Manners . . .
When the twins were very young, I was very poor. We ate out very rarely (couldn't afford to). Twice while dining out, random strangers paid for our dinner after complimenting the twins' behavior. Both times were at family style restaurants where other children were running around like savages!
I was taught to have manners and behave in public (not that it did much good in my case), and I tried to raise my children to behave and have manners. In their case, it at least seems to have taken hold.
I try to be polite to everyone and a smile or even just a "Good Morning" or "head bob" acknowledgement seems to go a long ways. Opening or holding doors for women (and men), pulling out a woman's chair, and standing when a woman enters a room just seem to be a lost art anymore.
Before I retired from the police department, I several times found officers watching the videos from my dash cam. They were just amazed and found it quite funny that I was still polite and called people "Sir" or "Ma'am" while explaining to them that if they didn't do exactly what I told them to do, they were going to get shot. I firmly believe that being polite and showing respect (even to people that didn't deserve any respect) kept me from having to fight with (or do worse to) some of the people I had to arrest.
2013 Columbus 3600TH
2015 GMC 3500 Denali TV
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