wheres the gentlemen?

South Korea
February 24, 2009 8:02pm CST
yesterday, me and my son went to the countryside to deliver some orders.. we take a bus, and it was so crowded and theirs a lot of passengers going to the countryside..me an my son seat at the end cuz we have things to carry..infront of us was a young man..suddenly one pasenger get in, ..it was an old lady carrying vegetables..she looks tired and she seat on the floor in the bus,and it was beside the man..i pity the old lady but i cant get up cuz i have things with me too..i was thingking for the man to get-up but he never do it.. in my suprised my 9 year old son who seat beside get-up and says grand mother you can seat here i will stand-up..the lady thanks him for being a nice kid while i wanted to smack the man ..shame on him..have you you encounter this kind of things? why is it that gentlemen has nowhere to find? your opinion plz.
8 responses
• United States
25 Feb 09
I encounter it all the time. Did treating people kindly and manners go out with the women's movement. Many young men just have never been taught. I have heard some women actually be disgusted when a man tries to open a door for them or do a kindness. Any young man that has a mother like you who teaches kindness, manners, and respect is most blessed. It is too bad that the man who ignored the older woman did not know or maybe care about this. Is it because he did not have a loving mother guiding him into his adult life? What an important role we fill when we take motherhood seriously.
• South Korea
25 Feb 09
yes i do agree with you..i think behaivor is the results of the parents who teachings and guidance too..have a nice day
• China
26 Feb 09
And the same time ,the school and society all have the responsibility to help the youth to establish morality standard!
• China
26 Feb 09
Sorry to make no response to your discussions recently,cuz I am a little busy.And right now ,i have just arrived at home. About the thing you mentioned is a common phenomena,it seems difficult to find the gentleman,and lots of yong men have forgotten to be a gentleman!!They said ,it was my seat ,i had the right to sit here ,it is not against the law,why should i give up the seat of mine,i was tired too.!! Can it been called selfish, or sth thing else ,it it about the morality but not the law, lots of people do things in that way:I am just following the law!!!They don't care about the morality!!
• South Korea
26 Feb 09
hello camelhjx. thanks for sharing your opinion..have a nice day
25 Feb 09
i think its shocking how little manners some people have these days. I was accompanying my pregnant friend on a bus a few days ago and not one person would get up and give her a seat. Its really appauling that people dont seem to care anymore. Whats the world coming too!!
• South Korea
26 Feb 09
yes,,thats true,,have a nice day
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
25 Feb 09
They're there, just look at your son.
• South Korea
26 Feb 09
thanks..have a nice day
@xboxboy (5578)
25 Feb 09
i have a major issue with manners today! I am approaching 50 and i get up to let someone younger than me sit on my seat if they look impaired. the youth of today need a good kick up the jacksy!!
• South Korea
26 Feb 09
oh,,yes youre right my friend..thanks have a nice day
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
25 Feb 09
[i]Hi marketing, wow..I admire your son. It means he was raised with a good discipline and values. I have seen situation like that back home and I tell you, there are a lot of people who are good in ignoring and pretending that they didn't see anything like that! It will always pissed me off! I guess this value if degrading, people became more selfish but I am thankful, there are still parents who instill in their kids these good values, like you![/i]
• South Korea
25 Feb 09
thanks for your comments my friend...hoping there is still a good man on the making lol..happy posting..
@NaomiErin (389)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I've encountered those incidents many times in public transportation. I think it's in the upbringing of the parents to their male children. My dad taught my siblings to always give way to the elders and ladies. It's not that they're nowhere to be found, it's just that they are rare species. LOL!
• South Korea
25 Feb 09
yes youre right my friend,thanks for sharing..have a nice day
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
25 Feb 09
At least you have one! I do to! My son will do things like that. I raised him to do so and he continues. But seldom do I see other men doing it. I took my GD (3rd grade) to school the other day and as I was walking out through the office doors, a young man - 3rd or 4th grade age...held the door for me! I told him thank you so much ... that is very kind.
• South Korea
25 Feb 09
yes, your right..its seldom to see a kind young man today but at least there are some too..thanks for sharing..have a nice day