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Very Good Tips On How To Improve Your Manners & Social Graces.

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by Anura Guruge


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I got an e-mail shortly after I posted my “Where Have All The Good Manners Gone” plea with a link to this article.

It was decent and definitely worth passing on.

Most of this stuff should be motherhood and apple-pie stuff but OBVIOUSLY people have either never learnt or have decided that it is cool just to ignore them.


Here is the link to the original “Tower of Power” article.

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This is from my October 2015 POST.

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Where Have All The Good Manners Gone?

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Basic Manners.


Why people think it is so cool to be so rude these days just amazes me.

And I know I am not the only one that feels this way, though I will grant that it is indeed folks of my vintage, i.e., old folks, that bemoan what has happened to what were basic, natural courtesies of old — in particular saying ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’.

Saying ‘Thank You‘ and ‘Please‘ costs very little — and I am saying that there is a small cost, in terms of one’s time, Internet bandwidth, stationery and postage etc., just so as to avoid the distraction of someone claiming that there is a cost.

Recently I sent somebody, whose name I will not mention (because I try to be polite 99% of the time), five 8GB USB sticks with about 4GB of photos on each. The USB sticks were for him and 4 others. So how many people do you think THANKED ME for these sticks. Just one (and it wasn’t the one that got all five to begin with) and even that ‘thanks’ was gruff and grudging. WTF? Is it that hard to send an e-mail to say ‘Thank You’.

After considerable thought I have concluded that it is not ignorance, cussedness or forgetfulness. It is a manifestation of deep seated sexaul angst and insecurity. Saying ‘Thank you’ or ‘Please’ makes these people feel vulnerable and exposed. PLEASE prove me wrong. I will Thank YOU for it.

I already talked about, in this female who works for “Landmark Worldwide” who never said ‘Thank You’ after we found her Kindle, in Philadelphia, tracked her down and mailed it to her. How rude?

And this idiot professor from the University of York who feels that he is too special to be polite. I would NOT want him teaching my kids. 

Yes, I come from the school that believes that all adult human behavior is influenced to some extent by a person’s sexual equilibrium.

Yes, of course I am not polite all the time. There are times when I am viciously rude. But that is when I set out to be rude because I feel somebody deserves to be treated as such. Doesn’t happen often BUT if I am displeased with somebody I can be extremely rude. But 99% I do my best to be polite. I use ‘Thank you’ and ‘Please’, incessantly, even if I don’t have to. It costs little to do so and I LIKE saying ‘Thank You’ and ‘Please’!

I get quite a few requests on e-mail with people asking me for documents, Excel spreadsheets, photographs, information or contacts. IF there is no ‘Please’ in the e-mail I just ignore it. That is my first cut. You don’t say ‘Please’ … then I am not going to bother even reading the e-mail.

Thank YOU for your time.


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“Landmark Worldwide”, In New York, Employs THE Rudest Person I Have Yet To Meet.

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I had never heard of ‘Landmark’, ‘Landmark Worldwide’ or  ‘The Landmark Forum’ until I had to look them up. Cracks me up, no end, that they boast about their prowess in ‘relationships’, ‘quality of life’ etc. when they happen to EMPLOY the RUDEST person I have yet to meet.

What is it all about. Has to do with the pink Kindle Paperwhite that Teischan found on the floor of our hotel room when we went to Philadelphia to pick up our XJ8. As documented here I tracked down the owner, spoke to her on the phone and arranged to ship the Kindle back to her. And we did and I told her that she doesn’t have to bother with reimbursing the $6 (or thereabouts) because I was sure I could afford that for a good cause. So about three weeks ago Deanna took great care to ship it, certified, trackable US PS priority mail, inside two padded envelopes to: c/o Landmark Worldwide, 317A West 33rd St., New York, NY 10001. She tracked it all the way, as is her wont, until it was delivered to Landmark Worldwide. That was weeks ago.

This ingrate, who first name begins with “Ma”, has our e-mail and did e-mail us her mailing address etc. I did not want any money BUT it would have been nice to get a one line e-mail saying that she got her damn Kindle and ‘Thank You’. NOTHING. Nada. Deanna asked me whether I heard anything. I said ‘No’. Deanna, always willing to cut people slack, thought that maybe she was going to send us a thank you note by mail. Our address, of course, was on the Priority Mail envelope.

Nothing.

How rude.

So how can ‘Landmark’ CLAIM to help anybody with anything POSITIVE if they employ anybody as crass as this — though I have to say that ‘Landmark’ probably using this employee could do a dynamite course on “How To Be Exceptionally Rude In Life”.

Yes, to be fair it is possible that the Landmark mailroom did not deliver the Kindle to her. That can happen (and I have seen it happen). If so, Landmark still has issues. Yes, it is possible that her e-mail never got to us. But, typically that would generate a bounce at her end and given that I have received at least two e-mails from her it is unlikely that the communication path does not work.

C’est la vie. Least of my problems in life.

Yes, rudeness bothers me. I am, unashamedly, OLD SCHOOL and exceptionally British when it comes to manners. And I am damn proud of it. Oh yes. I can be incredibly, spectacularly rude — both in actions and words. Just like my swearing and anger. I am only rude when provoked, beyond reason — and as you may be able to imagine given my grasp of the vocabulary and words that I probably can be extremely withering. And I am and I then feel incredibly guilty. But, 95% of the time I am polite to the point that it may seem unctuous. But, in reality it is not. Being polite is something you can do for FREE — though part of my protocol, that sometimes drives Deanna to distraction, is that I try not to visit anybody without taking them something. But, ‘please’ and ‘Thank You’ are FREE and I use them liberally. My adoptive mother, born in Ceylon in 1931, during British rule, was an out and out anglophile with tastes and manners straight out of a Victorian novel. She wanted her adopted son to be the perfect little British gent. Her big thing was “Class”. Yes, she was very much into ‘class’ in everything she did.

Amazes me the number of times people ask things of me, by e-mail, without ever including a ‘please’ or ‘thank you’. Remember this idiot from the University of York in the U.K.?

Anywho … time to move on and my next post is one of extreme politeness by a ‘government’ organization. Yes.