â€œThanksâ€ Costs Nought
People who have poor manners drive me nuts, but Iâ€™m too polite to say to them that they are being impolite, for that would be impolite. If someone were to hold a lift, open a door or let me jump the queue if I only have a couple of items to check, then the least I would do is say a gracious â€œthank youâ€. Surely it isnâ€™t too much to ask of society that the same can be expected when I offer a similar civility? Good manners cost not a bean; if they did cost a bean Iâ€™d buy a great big sack and hand them out to ensure politeness abounded.