Where have all the manners gone?

I wonder sometimes where people’s manners have gone, because there are many times when they are evidently not present in a lot of people. For instance – I am in charge of scheduling for a workshop to be held next week. Dates were sent out months ago to the speaker volunteers, as well as a reminder email about three weeks ago. Yesterday I got an email from one of the speakers saying that she doesn’t think she can make it. No apologies, not a terribly valid explanation either. I have been in her situation before, and have done everything possible to make sure that I can keep the commitment that I made, especially if it’s at the 11th hour.
So, I implore you all that, if you make a commitment, stick to it. Or at the very least, try to make acceptable alternative arrangements. Trust me, the other volunteers of the world will thank you for it.

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  1. There are so many manners that have disappeared these days that it amazes me. What ever happened to integrity? Customer service? Thoughtfulness? Common Courtesy? This is just a prime example of how that’s gone to the dogs with some people. My mother used to always say “Your word is your promise”. I try every day to live by that. Sorry you had to experience such inconsideration.

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