Nothing is nicer

  • Royal Gazette columnist Al Seymour

    Royal Gazette columnist Al Seymour

Dear Sir,

Thank you Al Seymour for your column in the October 28, 2019 edition of The Royal Gazette regarding manners — or the lack thereof.

Nothing is nicer than being greeted with a smile, a hello, a good morning or good afternoon. This used to be traditional behaviour in Bermuda and our warmth and friendliness have always been noted by visitors.

I don’t think, however, that it should be necessary to say good morning before being attended to or receiving assistance in a place of business. There are those who refuse to proceed with helping you unless you say good morning.

When I’m greeted with a sour expression, or just an “uh huh” or worse, I don’t think that deserves a good morning from me.

The song lyrics “When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you” are true. Try it, you’ll like it.



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Published Nov 5, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 5, 2019 at 7:58 am)

Nothing is nicer

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