Call me old fashioned, but I’m a big supporter of please and thank you. It costs nothing to be polite and to appreciate an act of kindness.
Far too often I witness such acts being totally ignored. Take last week, for instance. I saw a young man hold a door open for a middle-aged lady in a busy Swansea shop and was shocked to see that this gentlemanly gesture was totally ignored. Fair play to him, he just smiled and went on with his day.
This also happens on our busy roads. If I’m stuck in traffic, I often let people in to the lane if safe to do so, but unfortunately very few people acknowledge the gesture.
Are we becoming a nation of arrogant individuals, or is it that we are so preoccupied in our own little world that others don’t matter or deserve acknowledgment for being polite and courteous anymore?
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