I sometimes feel like I am an anachronism

A throwback to more gentile times

No, not the Victorian era

Just those times where it was just polite to be polite

To say “please” and “thank you”

Even to strangers

To sit and eat with one hand in your lap

No elbows on the table

To acknowledge the presence of elders

When ma’am and sir (especially ma’am) weren’t deemed offensive or rude

When men wore hats outside

When Sunday dinner was the rule

Everyone had time to listen

Maybe it was all a childhood view

No longer embraced as an adult

The times changed

Why did I?






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