Saturday, 21 November 2009

Manners, Ladies

One of the things about moving to the country is that I spend lots of time driving through narrow village streets or country lanes. There are frequent stops to let oncoming traffic through. Inevitably, a larger vehicle causes frantic backing-up (when I usually end up in the hedge!).

All this manoevering is generally done with good humour. A little wave of thanks is exchanged - and everyone drives on with a smile on their faces. Just occasionally, there is no wave, no smile - no acknowledgement that I've stopped to let someone pass. Invariably, these people are women. As a woman myself, I find that galling. We're all busy - we all have lots going on in our lives - but a second of courtesy costs nothing. Come on ladies, where are your manners?

1 comment:

  1. I don't think you should beat yourselves up on this. It is not just the ladies, men are equally as bad. When a similar situation occurs to me, I usually have a little rant to myself about not making way for others in future. When just such a situation arises again, I do the decent thing and allow the other driver priority and often get a grateful aknowledgement. Faith in fellow mankind is restored, and my wife breathes a sigh of relief and thinks, "thank God!"