Monday, May 03, 2010

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are. (Author Unknown)

At work, I try to always say "please" and "thank you" when I ask someone to do something. It doesn't matter if I'm asking a student, or asking staff. Even though I'm supposedly the supervisor, I still politely ask "please" and "thank you."

Just for the heck of it, I kept track of how many times I overheard one of the instructors using either "please" or "thank you." In the seven hour day, I heard these words used exactly three times.

Please don't try to convince me that it's a cultural or generational thing. The truth is, it's just bad manners.

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