Our Ps and Ts

By Fatima K - September 30, 2013

When I first started working, my cousin gave me some valuable advice: 

"Don't forget your Ps and Ts." 

Honestly, I didn't know what she meant, so I asked and she explained that Ps and Ts was 'please' and 'thank you' - not that didn't use them, obviously! 

Then I realised, we don't know what goes through people's heads, nor do we live other peoples lives so we shouldn't ever really judge people. But know this; 

Sometimes, hearing the words please and thank you really can make a difference.

 It doesn't take much - just a few words - yet they mean so much.

~ While holding the door open for someone they thank you as they walk past - makes you smile.

~ hearing the words 'can you pass me that magazine please?' from a complete stranger - the please makes you more likely to pass the magazine. 

~ 'will you bring home some milk please?' - the please makes it feel like less of a chore

~ 'thanks man' - quick yet informal way of showing appreciation.

~ The nice girl that gives you her bus/car park ticket becasue she knows you can use it - thank you - it makes her feel appreciated knowing that she did a good thing, her ticket will come to good use. 

So far, the best use of the word please that I've heard is from Nanny McPhee (2005) - "pleased to make your acquaintance, I'm Oglington Fartworthy" - absolutely brilliant, even if it's being used in a different context! 

So come on, let's make our lives, and other peoples lives, easier by not forgetting our Ps and Ts.

Thank you for reading! - See what I did there?! :) 

Keep reading, F x
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