August 18, 2009

5 magic words


Anyone who received their secondary education in TKC or any other residential school would know these 5 magic words by now.

Salam;
Excuse me;
Please;
Thank you; and
Sorry

Perhaps in school we thought very little of these 5 magic words. Perhaps, we even despised them at some point in our lives because we were so constantly reminded of them; they made us sick.

But little did we know or notice; with time, the 5 magic words came naturally to us. With each passing day, saying the Salam, asking with a “please” and receiving with a “thank you” became rudimentary. We did not have to be told that we need to be courteous, polite and tactful. We just were.

Which is why, when other people around me fail to practice these magic words, I am shocked beyond repair. You people have very little idea of how rude and tactless people are becoming and have become with each passing day.

Even with stress accumulated from work, personal problems and ailments going round and free for all, it does not warrant people to be so ignorant of other people’s feelings. Especially so when they have absolutely no idea who they are dealing with. And ESPECIALLY so when it so obvious that they are dealing with people older than themselves.


What on earth happened to common courtesy? Is it no longer common any more? Or is common sense becoming more and more uncommon?


My simplest conclusion is: when you have kids of your own, send them to boarding schools. Or teach them the 5 magic words as soon as they are old enough to remember.


Simple.

3 comments:

chibi said...

kamu ini tgh nak cube which layout yg best ke? hari2 tuka sampai saya tatau link nak komen kat mane =)

i agree with u but sometimes kan if we say it all the time, derang akan ended up terikut kite, but that depends la whether their unconscious mind nak ikut ke tak =)

i know this because it happened to moi =)

freespirited12 said...

heheh. mmg tgh try layout yang syiok sikit. hahah.

i thought that by observing other people, they will learn the magic words without being told.

tapi haritu mungking diorg dah terkena dengan whoever yang lagi garang dari i.

so they are now a bit better. sikit je la.

freespirited12 said...

heheh. mmg tgh try layout yang syiok sikit. hahah.

i thought that by observing other people, they will learn the magic words without being told.

tapi haritu mungking diorg dah terkena dengan whoever yang lagi garang dari i.

so they are now a bit better. sikit je la.