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A somewhat surreal experience…

Coming out of the bank, I held the door open for a woman with a toddler in a stroller.
The woman said nothing, but the [b]child[/b] thanked me. ☺️
Poppies · 61-69, F
Who taught that child their good manners? 😄
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
There was an incident on the news today concerning a thirteen year old girl and her mother who was driving erratically and wouldn't answer her daughter.

So the daughter called 911 and the operator told her precisely what to do. All the while the girl managed to keep the car on the road despite the mother's erratic driving behavior.

There is hope for today's kids!

The girl received an award for what she did.
@DeWayfarer Very cool.
Abstraction · 61-69, M
One small reward in life was, after my mother's constancy infused manners into me - and seeing later how powerful they are - and fighting constantly to build them into my four kids:
=> To take my grandkids out somewhere and experience the grace of their wonderful manners, all of them. Goodness! My kids got it and passed them on!!

Growing up I viewed these manners mum insisted on as if they were some external expectation of society for compliance. Later I realised how much they open doors because they dignify the people around you and yourself in the process. I guess I should say, thanks for posting! :)
rottenrobi · 56-60, F
I’m a firm believer the children will save the world. ❤️
Sweet story.
@rottenrobi It’s great to see you ! 😃
rottenrobi · 56-60, F
@bijouxbroussard I was excited to see you too! ❤️🌸
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
Now if the child were pushing the woman in the stroller, it would be even better(paging David Lynch).
Rutterman · 46-50, M
Interesting. No telling why the woman said nothing. Maybe she was preoccupied with something and didn't actually notice the door was being held open for her? Really nice of the child to thank you, though. Impressive, in fact.
Then there is hope...
Gangstress · 41-45, F
its so strange in this world

we were at in a nature walk but we stopped to grab a bit of lunch
there was a wheelchair user going through a door - tbh we just had our meal served and we were a bit far from the door,
there was also a young kid with his parents going through the door, the two adults walked through and didn't even acknowledge the wheelchair user and the kid, stopped, held the door wide and let that person go through
I was amazed by this and even said well done kid to him, I was angered at the ignorance of this parents
strange strange world we live in
bookerdana · M
Sure we might all say the Mom was a @X&**# rude (insert profanity here) Sure she was rude✅
and the child polite..but [b]someone[/b] taught the child to say thank you and the mom might have been sleep deprived ,just have had a fight with her husband and had six more chores to do before she went home and maybe went to her job...its just a thought🤷‍♂️
@bookerdana Indeed, that’s possible.
fun4us2b · M
That is surreal - I noticed when I visited Boston that people do not hold the door for the next person which I found kind of bizzare...being from NY where everyone holds the door, but if you're too slow says "C'mon Ya Idiot"
@fun4us2b That’s funny ! 😄
MellyMel22 · F
[i][c=BF0080]Goes to show it doesn’t take much to have simple manners. The mom should be ashamed of herself. Not for the kid though lol.. [/c][/i]
caPnAhab · 26-30, M
Good from that kid...

If that they didn't learn manners from the mom then I wonder who
pentacorn · F
that's both kinda rude and also really awesome, and somewhat 🤯
At least you got thanked…
OnePatheticClown · 51-55, M
🤔 Straight out of the twilight zone.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
Dad raised the kid right.
I assume the mom was silent to let her kid have their shining moment. I'm pretty sure the child has heard plenty of thank you's from their mother.
@SooperSarah Perhaps so. That’s a pretty cool perspective. 😊
scorpiolovedeep · 46-50, M
Situations ..... yes child was well mannered but we do not know what the mother is thinking / going through her mind.

How waa her body language though.
Was she tense ?

@scorpiolovedeep I admit I didn’t look that closely.
How old is that toddler lol
Maybe she was mumbling… 🎉
@BloviatingBuffoon She looked about two, said “tank u” looking directly at me and smiling.
@bijouxbroussard that’s very sweet of her. My son is too shy to even say thank you and hello.
Burnley123 · 41-45, M
Lazy parent, delegating too many jobs?

Or is it impressive training?

Is it both?
fortheloveofmoney · 31-35, M
Not surprising some kids act better then adults these days
thisguy20 · 41-45, M
Tells you who the adult is in that relationship
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AlienFox · 36-40, F
Most adults suck. Kids however, are awesome.
That's interesting and cute haha
Livingwell · 61-69, M
Something else, right? 🤷🏻‍♂️
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
Has civility skipped a generation?
SwampFlower · 31-35, F
It may have not been the kid's mum with the stoller - she could have been a nanny.....but yes rude of her, but adorable of the wee one.

It is a pet peeve of mine when you hold the door open for someone and they don't acknowledge you.
Kid had better manners than mom.
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
I have taught my kids to have manners but I am glad this kid has them too.
tenente · 100+, M
great kid 👍 good parenting

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