E TIQUETTE seems lacking in everything ~

T ODAY ~ People are getting Ruder & Cruder

I N the things they DO & SAY !

Q UESTIONAIRRES thrust in your face

U P & DOWN the shopping street

E VERYONE on a Mobile Phone ~ at Cafe

T ABLES ~ talking ~ squawking while they eat !


EATING fast food in the STREET ~ and DRINKING too !


T O offer up your Bus Seat to a LADY

O R open up for HER a DOOR ~ TODAY it just

D ONT happen any more !  Seniors & Disabled

A RE treated with disdain ~ THE MANTRA IS ~

YOU look out for YOURSELF ~ and IGNORE all those who COMPLAIN !


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love Angela & Brian 🧡💙🧡 


The MIDDLE CLASSES in the UK still follow the rules of ETIQUETTE !

BRIANS Grandparents were EDWARDIAN and He was raised by HIS

Parents to be a GENTLEMAN  and to show due RESPECT to Ladies ~

Seniors (65+) and the Disabled of all ages & gender. He finds the

Younger (21st C) Generation are most lacking in ETIQUETTE !

They are noisy & aggressive in Public ~ put their feet on Tables

and often carry a BLADE (for self-defence ?). When they are 

challenged by Seniors they become very abusive ! Yours A & B !




  • Author: ANGELA & BRIAN (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 24th, 2019 04:19
  • Category: Friendship
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  • Lamar Cole

    Very true to life poem.


      Thanks LAMAR for your comment. Pleased you appreciated our comment on the lack of BASIC ETIQUETTE in the 21st C !

      Yours ANGELA & BRIAN

    • FineB

      Hello Angela and Brian,

      A vivid and good write and so powerful.

      Truly reflective of today's self obsessed and selfish world.

      Keep writing FineB

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Thanks FB - Pleased you appreciated the Nature & Nurture of our Presentation TODAY. You have chosen a very apt description of TODAYS WORLD *Self obsessed & Selfish* . Unfortunately this is increasingly true of TEENAGERS who seem to have little or no respect for their Parents - Teachers - Those rightly in Authority - Seniors - *Strangers* and the Disabled and those with Specific Needs etc. Are we unwittingly breeding a LAWLESS SOCIETY ?

        Blesings & Peace to YOU & YOURS
        Love Angela & Brian 🧡💙🧡💙🧡

      • Fay Slimm.

        Your acrostic speaks out and loudly of all the changes for worse in our community care - - tragic that in theses days of enlightenment on many issues the Me First attitude has own first place.......... thank you for reminder to try pulling out of this race for Self............. Fay

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Thanks for Your pithy comment FAY - pleased you have grasped the essence of our Presentatation. Even though we are compatively YOUNG (31 & 36) we were both raised in *God Fearing Middle Class Homes* and were educated in Disciplined Schools and Colleges. We both work in the Public Service Industries (Health & Adult (16+) Education) so we have to be very disciplined in our Employment and instill DSCIPLINE into our Clients & Students. Many of BRIANS students work in the *SERVICE* Industries - Catering etc and PHYSIO only works if the CLIENTS follow the instructions ! There is no place for ANARCHY in the NHS or Teaching ! BRIAN and I are very aware that in our Professional Roles we are SERVANTS of the UK - AMEN ! Our Mantra must always BE *Others First ~ Ourselves SECOND !* It is THIS that attracted us to each other and it is THIS (I put BRIAN first and he always puts ME first) that will keep us Together & Faithful to each other for ever ! Thanks for caring & sharing !

          Love - Joy & Peace
          ANGELA & BRIAN

        • orchidee

          A fine write A&B. yes, I remember standards were high in 1066 - the Battle standards anyway! Doh!

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks UNCLE STEVE ~ Ahhhh YES in our oft experiences of DEJA VU we remember it well ! British Etiquette in Dining etc goes back a long way. Sometime we are ivited to *Supper* by our Younger friends (We love Indian & Chinese TAKE AWAY) but we help ourselves from the KITCHEN and eat it sitting on POUFES or BEAN BAGS round the TELLY with just a Spoon & Fork and drink COBRA ALE straight out of the Bottle - tastes gorgeous but alas Sans Etiquette ! BRIAN & I love formal BANQUETS (for Awards Evenings etc) with fine China - Correctly Placed Cutellry & the Correct Dartford Crystal ! SOMEHOW (because at Heart we are Edwardians !) the Food & Wine always tastes so so much better - BECAUSE it is ameliorated with ETIQUETTE - AMEN !

            Blessings & Much Joy to YOU & YOUR Candid Cur !
            Love in the SPIRIT Angela & Brian 🧡💙🧡💙🧡

            • orchidee

              Fido's all dressed up a for a Formal Dinner now. Woof!

            • Thoughts In Time

              So very right are you manners have gone out the window, I was just talking about this the other stems back to how the parents bring the children up from birth ..manners standards morals..can’t be bought..sadly some kids get away with far too much..discipline needs to be returned to schools and homes..I was horrified when I cane to UK 3 years ago to see how some kids speak to their moms in supermarket. .. we would have got a fat slap, discipline is not abuse’s happening all over these very sad...well written🌹

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                ANGELA HERE - Thanks for your suportive comments FRIEND ! I was riased in a disciplines ANGLO~SPANISH God Honouring Family and I always called my PAPA *SENOR* and my MAMA ~ MAMA and I still do. I have always respected my Parents and I always will ! BRIAN and I have seen a marked change since 2000 and there is Much less respect ~ decreasing Year By Year ~ for any sort of Authority ! When I go into Schools to talk about PHYSIOTHERAPY as a Career - I am treated with much more respect (as a VISITOR) in the Schools where the Children are well diciplined ! I have known some Visitors (Brian & I have good POWER POINT presentation skills) to be reduced to TEARS by the attitude of some of the Children in the Schools they visit ! Especially if they disagree with the Subject & Object of the Presentation. BRIAN talks about *THE THREAT TO THE ENVIRONMENT* (Which Teens seem to embrace) and I about *SPORTS PHYSIO etc - so we are always listened too & well received !
                As you say at the end of your comment - Children are NOT disciplined in the HOME anymore - SO they show disrespect for their PARENTS and their TEACHERS & SENIORS & sadly GOD !

                Blessings & Peace to YOU & YOURS
                Love Angela & Brian 🧡💙🧡💙🧡

                • Thoughts In Time

                  🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹you doing a great job..have a wonderful weekend 🌹keep warm 🌹

                • Goldfinch60

                  Very true. Many, many years ago when feminism started to come to the fore there was a letter in the paper.
                  A man was going towards a shop door, as was a lady, the man held open the door for her, the lady looked at him and said "You do not have to hold open that door because I am a lady!"
                  He replied "I'm not, I am holding the door open because I am a gentleman"

                  • ANGELA & BRIAN

                    ANGELA HERE ! Thanks Uncle Andy - Brian & I both believe thta MEN & LADIES are BORN EQUAL but are in many respects very very different. An XY Man can have the opperation but He can never become an XX Woman. Men complement Ladies and should always treat them with Respect and a Velvet Glove. Ladies were created as HELP~METES not HELP~MATES -
                    One of the hundreds of reasons why I consented to marry BRIAN is because He is A True Gentleman - Un Verdadero Caballero ! Incidently I am a LADY - Una Senorita Clasica and I like to be treated as such - especially by MEN !

                    Blessings & Peace to YOU & JOYCE#
                    Love ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡💙🧡💙🧡

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