I caught the bus the other morning.
It was rush hour so a busy bus.
I didn’t want to play on my phone so I took to people watching (the action to watch people in the bus)
Everyone well apart from me was on their smartphones doing something or another.
No one really was interested in the next person who got on and struggled to walk and no one in the seats near the front got up to let the frail person sit.
Where are the courteous manners gone?
I didn’t offer my seat as I was at the back of the bus and the person chose to stand near the front instead. Perhaps that suggests that they were’t desperately in need of a seat or that they couldn’t walk well enough to make it to the end of the bus.
Everyone carried on playing on their phone paying no attention to the happenings on the 35 minutes journey.
I witness similar behaviours when people walk, talk, park as close to their destination forgetting that someone might benefit from being able to park so close.
It’s as if what is in their mobile phones is more human than a person next to them.
Are we all so busy and worn out not to notice who is next to us?
It’s nice to be nice and personally I think being courteous and communicating to people face to face is still and will always be the most meaningful way.
Geraldine @ Papillon