20 February 2013

Wednesday Words - Manners


When I saw this picture and the quote on it, I thought it was very apt for some people nowadays. 

At the weekend just passed we went along to York National Railway Museum. We had a fantastic day but having 2 young children does make getting around harder especially as we have the pram and I found that there are a lot of ignorant people around. 

Take getting the train for instance. We got on the train at Leeds station bound for York. This is only a 28 minutes journey. There were no seats left (even though we had paid for them) and suitcases were in all the storage spaces available meaning I had to put the pram down and leave near the door. Now, at this point I was expecting some nice person to offer one of us a seat, bearing in mind I was carrying Charlie, who is 17 month old, and Simon was holding Thomas, but no. No one even gave us the time of day. 

I was truly astounded that not one person would allow us to sit down with our children. Where are the manners? 

There seems to be a big lack of kindness in this World nowadays. I don't get how manners are not instilled in children at a young age. I will always bring my children up with the correct manner so they know how to treat people right. Just a shame that other people don't feel the same way.

Linking up to Wednesday Words from Crazy with Twins and wishing Emma a Happy Birthday too.


10 comments:

  1. Love the quote and it saddens me when people dont move out of the way,you see it everyday xx

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  2. AMEN to that! How very very true! I found it interesting on the tube and on buses in London while heavily pregnant with the twins. I was barely able to walk with SPD and very few people offered me their seats!!!

    Thankyou for Linking up to Wednesday Words. A brilliant, yet sadly true, quote!

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    1. I would always move out of peoples way, especially if they are pregnant as I know how hard it is x

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  3. I have been known to travel from Preston to London and then on to my mums and not get a seat. It all depends on whether the only spaces for wheelchairs/pushchairs are taken or not. I obviously don't mind it when used for wheelchairs and for pushchairs that have beaten me to the spot but when you get someone that just sits there and there are plenty more seats available. I tell them politely to sit elsewhere. Some trains are designed badly for puschairs, which annoys me.

    However for no one to move for you when you have a little one in your arms, that is terrible! If I were there I would of moved for you, certainly!

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    1. Yeah, the train we were on was quite badly designed. No room for pushchairs at all. Thanks for commenting x

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  4. I always offer my seat to people and I always say thank you. I agree that people are rude - a lot of the time it's grown ups too. x

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    1. Most of the people on the train were suited up, well dressed men yet even they did not have any common courtesy at all :-(

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  5. Such a true quote xx

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