please-begplease-child Many individuals do not remember they were taught manners and forget to say please and thank you.It is a common everyday occurance.  Please is not a difficult word to say, yet often people fail to use it.  The old saying, “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar” is still true today.  People who work with the public notice this more.  Asking a person to hold a door for another person, letting another individual cut ahead in a grocery line because they have two items and you have twenty, or asking at the post or bank for assistance seems to often lack the word please in the request.  It doesn’t take much, effort, but it is completely worth it.  Instead of saying, “I need help can you assist me?” a better approach would be, “Could you please help me I have a problem?”  The reception is far more likely to be nicer with the second approach as opposed to the first.  The other day a friend of mine was on the bus and said he had never ridden the bus before and asked the bus driver if she could please direct him to the appropriate stop. .  Rather than be helpful, the driver was rude and told my friend the wrong stop.  Once the person exited the bus, the driver slammed the door and my friend fell.  The entire bus began yelling and complaining to the bus driver, but she really didn’t care.  In that case, the word was of no value.  Over the years, children have learned the value of manners particularly when they want something from us.  The additional word of pretty to the please makes them somehow feel we will grant whatever they are asking.  Individuals often try to please their parents, friends, boss, partner and anyone else as a course of life.  Often children grow into adults and feel that no matter what they do, they can never please their parents.  That is a sad way to live.  Most parents have high expectations of their children and when they don’t live up to the parents’ goals, they feel as if they failed.  That is also wrong because most adults should follow their passions and live their lives for themselves.  In the Good Gus Series, the word please is in everyone’s vocabulary.  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  You cannot please everyone all the time, so take a deep breath and read “Misplaced Trust” to make you feel good. It is available on Kindle, Nook, Apple and several popular e-book websites.