Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Miss Manners

I was noted as having "nice manners" yesterday and the sweet sales lady asked me "Where did you get your manners?"
I almost had to chuckle and said "Why, my Mother. And, I am working on my son to do the same." (Thank you to my parents!)
I was brought up to be thankful and gracious in all the small things people do for me everyday. When you go through a day, many people actually push you along the way. I choose to thank them or at least give them a smile.
And, this comment from the sales lady got me thinking.
Is having manners so distinct from the masses that it stands out as a dying breed?
Do people not say please and thank you anymore?
It concerns me that this may be the case.
What do you think?

Photo credit: Louis Vuitton Ad


Melanie's Randomness said...

I think its more few & far between that you see people with manners this days. It's unfortunate but its true. I used to work sales & when people would say please & thank you it would make my job day a lil better. I always try to say please, thank you, & hold the door open for people. One act of kindness may make someone do the same. Manners need to be remembered. =)

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

I think one of the best gifts you can give your children is knowledge of etiquette and manners. Love your blog. Stop by Moth Design. I'm having a giveaway. xo Erica

Anonymous said...

I'm quite baffled she was surprised that you were well-mannered! Rude manners irk me more than anything, I find it so childish and immature!

Ivanka said...

I love the pic!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Christina,
Unfortunately I think we do see less of good manners, but I'm with you for keeping it alive. Good for you!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi,dear Christina!-)*
Say always ''hello'' and ''excuse me'' and also ''thank you''!!!

I am absolutely agree with you,my sweet Friend!-)))*

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

Ah, manners, the dying art of civility. It used to be that bad manners were noticed & commented upon, now those with good manners stand out from the crowd. Such a shame. My grandmother would be horrified at the public behavior of the masses.
I think one of the most important jobs a parent is entrusted with is to teach good manners to their progeny. It's quite obvious somewhere along the line a generation of parents shirked this responsibility & now we see the sad aftermath. I will never give up on doing the work & training involved to turn my daughter into a well~mannered lady.

Yoli said...

Sadly it is so. Lovely image.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Christina,
Just wanted to let you know I did a little post and included the award you shared with me; Thanks again,
Happy Mother's Day and a bon week-end to you,