“Please” and “thank you” are simple words, and yet it seems that most people don’t use them enough. Basic etiquette is often missing in society, in both our personal lives as well as our professional ones. We can make yourself stand out in a rude society by remembering our manners, treating people as respected individuals, and doing what others are unwilling to do.
So why are manners such a thing of the past? People today don’t really intend to be rude, but they often come across that way. Many people are unaware of how rude their lackadaisical and self-involved attitude appears. We can’t force them to be aware, but we can show them what to do. Actions speak louder than words.
If we leave the coffee pot empty or the photocopier without paper, we are displaying poor manners and we need to start being aware of the impact your actions have on others..
When we invite people for a get together or for an event, some people reply and confirm yes or no. Unfortunately some of them do not reply. We have to call few items.
What is disappointing that people didn’t even respond to the invitation to let us know they weren’t coming and puts us in difficulty for planing the event. We don’t think people intend to be rude; they are just unaware of how their actions (or lack thereof) affect other people.
Some items we see an older woman with a walker or an handicapped person entering a building; How many people walked by without holding the door open. They weren’t trying to be rude, but they were so caught up in their cell phones, their iPods, or their own lives that they didn’t see what was around them.
If all it takes are basic manners to get ahead in life, are we well equipped to do that. Are we aware of the impact that we have on others around us. We should appreciate what we have, and how others benefit to our lives , and let us say thank you to them for doing so and also say please when we request something.
Courtesy costs nothing, so let us always say <strong>please and Thank you</strong>. God also increase the blessings when we say thank you to Him and His Creation.