The Cronista is an observer of people and patterns. I’ve spent half of my adult life in airports and on planes. It allows one to do both regularly. This week I spent two days assisting a group of young people preparing and serving a meal to their entire class and teaching staff. We fed about 100 people. Not one young person thanked me/us for our patience, guidance or service. All but two abandoned me to do the clean up alone.
I get concerned that our youth are not being taught respect and good manners at home. I’m the first to admit I’m not perfect. However, when my children were young, parents use to tell me all the time how thoughtful and well mannered they were at their homes. Waiters and waitresses would even comment, in fine dining restaurants, at how nice it was to serve such well mannered youngsters.
We look at our strife ridden planet and wonder why all this chaos is happening. I’m a firm believer that most of it begins at home…or lack of a good home life. So many have abandoned our young to TV and Media Blogs….I promise they are not looking up “Miss Manners” when left to their own devices. Help our world, teach our children manners and respect. If we don’t, we’ve only ourselves to blame when we self destruct.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista
What, this time of year, causes people to loose all their sense and good manners? I was leaving the local “Super Store”parking lot yesterday going in the direction of the arrow and no less than four idiots came at me head on in the wrong direction. The slant of the cars in the lane are a direct give away, idiot, even if you don’t look at arrows. I was about 12 parking spaces from the end of the aisle.
I was so pissed and could not back up an entire lane. I put my car in park and began to read my just purchased magazine. I had nowhere to go. Horns were honking, gestures were being thrown about with flourish and harsh words…. I just kept reading with one hand on my pepper spray. I’d have stayed there all day if necessary, I had chocolate. All four cars had to back up and go to a proper lane. I mean seriously people, how do these morons get a drivers license? I’m sure not one even had insurance.
I have a rule…I never go into a shopping arena from the day after Thanksgiving through January. This was an emergency or I wouldn’t have been there. I was immediately reminded why I made the rule in the first place!
Be safe this Holiday Season, My Divas, and please, please don’t be one of the idiots….you’re better than that! Namaste, The Queen Cronista