Thursday, May 20, 2010

Some just don’t have manners

She entered the house of a friend and saw a Coke bottle placed on the table. “You are sweet, auntie. You have kept Coke for me and it is hot outside,” she told the lady and gulped half the bottle in one go. The “auntie” rushed to stop her, but it was late. The bottle had been refilled with toxic floor cleaner by the stupid family and left carelessly on the table. The visitor landed in hospital and luckily got cured. This happened in Mumbai.
A neighbour of mine in Sharjah was relocating. He gave me a pocket of cashew nuts. A look at it made me realise it was outdated and had to be discarded. I did not want to do that in his presence. So kept it on the table and left for office. The same evening a friend arrived from India. The moment he saw the nuts, he grabbed them and started munching. I kept telling him “It can give you stomach ache.” But he loved it. Am sure there must have been a tsunami in his tummy by late evening. Anyway, after that meeting, I have not heard from him again.
At times, we are not able to tell guests not to cross limits. A friend came home once. He opened the fridge and started consuming the juice. Then, he fiddled with the music system. My wife signalled me from the kitchen to “tell him to get lost.” I had to throw him out diplomatically.
Manners. Some people just don’t have it.

32 comments:

  1. What brought this post on? :D

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  2. Sigh...we all know some like those na? Pathetic!

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  3. i totally agree...!
    i esp have over spoilt kids..!
    grrrrr....

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  4. But how could she not tell the taste difference between a cleaner and coke!!!!!

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  5. hmm !!! we have all kinds in our society.

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  6. Did someone get onto your nerves today? It happens. They take for granted and expect the hosts to be graceful

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  7. Gujjus have he habit of paying a surprise visit at 9 30 pm and they won't leave until 1! once they get up to leave, there will be door conference (I had a post on this!) for another hour. You can neither ask them to leave nor you can go and sleep..sigh!!!!!

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  8. Hmmmm! Something that i may differ as it always depends on the kind of relation, if he is your close freind, he defenitely has the freedom to your kitchen and we defenitely ask them to get out if they stay late...( for he will take it it in the right sense)
    but sometimes when someone whon the guest is not such a close one and behaves likewise...yes it gets on our nerves..still we hve to smile like wat u do in ur profile photo :)

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  9. It is very difficult to deal with them!

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  10. Ramesh, so true. Nice one

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  11. Some people really don't have manners and really get on your nerves :)

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  12. Oh yes, I have faced some of these kinds too. Especially the pesky kids, who will forage through your stuff without the courtesy of so much as asking. Such lack of manners!

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  13. I have many many experiences like you have mentioned. What to do?

    Drinking floor cleaner is too bad.

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  14. No solution..it will happen..some people have this carefree and careless attitude...best way is to bring out fun...

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  15. Funny post !!!!!
    as always .....

    Have a Happy Weekend

    Kareltje & Anya
    =^.^=

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  16. boss..
    do u mean "manners"?

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    what is it?

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  17. Some one is really cross...kya hua ? i promise to behave when i visit your house .
    Have a great weekend Ramesh.

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  18. :)We should be careful not to keep such things in easy access. Someone from home also can consume it by mistake.Regarding guests,so true!

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  19. totally agreed, i have moved my music system, television from drawing room to the bedroom and i keep it locked in case guest come in...:D

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  20. You are so right on about manners, Ramesh!! I wonder if that is an Indian thing? Good post as always:)

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  21. That's a bit of a stretch. Coke and cleaner taste the same?

    But as always, you manage to make us laugh

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  22. Is it purposely kept for the visitors like us:)?

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  23. People do that when they are very good friends or relatives.But otherwise, yeah its kinda silly. :)

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  24. Oh I think most of us have had such experiences, My worst one was a totally new acquaintance entering the bedroom. Eeks!!

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  25. I think there is no solution for this as there are different types of people with various attitudes.

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  26. Thank god i'm yet to meet such a guest!!

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  27. I'm yet to meet such an Atithi!

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  28. soo true...i have been in such incidences wherein my mom signals me to move my friends into my room and mess up wadever thy want in just that one room.. :D :D

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  29. Everyone faces such situations, but there is little one can do.

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  30. People with no manners get hurt...hehe

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  31. Some people just don’t have it.

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