Whenever I leave my home, I’m reminded of a sad truth:
Manners appear to be obsolete, like cursive being taught in schools.
You know I’m not lying.
You walk past people and don’t bother to say “excuse me”.
You ask for directions, napkins, whatever and don’t say “please”.
Someone holds the door for you and you don’t say “thank you”.
Depending on my mood, I’ll call you out on it.
Did you walk past me and not say “excuse me”?
I’ll respond with “you’re excused”.
Did you fail to say “please” after asking for something?
I’ll ask you for the magic word.
You didn’t say “thank you”? I’ll “say thank you” for you.
I’ll “say thank you” for you.
I have no clue why this is so hard for you to understand. Perhaps it goes back to the day your rude ass entered the world. My elders always said that it takes a village to raise a child. Perhaps the village that was responsible for you failed you as a child.
Not that it’s an excuse.
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Now that you know better, do better.