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I saw in “The Princess Diaries” the queen say that manners matter and they really do.  People in the world today tend to be rude on a daily basis.  Why, I have no idea but they do.  We were all raised to say please and thank you, hold the door for others, carry groceries for anyone who needed it, and more.  Yet today, people slam doors in your face and cut in front of you in line.  I have heard people say, “Well you don’t have as much as I do so I am going in front of you.”  If you say no they make a huge fuss and you will not leave the store for quite a while.  I think it goes back to feeling entitled.  They all believe they are better than anyone so the rest of us do not matter.  I have written about people passing by when a person needs help.  Well, yesterday, my daughter’s truck would not start.  It had been at the mechanics and apparently he missed something.  She had to take an Uber to an appointment so I remained in the car.  At least fifteen people passed me by in one hundred four degrees Fahrenheit or forty degrees Celsius. A woman was pushing her trolley with her daughter.  The daughter was about eight or nine and instantly concerned about me.  She asked if I needed help and I told her AAA was on their way.  She also asked if I needed water.  I thanked them and told them they were the first people to even notice.  AAA did show up but not with a tow truck.  When my daughter returned the truck started while we were waiting for a second service call with a tow truck.  We took off and made it home safely.  My point is that for a few people manners really do matter.  They are also important at the table.  The young children of today do not seem to know the value of a simple please and thank you.  It makes such a difference, don’t you agree? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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