Posts Tagged ‘Politeness’

This Is My Response Every Time I See Sincere Simple Kindness And Courtesy Being Rebuffed

November 14, 2019

Mr. Tebbs:  Ah, Steven.  Are you free?

Captain Peacock:  (making a show of looking around first before answering)  At the moment, Mr. Tebbs.  May I remind you that first names are used only in the canteen, or after and before the bell.  

Mr. Tebbs:  I see.  In that case, I don’t want to talk to you.

Are You Being Served? – S06E05 – A Bliss Girl

Overheard During The Day’s Excursion

April 12, 2019

“I know you said that it’s rude to bring outside food into this restaurant, but I asked the lady over there and she said it was okay.”

“Because that’s what polite people say to rude people who ask if it’s okay that they’re being rude.”