Although I can’t imagine anyone out there not liking tea, I know there are some that don’t, but we can still make some polite conversation!
I’m trying to remember exactly when the country went to hell. I’m also trying to remember when parents stopped teaching their children to say ” Yes M’am” and “No, Sir” and saying Please and Thank You and not calling adults by their first names.
In other words, when did we forget about being polite? Being well-mannered? Teaching our children to respect themselves and others? And I know it’s not me, since one of my boys was dating a young teacher who had a child. He called me to ask those same questions. “Mom, she never says please or thank you and is just rude and obnoxious to be around. What do I do?” Well my darling boy there isn’t a thing you can do. It isn’t your child and you just need to get out of there and go find yourself a good Southern girl.
Him:” Like Britney Spears? I think she’s crazy but just enough that I would have a chance with her.”
Me: Yep, you go do that. She may be bat shit crazy, but I bet her children have manners.
Of course in the south these things are just bred into us. To be rude to someone is a horrible offense. But I grew up knowing I respected myself and others. Didn’t mean I had to like them or agree with them. But I respected them as I respect all life.
We need to seriously get down to the job of educating our children about Respect. For themselves and others.
That’s my rant of the day as I am trying to refinish some tables and I have two rowdy children on the way over.
Be nice. Be kind. Be Polite. Be Respectful. Don’t Drink and Drive. And as my Grandpa says, “Don’t bend over in the garden, Ma, you know those ‘taters have eyes!”