Sunday, February 21, 2010

Etiquette: The Gentleman's Decorum


It's a shame to have to discuss this topic, but with the rapid propagation of the "me generation",  etiquette has become the road less traveled. Etiquette, or the gentleman's decorum as I like to say, essentially regards his manners, or politeness when interacting with others. We all have heard parents admonish their children  about manners when they are asking for something. For as long as I can remember, we have placed a mystical lore on words like please and thank you, asking, "what's the magic word?"

It's a sad state of affairs when you have to ponder whether some adults have ever received the aforementioned admonishment. I find it disconcerting when a grown-ass, meat-eating man (or woman) can't part their lips to say please, or thank you. It takes little or no effort to display this kind of etiquette, and it's actually sexy, especially for the young gentleman (right ladies? please I need your comments). In my estimation, this is the foundation of the gentleman's decorum, so let's find our way back to the street that leads to a place where life is good, but living is better! Thank you for your time ladies and gentlemen, and make it a blessed day.

1 comment:

  1. I can totally appreciate a person (man, woman or child) who understands how to conduct themselves. Unfortunately, proper etiquette is such rarity these days we get excited when a person do what is only proper to do. And yes I think it’s quite attractive when one knows how and when to do what is proper, whether it’s opening a door, pulling out a chair or a simple genuine thank you. True class is becoming an antiquity for many who should know better.