Seriously. What happened to Etiquette?
It is not silly or redundant.
When you see a woman with 3 kids, and a grocery cart....offer to help her in some small way. At least hold the door behind you so she does not have to find her Third arm to keep it open.
While you are at it...Write a Thank you note to let her know that you received her gift. Even if you don't like it.
Is there anything wrong with manners? really?
I'm becoming a little disappointed with people these days.
Nothing SHOCKED me more than when I picked up a scraggly looking Teen walking to school. It was freezing...it was a country road...he looked like he could use a ride to get his sleepy bum into class.
So...I offered him a ride in my mini van.
I have to admit that I thought he would be grumpy and rude. After all....he was a little 'un-showered'...and a teen.
He turned to me with a smile and said "Hi! Thanks so much! I'm Steve by the way....and on, and on...and on."
Other than making his day by offering him a lift, he certainly made MY day by having the best manners and kindness.
Who cares that he was dressed in black and looked greasy....don't most teens?
What matters most was his Attitude...yes with a Capitol A.
I felt like I was in one of those "Foundations for a Better Life" Commercials.
So seriously....leave your comfort zone and have some manners. Better yet....set the example and teach your children. Don't Kill Chivalry!!!!