Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use. ~Emily Post
I admit at times I tend to bark orders at work. (This is not out of meaness, but usually out of trying to pack too much in a day. It’s kind of like I’m on roller skates that won’t stop and I’m yelling,” move the cars before I crash into them”. If this makes no sense to you, please ignore. )
One of our NBC 10 interns was quick to point out my occasional “barking” habit as I announced my first : “Treating all as if they just stepped into a Five Star Hotel.” All in my office were anxious to see this Five Star Treatment.
After asking everyone if there was something I might do for them, co-worker Harry Hairston asked me to stop acting like I had a lobotomy and to please return to my barking self. However, photographer Dave Bentley thought this was an excellent exercise.
This was psychologist Judith Sills’ idea. (Interviewed her last week) A good one I think, even if it’s just a reminder that more politeness, civility, and a little sweetness feels nice and goes a long way toward helping those around you have a better day, (even if I’m absolutely crazed.)
Actually, “five star day” made me feel like I was having a five star day. Hmmm. Must do this again.