The young generation these days lack respect for their elders in most societies. Ask a question, and you get either a sarcastic, cheeky response or they’d downright ignore you.
I have a special peeve against this sort of behavior. Subconsciously, I compare them to myself at that age. Our generation was trained or rather drilled in having good manners. Please, thanks, excuse me were the words that were essential in our speech.
Now everyone is addressed as “man”, people think it’s a waste of breath to say, sir or ma’am. And if you ask them to repeat something, it never goes well. As for the cheek, they show, it is unacceptable for people of my ilk.
Why have the teaching of polite manners to our children has been given a backseat?
Written for Thursday Inspiration- Cheek, hosted by Jim