I have always thought of myself as, for the most part, an independent person. I can get my own door and take care of most things myself. But I certainly don’t mind if others open the door for me. I love when my hubby does. But there are also times when I get it and hold it for him, especially when his hands are full. Common courtesy.
I took a little trip to the mall today to cash in a gift card hubby got me for Valentine’s Day. Got our little guy into his stroller and headed for the entrance. There were 3 people walking toward the entrance in front of me.
Now I don’t expect people to bend over backwards for me, but I know if I was walking to an entrance and saw a woman pushing a stroller I would hold the door for her. It is common courtesy, right? Well, all 3 people walked into the entrance in front of me, not one holding the door. I can understand if you are quite a bit ahead of someone and just want to go about your day instead of standing there and waiting, but I was literally less than 5 feet behind the man and he acted like I wasn’t even there. And on the way out a man actually walked out the set of doors right next to me.
It wasn’t the end of the world and I managed just fine on my own, although it certainly would have been easier if someone had held the door. I just think it is a little sad that more and more people are less and less courteous. Are parents not teaching their children manners? Is that what it is? Or are people just so self-absorbed that they don’t see anything outside of their immediate personal space. I do see a lot of that when people are walking around with their head down in their phone. There have been several occasions where I was almost walked into because people were too busy texting and not paying attention to where they were walking.
I can certainly tell you this. We will teach our son manners. We will teach our son to be respectful of others. We will teach our son to be courteous. I just wish more people would do that.
Ok, off my soap box.
Oh, the item that I got at the mall? My new Pandora bracelet. I love it and can’t wait to add to it down the road. I have the best hubby in the world! ♥
Thanks for reading!