6 Jan

Manners Matter

by DanM in Blog Post No Comments

How important do you think thinks like manners, charm, politeness and generally being a gentlemen (or lady equivalent) is?

I checked out of a hotel this morning

Because #entrepredouche – it was a rather pleasant one

You find the staff in such places are usually extremely well trained and almost overly helpful

Saw an extended family leaving with a lot of luggage and DEMANDING they be seen to first ahead of the rest of us politely waiting for a taxi

They were so fucking rude

Making demands…

Being dismissive…

Turning their backs to staff mid conversation…

Aka no manners

(The hailed from a country that is traditionally not known for manners/politeness culturally – it’s how things are it seems)

It’s one of the true bug bears I have and I simply can’t ignore bad treatment of others – especially when there’s a sense of entitlement

When I’m in another country?

I spend time looking up what’s acceptable; what laws to obey, any religious considerations, any words of gestures that are ‘no no’s as well as trying to memorise a few phrases in the local language

– I believe making an effort is paramount –

So I asked them, politely, to please speak to hotel staff nicely or I would happily delay their ‘important’ journey – as well as my own – to prove a point

They subsequently apologised to the staff

And I went on my merry way

🙂

I see it a lot online

People speak to and about people that they would NEVER do in real life

(Mainly because it would probably get you slapped…)

There’s a sense of entitlement and arrogance that quite frankly I wasn’t raised to be like

Be forward
Be tenacious
Be cheeky
Be charming

But underpinning it all?

Be fucking polite

I believe in treating people how they treat me; and I try be nice to everyone

I have bad days time to time…

Peoples messages sometimes lack nuance or the right emoji to offset or lean the message the right way

But I swear it’s something on the up and something I don’t want to be a part of

I’m sure i could of got more followers, more £££, more influence being a ruthless rude bastard

– I simply can’t be arsed –

Sure people talk a generous amount of shit behind my back

But day to day?

Zero stress

I just potter along doing my own thing

For 2020 if you are looking to be/achieve/do more?

I’d keep this as a focus on your business; treat people how you want to be treated

It gets you surprisingly far

DanM

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