Thank you OP, its nice to be noticed..
Sadly this truly decent nature is fading away by the day, I was brought up to say please and thank you, to offer my seat if someone needed it more, to
open doors for people struggling and to be decent and kind to others. None of this is based on putting people down in anyway, its purely a kind
helpful nature, if I offer my seat its to a man or woman because they need it more than me but yes, if there's a pregnant woman standing there I know
she's likely to be more comfortable sitting down, so of course, I offer my seat. Yet these days I've offered my seat to a person in need and you watch
a fight emerge of perfectly ok people trying to get to the seat ahead of the needy person, being me I stop them and make sure it goes to the right
person but most would just watch and let it be taken.
Also I've seen a trend where some women say "I don't need your help" or "Are you trying to put me down", and with heavy heart I just say "I was just
trying to help", it saddens me that decent manners are now seen as some sort of feminist attack, its certainly not meant that way on my part.
Also it grieves me that the elderly are so scared of younger people now, it hurts that they are indeed scared with good reason to be afraid of the
youth. I've told this story before but its right for the thread, I was visiting an older friend who we have known for around 40 years, after I left
Bob to go home I wandered to my car and behind me heard something hit the floor. I turned around and there was a very elderly lady on the floor, I
went over towards her and the look on her face was pure terror, seeing that I instantly reassured her that I was here to help, and helped her up after
making sure she was able to stand. I picked up her bags and said I'd walk her to her main entrance to the flat she lived in and did this, when we got
there I said "do you need me to caryy the bags up the stairs" and again she looked in terror and said NO, so I made sure she was ok and said goodbye
and went home. About a half hour after I got home I got a call form Bob who was with this poor old lady as they were friends, he thanked me for
helping her and the lady also thanked me and explained that she didn't know if I was going to mug her, I said that I was just taught to help anyone in
need and she thanked me, apparently she had been targeted by drug dealers who lived in the same block.
To be honest I wanted to cry at that point, how could any one target a poor old lady and then it sank in just how bad the human rave has sank to in
some cases, basic morals are gone, basic decency also gone, good manners down the same hole.
But that won't stop me from carrying on the way I am, I refuse to bow down to the slime in society and the utterly strange new ideals over gender etc,
I respect people who want to be different but I'm not going to quiz myself about how I should talk to a person in case they are triggered, (a term I
dislike) I'm me, a kind and polite by nature person, if that isn't good enough then tough luck and the worlds gone mad.
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