Reminds me of the time when I was about 5 months pregnant with Laura and Olivia. I was full-term size and caught the bus to work. One day it was raining and the bus was absolutely packed. Again, Ipods and newspapers seem to make hideously uncomfortable pregnant women invisible, until a young early-20's male taps me on the belly (no less) and asks me.. if he could hold my UMBRELLA. I didn't know whether I wanted to accept, or just hit him over the head with it.
Someone overhead this and offered me their seat. After that I would just evict the youngest-able-bodied person on the bus. Lost all my inhibitions after that moment.
I remember my Mother used to say to me to stand for my elders, even high school girls when I was in primary school... I used to always stand up and take much pride in doing so as I would always get a very genuine thank you and people DO appreciate manners. What are we teaching our children these days or in the last 10 years or is it that schools aren't reinforcing it or is it that it's just a different breed? I would be absolutely devastated if I learned my child had been so disrespectful (that's what it is in my eyes).
If this makes me a fuddy-duddy, get me my fluffy slippers and bex. I'm willing to take on that label!
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