Random Words of Wisdom from a Madman #6: No One is so busy they must treat you like yesterday’s garbage.

In my youth my grandfather gave me this piece of advice: “You aren’t so busy you can’t say hello. Everyone deserves to be treated like they are someone important.” If someone in town snubbed him, he would then turn and say: “Speak ole butt, their face won’t.” I would simply say this, “if you aren’t worth five seconds of someone’s time, they aren’t worth five seconds of yours.”

Unfortunately, rudeness has become the norm in our society. Whereas, decades ago manners was something everyone had. Even those that came from well-to-do families understood the importance of niceness. However, manners and social graces was crucified upon the cross of “I don’t have time for such things.”

Ah, well. It is just another step in the death of American culture. Our descent into the hell of our own making is almost certainly assured. I can’t wait to see what travesty will develop next.

Although, it is important to remember that we are called to treat those who despitefully use us and treat us, in the right manner. As much as I would love to say that you should cut them off and throw their ‘friendship/personal relationship’ down the dumpster chute, we should ensure that we forgive them and make sure that we do things in the right way.

Or simply whisper, “speak ole butt, their face won’t.”

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