Thursday, May 6, 2010
Manners Gone Wild
I don’t do this often but I’m going to get on my soapbox for a minute and preach. Sorry, just bear with me, read the letter below and maybe you’ll understand. It just seems like social decorum is crumbling around me in a sea of drunken nudity, reality TV and a complete loss of verbal filters. Where have good manners gone? I will begin with a heinous example of public behavior gone wrong and I will move to topics like thank-you note writing, unreturned phone calls, proper conversation, inappropriate questions and drunken behavior. True we’ve all been social fuck-ups at times. But let’s at least make an effort to stop being so terrible. As my own Mom would say, “Their mothers would be horrified.”
Author’s Note: When I first received this forwarded letter I was going to write a commentary on it. Upon reading it, I decided that it speaks for itself. Names have been blacked-out (much like the people themselves) to protect the guilty. Enjoy.