Manners People

A big part of character is manners. Sometimes it’s as simple as “please and thank you”, opening up doors for others and “have a nice day.” It’s truly the simple things that go a long way.

This is true in every culture, not just here in America. So, when I saw this video, I just cringed. In China, a man waits with his pregnant wife in a waiting room. There are plenty of seats, but people already occupy these seats. Of course, all of these dopes are on their cell phones, oblivious to what is going on (or at least they play it off that way). None of these young people offered to give up their seats to the pregnant woman. After waiting for a while, the woman’s legs went numb. She needed to sit. So, her husband crouched down on the floor and formed a human chair for his wife to sit on.

Joe’s Perspective: I pretty much gave my perspective above, but I’ll emphasize it here. In China, the follow up stories focused on the husband’s loving gesture for his wife. And, it was, but…what about the ignorance of the others in this story? Did no one teach them manners?  For me, I don’t care where you come from, who your parents are or what God you pray to (or don’t pray to), you get your butt out of that seat and offer your chair to that pregnant woman. Period. If she says no, you ask again and then you demand that she take your seat. You say, “My mama taught me better than that,” or “I won’t be able to sleep tonight if you don’t take my seat, please, please, please. I’m begging you.”

Put up away your damn phone. Take your nose out of social media and be social. Care more about the people right in front of you than the “friend” commenting on your posts.

Your Turn: Do you feel as strongly about this as I do or am I over-reacting? Explain.

Comments 6

  1. I agree to every thing you said because if their in social media because you have no idea how long their going to last so they better care more about the people right in front of them I might be on the xbox but I don’t stay on forever now I still go hang out with my sisters and my friends. I will never stop for something so stupid like a xbox or ps4, i will play games for them i will take them to the Y.M.C.A not to play games because you never never know how long the will last.

    1. i agree to every thing you said because if their in socic meidia becuae you have no idea how long their oing to last so they better care more about the people right in frong of them i mght be on the abox but i dont stay on forever now i still go hang out with my sisters and my friends.i will never stop for somethings so stupid like a xobx or ps4.i will play games for them. i will take them to the y.m.c.a not to play games because you never never know how long the will last

  2. I completely agree with this. It’s sad to see that people are so attached to their phones, that they can’t see whats going on right in front of them.It would have been amazing to see a person get up and give up their seat for that woman. Sadly, not everyone has good manners. That’s why its important to learn manners and help others around you.

  3. I agree that somebody should’ve given up their seat for this poor woman. I feel bad that her husband had to become a human chair for her just because people are either rude, or to much into their phones to see that there is a poor pregnant woman that has no seat. It was most likely very uncomfortable to have another human sitting on your back that has another human inside her. If I were there I would’ve gave up my seat for this poor woman. People need to pay attention to what’s going on around them more, rather than be on their phones 24/7. Thank you! Byyyyeeeeeeeee!!!!!

  4. Nobody could truly be a friend if you’ve never met them. They can be lying to you through the web. You can’t know them if you don’t actually spend time with them. Spend enough time to act polite away from the phone.

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