“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. “ Matthew 5:16
Manners and etiquette seem non existent nowadays. People are too much in a hurry to just be nice to one another. I have been subbing at a school, watching the students when they are at break and lunch. On one of those days during the week, I get the wonderful job of directing parents during pick up after school. My job is to direct parents to pull up their vehicles, to allow the cars to flow through the parking lot. How difficult could this be? You have to follow the good old driving laws of the DMV. This particular day, I noticed, the cars were not moving. I could see that some people were crossing and assumed that is why no one was driving through. I soon realized I had a parent, park her car in the red and get out of her car and walk into the office. I walked over and stood by her car. She came out of the office and saw me standing there. I calmly asked her to please pull all the way up in the line or find an empty parking space because she was blocking other parents from passing through. She rolls her eyes at me and muttered some expletive. I smiled my biggest Cheshire cat smile I would muster and told her, “oh thank you so much, have a nice day” while I was mentally coming up with my own expletives. As she pulled into her space, her child came out. I saw it was a child that constantly causes problems and is super rude. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.