Monday, January 24, 2011
Where Are Your Manners?
So where am I going with this manners post?
Last night, my husband watched the football game with a few friends. Those friends come over every Sunday for the game. Well, this time, one of his friends brought over his new girlfriend. They walked into our house and the friend introduced everyone in the room. The girlfriend (forgot her name) simply ignored everyone, made her way to the couch, and started texting away on her phone.
I don’t watch football, so I went about my way of straightening up the house. Eventually, she started talking to all the guys in the room, and even my persistent step-daughter who wouldn’t leave our guest alone. Me, however? I might as well have been invisible.
When the game ended and they were getting ready to leave, I was putting laundry away in the bedroom. My husband’s friend usually shouts across the house to say “Good-bye” to me, but this time, I didn’t hear anything out of either of them. I normally let the guest out and thank them for coming, but there was no way I was going to do that this time.
My husband judges people very quickly, but this time, he didn’t say anything about your unmannered guest. (It was his first time meeting her, too.) He could clearly sense that she will never be invited to our house as long as I live there.
This woman left a bad impression on me. For a second I thought that maybe she was just shy, than my husband’s friend said that this woman dances naked around a pole for money. Sorry, you can’t be shy and do that. At least I don’t think so. I can’t understand how my husband’s classy and proper friend could take interest in such an impolite woman. I don’t see their relationship lasting, just because this friend frowns on impolite people like his girlfriend.
So anyways, we always notice when kids have bad manners, but what about adults? This adult had worse manners then most of the kids I’ve ever met. Have any of you encountered truly impolite adults?