When you get back to work.
This is the twelfth in a series of posts reflecting on the general decline of civility. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
Let’s go then. Let’s get back to our civility scenarios. So we gave a first example of which side of the road to use when walking. What seemed rather easy is not so easy after all. Compared to the correct use of language, it must be said that this simple rule is within everyone’s reach. Let’s continue with another example.
Bodily noises. Sorry, Abbie, but this post is, how shall I put it, slightly less tasteful. Whether it’s chewing, swallowing, sniffing or coughing up secretions, rashes or flatulence, a minimum must be done on all sides both as a matter of tolerance and of restraint. Of course, even the Queen farts. Should this surprise us? Not in the least. Thank God she does! Does she do it deliberately and in a way that makes everyone hear her? Certainly not (I hope). Civility is good manners.
On this subject, however, it is important to say that certain individuals will prevent themselves at all costs, and I mean at all costs, from accepting these short moments of respite which they will call flaws, vulgarities. Those at the other end of the spectrum, who could be called uncouth, could at least be categorized as “Epicureans”. As long as the intention is respite, what physical harm do we accidentally do to those around us that allows us to better appreciate their company?
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on May 25, 2021 by Coach Danny