Written by Nina Ganci
Many many moons ago, when I went to school, we were taught Kings English. Be it spelling, grammar, punctuation etc.
Yes, we learnt to write in cursive with a fountain pen!
What we learnt came home with us and was practised everywhere. It was the norm.
The other day, someone wanted to see me, so I suggested meeting at noon. Well to my horror, this young lady said “Perfect, will see you at 4pm then”
What just happened?
Telephone manners were strong. Never phone before 8am or after 9pm unless it is an emergency. That was something we all understood and obeyed. Never questioned.
Do you have WhatsApp? Should this not also apply?
I belong to a few WhatsApp groups in the area, someone will try to sell an item at 2am!!!
Let me not start with the spelling …………..
Am I just old fashion? Is this what being old means?
What happened to manners? What happened to respect?