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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Manners anyone?

Posted on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 9:39 AM

It's one of the first lessons you learn as a toddler: the magic word PLEASE. If my three year old can (mostly) remember to say please and thank you, why is it so difficult for most adults? Please is a small word that has great power. When you say please, I am happy to do small favours for you. I don't think twice about smiling back at you and saying "Of course I will, no problem!" When I am faced with a 40-something person saying "Gimme a yogurt" or "I wanna smoke - got one?" I have to restrain myself from using my mommy voice to ask "what's the magic word?" If I were a waitress I would be seriously contemplating spitting in people's food in response to lack of basic manners. People probably won't notice if you do use the magic words, but they certainly notice if you don't. —Thanks For Reading!

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