29 thoughts on “Daily Quip

  1. Dan Antion

    Mid-1990s if I recall correctly 🙁

    It was around 1995 when I yelled at three high school students who were standing by a door as a woman, carrying a baby and pushing a stroller was struggling to get in. I was walking toward the door, but they were right there! They did help her after I yelled.

    Oh wait, was this a rhetorical question?

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    1. quiall Post author

      You highlighted the problem beautifully! Are people nowadays born without a gene for politeness or has it been beaten out of them by aliens? It is a question that I ponder.

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      1. Dan Antion

        I don’t think parents expect polite and helpful behavior from their kids. My dad would have looked at that scene and told me, “run up there and get the door for that woman.” Things like that, writing Thank You cards, being respectful…the list goes on.

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Pam, I don’t think good manners became optional. They’re obsolete! I learned good manners by watching my parents, my dad in particular. He was not only a gentleman, he was a gentle man.

    There’s not many good role models any more. And it’s not just the kids who are ill-mannered, it’s the adults. My dad used to say, “The things you dislike most in other people, especially your children, are your own worst faults.”

    We need to look inside ourselves to find the road to correct this.

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