The treatment of other people with courtesy and politeness, and showing correct public behaviour.
E.g. In most countries, it is considered to be good manners to offer your seat to an elderly person on crowded public transport.
Good manners, ask any good mannered person what they cost and they 100% will reply with "nothing" which is true to a point, but if like i did today
sometimes you let people without good manners get in your head then the cost may surprise you way more than you expect.
Some examples of what i would consider good/bad manners and personal pet peeves(hence the rant).
Thanking someone for letting you in/out of traffic, now I'm not asking for a thank you card or flowers just a quick wave or a smile or even a nod even
just to acknowledge the act if not for anything but to show you aren't a complete bell end.
Not keeping your little rat of a dog in check while I'm trying to keep my leashed 75lb German shepherd from tearing it to bits because its barking,
growling and snapping at her legs, but its OK because its only small....let me enlighten you piss stain.... its not OK no matter the size or bread of
the dog if i just thought sod and let my dog do as it pleases with no restraint id have the police round my house and she would more than likely be
Standing to one side on a narrow pavement to let a mobility scooter pass, again a smile, nod a quick thanks....hell even make eye contact for Christ
sake but NO the obese bint thinks shes the queen or something with her move out my way peasant look on her face.
Now we come to the cost, the examples above have all happened to me today, which right or wrong i am ashamed to admit had me in foul mood, which in
turn led to me and the Mrs arguing, to me driving angry and bumping my car (my fault...please don't drive angry folks).
Now i have had chance to calm down though i'm concerned that i let this stuff make me and my wife fall out and if god forbid my bump was worse that
things had been left said in anger that could never be taken back and that to me is a cost not worth paying.
So from know on i have vowed to try my very best to not let ignorant ill mannered people ever get in my head again and just dismiss them for the
useless dregs on society that i now will always deem them to be.
End rant, peace out folks.
edit on 14-3-2018 by nickovthenorth because: i can't spell