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SusieQ    Posted 12-28-2004 at 03:41:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just can't seem to get it in my head....when in a nice place to eat.....men do not take off hats, caps.......my dad would have been astounded!!

Has society come so far that good manners have died?????


Stan ETenn    Posted 12-28-2004 at 16:27:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sometimes wonder about traditions and manners and wonder if they are the same thing. I try to apply common sense to every situation. PC means you have to please everybody and you just can't do that. I agree with the mote and beam concept. Life is too short to worry about some of these things. Try to be nice to everybody but don't expect everybody to be nice to you. Be prepared and tolerant. It's a beautiful thing to wake up in the morning. That ought to start you off to a good day. Later, Stan


KellyGa    Posted 12-28-2004 at 09:36:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh Susie...there are still well mannered folks out there, just not near as many as there used to be. Seems like tradition in some places has gone out the window, sad.


DD    Posted 12-28-2004 at 12:11:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree Kelly, very sad indeed. I went out to eat for my B'day with my niece and nephew and one of her female friends. She was wearing a cap and got some kinda aggravated at me when I told her to take it off when we went inside to eat. I blame their parents for not raising them better. I reckon I'm just set in my ways and how I was brought up. I always hold the door for someone until they get inside, makes me no difference if its a male or a female. I can't tell you how many times I've been walking towards a door and someone else will just let it close. I was raised to say yes ma'am and no ma'am (or sir) and Please and Thank-You also. Whew doggies we woulda got our butts tore up if we wouldn't have done it too. It's the same with saying Bless You when you hear someone sneeze(or whatever it is in the region you grew up in). I'm passing the same things on to Dillon also and it makes me proud when he does these things without being reminded. I think if parents teach their children these things then it just becomes second nature to them : )


Les    Posted 12-28-2004 at 07:57:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was a kid, you didn't even walk into a house, to say nothing of a school, restaurant or church (heaven forbid that any male other than an infant would dare to set foot inside the church building with a hat on) without removing your hat as you passed through the doorway.
Of course I never actually went to a restaurant until I was 18.
";^)


sawtooth    Posted 12-28-2004 at 05:37:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, as one who sometimes is reluctant to remove my cap, my thinking is "do I want to subject people around me to the rest of my ugly head"? Sure, if you have nice hair why not show it off- but most of us don't have much of it and the hat messes up what is. It's akin to not taking off your shoes at the table- rather spare everyone the trama. Do you ever see Red Green without his hat?


sawtooth    Posted 12-28-2004 at 07:01:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This also reminds me of one of my uncles years ago. He was as bald as a billiard ball. He wore his cap countless hours out in the sun on the tractor. There was a family gathering mid summer and we have a picture somewhere of him there without his cap. It is striking to see what looks like the top of his head "painted white" compared to the rest, which was dark tanned.


GeneSC    Posted 12-28-2004 at 03:54:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good morning SusieQ. I'm afraid that society has
(as a whole) 'sunk even lower than that.Seems like
people has no respect for themselves or anyone else.
It's not just in restuarants, it's on the hiways,
the streets, and even in the homes. Children are not
taught manners as you and I were, so they do not know any better.I am proud of my up-bringin' as I'm sure you are. there are still a few who believe in
"The Golden Rule"(Do unto others)
Hope you have a wonderful day('gotta go to work)
............Gene.........


SusieQ    Posted 12-28-2004 at 04:00:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, that is about the way I was raised, grew up too....country folk, I keep telling folks, I know the times are achanging.....but morals, values and good manners need not change, it is what makes folks, thankful, humble and glad that they can work, take care of themselves and their families.

For many, it isn't too late.......for some it is too late...rather sad too.


Hunter n NOLa    Posted 12-28-2004 at 03:48:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes ma'am, I'm afraid they have for a fact. I was raised to take my hat off when I came thru the door. Never wear one inside the house.


Grove r    Posted 12-28-2004 at 04:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
As do I....ALWAYS take my cap off when dining out, or going inside, in my own house too....have had young fellows at my table who thought they would dine with head gear on.....they are asked to please remove it!!!! There seems to be some sort of unwritten law here that allows "cowboys" to wear their "sombreros" at public functions....a REAL cowboy would have better manners......have a good one, R.E.L.


Jet9N    Posted 12-28-2004 at 08:14:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
The way I heard it a cowboy takes off his hat for
four occasions. In respect to his God, In respect
to his country(flag), upon being introduced to a
lady and out of respect at the death of a friend.

As Bugs Bunny would say "that's all folks".

Jet


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