Tuesday, 10 April 2012

What has happened to manners?

Am i the only one who has noticed the lack of manners about recently?

What happened, is it to much to say please or thank you (hell even something like cheers) anymore, even tho twitter is only 140 characters there is still space for even shortened versions. I do my best to say please and thanks when required (and yes i sometimes forget) and also appreciate when manners are returned in my direction.

Have we got more cynical? or ruder? Have we just forgot them and the value of manners?

Maybe it is a sign of the times?

I always remember this phrase : "Its nice to be important but its more important to be nice"


  1. People have been complaining about the decline of manners since the time of the Pharaohs. But I do seem to notice that something has changed: people seem less and less conscious. It is as though, being connected on broadband to the virtual world of Facebook and Twitter, their connection to the real world has declined to dialup -- not always on, and very slow when it is.

  2. Twitter is worth $10bn.

    How does it make money?

    Although I know the answer to this, I cannot see why it is sustainable.

    1. Perhaps it is like Wile E. Coyote when he runs off the edge of the cliff and does not fall, because he doesn't realise what he has done. But when he looks down ...

      Are Facebook and Twitter going to be around five years from now? They will probably have been replaced by something even more hideous, whose nature we can't even guess at the moment.

  3. Some Geezer wot ain't always "please-ing," but always thankful11 April 2012 at 03:13

    My parents taught me that, even if you don't say "please" (and in the moment you may forget, especially if, say, you're ordering something in a shop: "What can I get you?" "One of those, two of these..." "All right then..."-- the person didn't wait to asked politely), always remember to say "thank you." People hate ingratitude more than they hate lack of couth, for the most part, was what I was taught. The latter can be chalked up to a lack of training, the former to a lack of character, in the view of my parents.

  4. Some Geezer again see below11 April 2012 at 03:18

    FFS the punctuation in the moniker line is for the birds! "...ain't always 'please-ing'..."