I’m wondering how important manners are to you. I was raised to say please and thank you, excuse me and bless you. If someone gave me something, I said thank you. If I asked someone for something, I said please. Do most people still do this? If I ask someone for something, it wouldn’t occur to me not to say please and the same goes for thank you. Even my husband and I who live here alone, say please and thank you to each other for things we do for one another.
I taught my boys the same thing. They were always so polite. If they forgot, which wasn’t often, all I had to do was clear my throat and they said the appropriate response, please or thank you. You can’t even imagine how many people complimented me on them when they were young. Mostly from waitresses and waiters. I just kind of thought everyone did this.
I had the good luck to go with all three of my grandchildren to a really nice restaurant last Sat night for supper. Two of them will be 9 this summer and the other will be 5. I was so proud inside and out. They are like little carbon copies of their dads at that age. Probably their mom’s too but I can’t take the credit for that. They said please and thank you for EVERYTHING at the right times. When the waitress brought their drinks, they said thank you. When we placed our order they said please. Also when food was brought and plates were cleared. I was so proud of them.
I was out with my granddaughter one day and there was a little girl there who was so rude to her aunt that had it been me that was talked to that way, I would have taken that child and left and taken her home. I was so appalled and I thought “what is this world coming to” so my joy at this is HUGE. Way to go Jason, Nikki, Bailey, Toby, Sue, Trinity and Christopher. I am proud of you and love you.