Would (or do) you stop to help (presumably) stranded folks by the side of the road?
As I don’t drive it’s a bit irrelevant for me so I’ll tell you what David used to tell me years ago and I think that it is probably still true. He said that if you were driving in outback Australia and saw someone broken down on the side of the road you should stop and help them because in isolated places it might be hours or even days before someone else came by. The unwritten rule was that the person needing help would put their bonnet up as a signal that they hadn’t just stopped for a break. Of course, the level of help you can give varies. David was mechanically inept and couldn’t even change a tyre but in those pre-mobile phone days, you could at least offer to take the person to the nearest town or to report their problem for them. Today with phone coverage more widespread perhaps it’s no longer necessary and certainly not for a woman alone in a city if she doesn’t feel safe. I can recall us stopping for someone at least once and people stopped to help us when we were in difficulties.
Do you think the world is less mannerly today than in past times OR are we just more touchy and manners are as they’ve always been?
Yes, I certainly do and I do think mobile phones are responsible for a lot of that. When people ignore those they are with in order to talk or text to others what message does that send? I hear the way that children speak to their parents, and vice versa sometimes, and they don’t have a nice way of speaking. I think it is rude when you are on some kind of tour and your view is always being blocked by people taking selfies. It’s possible that I’m more sensitive to bad manners than when I was younger but I am sure I wouldn’t be if it hadn’t become more prevalent.
What happens if you’re scared half to death, TWICE?
If that ever happens to me I would like to tell you but I might be dead.
If ALL the world’s a stage, where does the audience sit?
Circling the world in space ships? A new take on theatre in the round.
Share your thankful comments here. It’s a gorgeous day most places, so celebrate!
It’s not particularly gorgeous here. It has been blowing a gale and raining since yesterday but it’s winter so to be expected. I’m grateful for rain as well as sunshine because we need it to fill the dams ready for next summer. I’ve seen some jonquils in my garden that look like they are getting ready to flower and they will add a patch of colour to the winter garden.