Thursday 12 March 2015

Manners cost nothing.

I'm not perfect by any means. I have the vocabulary of a drunken sailor. I'm also well known to be grumpy, sarcastic and a little to honest. 

Despite these things I believe I was bought up in the right way, taught good manners and common decency....aren't most children?

Yet so many people seem to have just forgotten everything their parents spent years teaching them.

Ever held a door open for someone just for them to stroll through it with out even acknowledging your existence? Or had a grown adult come and borrow something without even asking ? (let alone saying please) these things drive me up the wall.

Like I said, I'm far from perfect, but I certainly don't barge past people without saying "excuse me please" and wouldn't dream of not saying thankyou for something. It's just rude.

I've been unfortunate enough to have to endure supermarket shopping in a wheelchair. I can tell you it's not an easy task in the slightest. People push past, stare, whisper or blatently ignore you. I even had a woman once attempt to push me and my chair out of the way instead of politely saying excuse me. Like seriously, it's just shocking.

On the bus I would always give up my seat for someone elderly, disabled or pregnant. It's just the right thing to do, the way I've been bought up, yet I've seen so many people, adults aswell as children refuse to, instead they've watched as others struggle to stand.

But Charlotte not all disabilities are visible.
I know this better than anyone. There's been times I've been unable to offer my seat because I genuinely need it myself. I forever hear people say I don't look sick or look like I need a wheelchair. If you have nothing nice to say to or about someone, it's probably best to just shut up. Again I'm sure so many of us were bought up being taught that, yet so many seem to have forgotten. It's just rude and unnecessary.

Good manners cost nothing but will get you far in life.

Sorry for the long rambley post but It's something that's been on my mind a lot lately.

What do you guys think?
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