Saying I’m Sorry: A Memorable Example

A reader commenting on my earlier post about the four phrases that make for civil society noted that giving someone who has been rude a dose of their own medicine is rarely effective, that leading by example is the better course. I completely agree. In responding to her comment I was reminded of something that… Continue reading Saying I’m Sorry: A Memorable Example

Please, Thank You, You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry

Such simple words and phrases. They are grease for the skids of social interaction and civility. So why is it hard for some people to use them? Or am I just being a crank? Maybe I am. Let me vent a bit. I live next to a national forest. I take interest in what happens… Continue reading Please, Thank You, You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry