Thankful : Day 1

Friday, November 1, 2013

30 Days of Thanks

Last year I stole the wonderful idea from my amazing friend Tara and this year I think I am going to do the same. I am so thankful so often but never actually sit down and get my thanks on paper (except in the occasional thank you note) so I love the idea of sharing what I am thankful for over the course of the month.

We start off the 30 days with today's topic... manners.

Manners may seem like a no brainer to most people, 
but to some, I think they have no brain when it comes to manners. 

I would like to start off by thanking my parents for raising me right. They instilled upon me good manners and taught me how to be polite. I wish all parents were like that. These are life lessons people. It gets you further in life to be polite than it does to be rude.

Today I went to the mall to return a couple things. I returned them no problem but then I went to the Disney store to check things out since I have Mason has some gift cards. I was in the Mickey section looking at something when this little kid came by. I scooted over and kept looking at the book I had picked up when the little kid knocked like 3 things on the floor. What did the mom do? "Honey come on, it's time to go home."
And walked away.

Walked away! Left all of the things her kid knocked on the floor on the floor. No manners.

Seriously? Come on lady. Obviously your kid was too little to know that he knocked stuff on the floor but you know better. Pick the stuff up, put it away and then go home.

I picked up the stuff and put it away and then went to Gymboree where I did a little shopping since I had Mason had a gift card. I walked around and picked up a few things and then got in line. While I was looking around though there was a lady arguing with the cashier for quite a while...all while her baby screamed its head off. (That is a whole other topic that I have a different opinion on lol). Anyway, so when it was my turn to pay, all three cashiers just stood there looking at each other and trying to figure out who was going to ring me up on which register. It wasn't horribly long, but it was longer than necessary. Again, no manners. They finally decided who would help me and then she was super nice, but really? Come on now.

Thanks again mom and dad for teaching me manners and how to be polite! I am thankful!

(Disclaimer : The above post is my opinion and just my opinion. It is not meant to offend anyone, but just sharing my opinion on the topic.)