Manners Abandoned.

I walked into the shop,

Just to buy a couple of items.

The shop assistant saw me,

I walked up to him,

He walked away,

So did I!


  • orchidee

    I don't blame you. I've walked out of some shops where they seem to look at you suspiciously. Sometimes I'm unnerved by it.

    • Goldfinch60

      I just thought that this was downright rude so I was going to spend my tuppence in there.

    • Neville

      Bad manners, bad for business, good for poetry....

      Nice one sir.. in a bad sorta way.... N

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Neville. Very true, it seems to be a increasing consistency nowadays the manners are just disappearing.

        • Neville

          yes, such a bloomin shame..

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          ANGELA HERE (9pm - Sunday) - Enjoyed this one UNCLE ANDY. There was only One Rat Pack and wen youre that Good you can afford to fool about Vjctor Borg comes to mind - Thank GOD for YOUTUBE ! Well Ive never been ignored in a SHOP (YET !) but BRIAN has ! He aways sends me to the BAR (with his money) for DRINKS because the Men part like the Red Sea so I can Sashay right up to the COUNTER & ORDER ! Men will always be MEN ! Thanks for sharing !

          Blessings & peace to YOU & JOYCE
          Love Angela & Brian 🧡💙🧡💙🧡

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Angela, yes the Rat Pack were great.

          • Fay Slimm

            Manners atrocious these days - - unlike the video you chose Andy - - a fantastic number...............

            • Goldfinch60

              They’re surely are Fay. Thank you for your comments.

            • dusk arising

              As i walked to the only open, but unattended, checkout in Lidl the only visible staff member made eye contact and walked out of thestore only to return a minute later carrying something. Then she sat on the till and proceeded to check out my purchases. When she finished and asked for payment i said "is it my turn to make eye contact now and walk away to make you wait".. it appeared her command of English language wasn't capable of comprehending me. Or maybe she was just dense.

              Fortunately Lidl service is usually very quick.

              Like everyone else, i am aware of the untrained quality of 'those who are employed to serve'. I rarely accept poor service without commenting something like 'have you not been trained how to serve customers properly?'

              • Goldfinch60

                I used to shop in Tescos, one day I went in there and they had had a complete change round, even the staff were unsure of where things were. On there till receipt they ask “How did we do today?” I told them in no uncertain terms and have not been there since, maybe Six years.

                • dusk arising

                  You and me are firmly members of the grumpy old men brigade. Good job we can laugh at ourselves.

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                • Andrew Charles Forrest

                  Well done vote with your feet we should follow your lead

                  • Goldfinch60

                    So true Andrew.

                  • FineB

                    Hello Goldfinch60,

                    A good write.

                    You have touched on a very relevant point in today's modern world.

                    Good manners at times are a rarity.

                    Keep writing FineB

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Manners surely are a rarity and it is so good to see them even if it is only occasionally.

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