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Respect must be earned
3:09pm Thursday 5th December 2013 in Letters
AFTER reading comments about the manners of Priestley College students and young people in general, there are always two sides.
On one of my rare visits to Warrington I witnessed the other side.
While walking slowly towards the entrance to Debenhams I saw a young lad, aged about 14 or 15 open the door of a shop for an elderly couple who passed him without a glance or a thank you, followed by others who ignored the boy.
Again travelling home on the bus from a club meeting, a woman about my age (in her 80s) was immediately offered a seat by a student who seemed embarrassed by the heartfelt thanks he received. Seemingly he was not used to being thanked.
We were always taught that respect must be earned, how can we expect it if we older folk don’t show it.
Please don’t judge all by the thoughtlessness of a few.
BRENDA HEATON Warrington
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