Thursday, 26 May 2011


I think I am becoming increasingly more intolerant as I get older, I just don't understand why the concept of basic manners is so difficult for people to grasp.

I always try to be considerate of others and would hope that would be reciprocated but more often than not it isn't.  I find myself fighting the urge to give these people a clip around the back of the head and from somewhere within my personal history, genes and through generations of women utter the immortal words of:

"lift your feet when you walk"


"it is not "wha?!" it is WH-AT!"

In a way that is so arresting that people pick their feet up when they walk, hold doors open, say "Please" and say "Thank You" and rediscover their manners.

Here are some of the things I wish people would do . . .
  • Hold the door open for someone when its clear they are about to go into the same room as you
  • Say Please and Thank You
  • Don't ignore someone when they are speaking to you
  • Pick your feet up when you walk
  • Park your car with consideration for other residents
  • Pick up after your dog
  • Apologise when you bump into someone

[technophobe alter- I am still trying to work out how to get images back on my blog via my mac air, in the mean time imagine a picture of a really cross lion, roaring very loudly!!]


Finally worked it out, Thank You Husband (credit where credit is due!)


  1. A man gave me a parking space at the supermarket last night. He arrived about 15 seconds before I did but just waved me in and went round again. I was amazed.

  2. Public transport is a magnet for rude people I find. People skip queues, walk into you, tut, I've even been sworn at.

    Though, there are nice pleasant people too.

  3. R-incedible, decency does exist when it comes to parking I am very impressed and hopeful that it is contagious and more people pick up some good habits.

    Lisa Marie- I can't believe you were sworn at, that is disgusting!! Need to start a campaign for good manners and decency me thinks!!

    Thank you for commenting on my blog ( I am going to start my campaign here!!)

  4. i was just thinking about this the other day... i so agree!


  5. Today I saw an advert and thought of this blog. It was advertising people saying please and thank-you. Made me smile...