marcmat Wrote:
Dec 14, 2012 10:10 PM
Last weekend, I offered my seat at a restaurant bar to a woman who was awaiting a take-out order while carrying her young son with her. After she politely declined, an elderly couple that was eating at the bar complimented me on the "niceness" of my actions, explaining that they hadn't witnessed anything like it in years. When I told them that my actions were reflexive based on how my mother had raised me, they complimented me again for giving all the credit to my mother. Imagine if everybody behaved as if they just didn't know "any other way" than to put others first out of simple respect.