Politeness in the world...
April 7, 2009 9:14am CST
Well, here is my first thread in this section. I want to talk about politeness in the world because I have the belief that the more the time pass the less there is politeness. Here an example : When i'm in course at my College, sometimes the teacher says "Stop talking please" but even with that there is always some people who talk and don't listen him. It really get on my nerve. I mean we're in College now, we're not children anymore and we're here to learn not to chat about the last week-end and all. In the end, i really have the belief that there is less and less people who are polite.especially the younger generations, So i was wondering if it was the same around you ? And if i'm the only one thinking like that.
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7 Apr 09
You are right in your observation. Politeness is now an endangered good manner. But who is to blame? The younger generations or those who are supposed to teach them what they have to do? That's the reason I always remind my nieces and nephews to be polite whenever and wherever they are. I am glad that they listen and try to be polite always.
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7 Apr 09
You are right. I live in the UK, and have noticed that politeness is getting less and less. I think it is because people are getting more inconsiderate - they don't stop to consider whether their behaviour is bothering anyone, and take it for granted that they can do what they want to do. It's a real shame.
• New Zealand
24 Sep 09
I've come across something that puzzles me. People sitting beside you on a bus (the ones who are next to the window) don't say 'Excuse me' when they want to get off. They just stand up and expect you to move. Yet the same people shout out 'Thank you!' to the bus driver when they get off! These are the same people who wouldn't say thank you if you held a door open for them. I was going into the movies one night, held the door open for a woman to come out - she ignored me and so did all but one of the dozen women who followed her. Crazy. http://mikecrowlsscribblepad.blogspot.com/2009/09/whatever-happened-to.html