October 6, 2009

Common Courtesy


This is a lost art among people in general today. It is always amazing the rudeness of people even within their own relationships. To me, there is no reason not to practice common courtesy even in the most extreme of M/s relationships.

There are a few pet peeves I have. One of them is to be treated like a telemarketer or a bill collector. In other words, do not ignore my calls when I phone regardless of what is transpiring. There is absolutely no reason for not returning a call in a timely manner even if it is just to say "I am not able to talk to you for a while". This is something that I harbor against one for a while.

Another thing that gets my goad is when people are inconsiderate, especially within their relationships. I am one that, even though dominant, try to say "please" and "thank you". To me, there is no reason why I shouldn't do this nor does it threaten my domination in any way. I guess many feel that the only way to control is through rudeness.

I see many submissive types who are rude and obnoxious to others. This is really true online. Many chatrooms are filled with people who seem threatened by others. They carry an attitude that "my Master is better" or some other crazy idea. In short, people push others away by their attitude.

Nobody cares for a selfish person. These are the people who will suck the energy out of you. This concept holds whether you are dealing with a dominant or submissive type. Complete self absorption is rude. And rude individuals are rarely well liked.

Therefore, I suggest that you might want to consider looking at the tried and true philosophy of courtesy. There truly is no reason to be a selfish jerk. "Please" and "thank you" go a long way with people. Offering to be of assistance to those in need is another way to earn points with people. A life that only revolves around "you" is destined to be a lonely experience. Begin to think about what you can do for others instead of just yourself.

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2 comments:

Mistress Didi* on March 13, 2010 at 7:56 AM said...

Marvelous! Thank You for presenting useful information to the public.

The lack of basic manners in The Scene (and everywhere) is precisely why I wrote HOW TO PRESENT yourself TO A MISTRESS ~ a basic guide to manners for submissives and for Dominants to assist in elevating The Scene ~ and I offer a FREE version.

Again, thank You for contributing to making The Scene a beautiful, respectful space again!

kahlana on March 13, 2010 at 8:11 AM said...

i agree. Common courtesy seems to be a lost art these days. Along with Mistress Didi's ebook I highly recommend people invest in a couple of etiquette books as well if they are unsure of how to proceed in any situation.

 

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