Hello. Thank you. Please…..
Have you ever noticed how far and few people utter these words nowadays? Even one of our local radio station touched on this subject and says the silence is deafening.
What happened? We drive thorough a toll and pay the cashier. Who says thank you? Me. It is as if the cashier is my customer instead. We go to the bank and most bank staff looks absolutely miserable. Yesterday we went to a Japanese restaurant for lunch and the captain looks so downright depressed.
Then there is the matter of coughing and flu in public. These people tend not to close their mouth. Spread the “joy” I suppose! But no thanks. Once during the peak of influenza, we almost got into a “fight” with a man. Why? The daughter was having cough and bad flu and you guess it right – she was not wearing mask nor did she close her mouth when sneezing / coughing. If you were sitting next to her, what will you do? Naturally is to close our own mouth. The man sacartiscally ticked us off as being “chicken” and not to come out of our home is so afraid.
That set the scene for 3rd world war. I had very strong words for him about his comment and common sense. I went at him like a machine-gun. He deserved it.
When I was in UK, it really is very different – people are polite everywhere, even on the roads. Or maybe Malaysians are only well mannered towards foreigners?
It definitely is an issue for us to ponder and improve!
Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals – Horace Mann
A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe