Tweet Nothings: Manners Matter
- June 27, 2012
- on 6/27/2012
- MoJo: Jennifer Gerlock
Manners. Let’s talk about them.
I recently spent two days at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va., and was astounded by their use of manners.
Every single employee made eye contact, smiled and said hello. They acknowledged me on social media, gingerly poured my coffee for me, laid out my towels by the pool, served me frozen grapes when I looked too warm and called me Ma’am. Constantly. Almost, I’m ashamed to admit, to the point of my being uncomfortable.
Which is ridiculous if you think about it. Who feels uncomfortable at that?
I think it is because I’m so used to a fast paced abrupt lifestyle. Now granted, this was a resort and it was in the South so one would expect an increase in hospitality. But they really went over and above, and it made me really evaluate my own behavior.
In my opinion, many have lost the fine art of manners in today’s society. Case in point, this picture circling the Internet regarding manners on the sports field.
These are kids.
This is a game.
The coaches volunteer.
The umpires are human.
It is a sin to think that someone had to have a sign made up to remind people to behave themselves.
And while we are talking good behavior, when was the last time you really thanked someone for helping you out? No, I’m not talking about texting them. I’m talking about the long, lost art of the thank you note.
It shows you care and that your mother raised you right. And you don’t have to live in the south to appreciate the gesture. (Hint, hint.)
Which reminds me, I think I’ll crack open my notecards and write a little thank you of my own. The staff at the Greenbrier deserves it.
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