I’m convinced that for many, dare I say MOST people, simple common courtesy is an extinct, and outdated concept. “Do this, do that, I need this, I want that, and I want it all right NOW!” Rarely does a “please, thank you, I appreciate that, I know you’re busy but… or, if there’s anything you need from me, etc.” ever come out of people’s mouths or appear in their emails or texts. They’re all just orders poorly disguised as requests.
So many are in a hurry, inconsiderate, impatient, and too selfish and self-absorbed to consider the possiblity that a little common courtesy and etiquette can go a long, long way in achieving their needs they’re requesting FROM OTHERS. They’ve simply quit their etiquette…
Hey Assholes: You’re not the alpha and the omega, nor do you sit squarely in the center of the universe. You’re also not the only ones who are busy, have deadlines, and needs to be met. Take the extra 2-to-3 seconds necessary to say “please” and “thank you,” etc.
Demonstrate that you’re at least a smidge more socially skilled than a common caveman, and are at least somewhat aware of the power of properly-placed politeness if you hope to ever get me to respond to any request you ask and/or demand of me.
Because in the end, nice wins.
– Signed: Not an inconsiderate fuck.
Agree or disagree; just no apathy.