On grace and manners

On grace and manners;

To quote what was once said before,

Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them. 
~Bill Kelly

Every once in a while there are days when we are faced with those with such poor manners, to such an extent that there is no other label to give but RUDE.

Often when it happens, we are taken aback as it's often unexpected. Then there's two immediate thoughts that will then cross our minds, the first one often being,

Was it something I did or said to make you act rudely?

Which is a valid enough of a thought for you to wonder, because you are concerned if it was your doing. But the problem starts when the second thought occurs,

"Setan goreng! If you are rude to me then why shouldn't I be rude to you? Fight fire with fire la friend!"

At which point you will be wielding something sharp out of anger, most probably your tongue.

They may say that the pen is mightier than the sword, but they forget that the tongue can cut so much deeper.

But again, as they say,

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind
~Robert Green Ingersoll

Don't stoop down to their level, and never ever do anything foolish. As anger, to quote once again,

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured
~Mark Twain

To all those reading this,

I pray, that you may, keep your wits about you, and your grace and manners even closerNever reciprocate that which is wrong, as two wrongs don't make a right.

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.
~Author Unknown

But if all else fails, always remember,

Treat people as you would like to be treated.  Karma's only a bitch if you are.
~Author Unknown

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