1. the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.2. the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.
–adjective 1. having or showing good manners; courteous; polite.–adverb 2. with good manners; courteously; politely.
” Hi Renee, its Mandy (huh, Normans wife? how did she get my number?)
I just wanted to thank you sooo much for giving him a drink the other day, out of all the people he seen coming and going in their houses you were the only one who stopped and offered them a drink, so thank you so much, you are a real sweetie.”
Queue surprised and puzzled look on my face, im thinking, why is this such a big deal…
It’s fundamentally because nobody seems to have manners these days… and as for hospitality, well that’s the cafe/bar we worked in as teenagers isn’t it? People go on about this next generation having no manners, you know what it’s actually ours, (mine) our kids are only modelling our behaviour, in the hustle, bustle and dramas of our own lives we forget that simple courtesy gets you a long way in this life… I’m grateful that Mandy took the time out to thank me but im shocked that a glass of cold water is such a rare occurrence these days that it requires so much appreciation.
Interesting footnote…. Just spell checked my post before i published it, and it didn’t have suggestion as to what was wrong with mannerliness!! Point proven!