Have any of you been to the mall lately? Is it just me or does today's younger generation (x, y or z...I'm not sure anyomore) have absolutely no manners? The things that come out of their mouths! Maybe I'm just getting old...sigh. And don't even get me started on the way they dress...at 32 I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be allowed out of the house dressed like some of them!
Although there is hope. Last night I was sitting out in the backyard taking a break from painting the kitchen. The elderly neighbor next door was taking out his garbage in the alley. There were two boys (maybe 12 or 13) skateboarding in the alley between our house and the neighbors. When they saw the neighbor in the alley taking out his garbage, one of the young fellows politely asked the elderly gentleman if he minded if they skateboard there. The neighbor said he didn't mind (yes, I was eavesdropping!) and the boy said thank you.
I want to say thank you to this kid's parents...and to this kid. Children w/ manners, and good parents, do still exist!