Reminds me when I was pregnant and traveling. No one ever offered to help- except once. I was traveling from Columbus to Austin and The Crew (soccer team) was behind me. I had several offers for help from the Latin men. I accepted.
Do you think American men don't see ladies in need? Are they jaded by the "women's movement" for equality?
Gentleman offer to help. Ladies accept. It's not rocket science. It's not a sign of weakness- rather than a societal need to be kind, helpful, and well- mannered.
I just ordered dim sum in the international terminal. Like I do... I talked up the server and asked him questions about his job. He said he loves working with the international travelers. Most in this terminal are Asian travelers. But if he has to work in the domestic terminal, he is unhappy about the general rudeness of Americans.
Manners people. This is how we establish and maintain good relationships. Those without manners create conflict and can have a profound effect on the "victims".
This is why I took a break from teaching. I found myself in front of kids who were ill-mannered. Their behaviors had and still do have me questioning the relationship between manners and citizenship. Constant chaos in the schools amped up my anxiety and my OCD personality disorder was out of control. I had to leave teaching for my own mental health.
What are your thoughts on manners and the effect on the mind?