so many things to do so it is understandable to be rude. Not.
How about all those times that I have walked inside the building and held the door open for you. Not once have you said thanks. If you did was only because I said, “You’re welcome” out loud and looked at you (Yes I have to admit I said that in a sassy tone).
Phones also play a big part in this conversation. When you are walking, texting, Tweeting, Facebooking, or doing whatever you do with your phone and you run into someone, you don’t apologize. Come on! Seriously, you walked into them. Say sorry at least. But no, you get all aggravated. Really?
I almost forgot. Remember when we were at the doctor for my sister’s appointment after her surgery? You went running and took that old lady’s chair when she got up to ask a question and you didn’t want to give the chair to her. I and other people offered our chairs. I think you got the point and gave up your chair, rolling your eyes and everything. At least you gave up the chair. I thought your friends, being guys, were going to be gentlemen and give their chair to those ladies standing up, but no. Thank goodness I don’t mind standing up or sitting on the ground to give up my chair for old ladies.
Dick, I know times have changed, but that does not mean that it is okay for you to not have manners and be so rude. I am not saying you need to stand out in the cold all day and become a doorman or be the manners police and give tickets to those who are rude. All I am asking is to try to be nicer and have manners. After all, it is not hard to say please, thank you, excuse me and to hold the door open for the person who is walking behind you.