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Poster: Gina <email@example.com>
> I have taught many classes on Courtesy at many sessions of the
> Univerity of Atlantia. Like Hillel, I can sum up all I think you need
> to know in a few short sentences:
> Act in a way that would make your grandmother proud of you. Say
> please, thank you, and excuse me. Be quiet and listen when someone
> else is speaking. Be helpful when you can. And do all this
> *regardless* of your rank, or of that of the people around you. That
> is all of courtesy. Now go and study.
Courtesy seems to be a rare beast to fine, even in the SCA. In my short
time in the SCA, I have been met with rudeness and unthoughtfulness.
But on the other hand, I have also been met with warmth, kindness and
cheer. I am thankful that the good has outweighed the bad; but from
time to time, we all need "friendly reminders" of the little things.
Courtesy is like everything else, if you don't use it; you lose it. For
us newer folks, we have to learn some things by example. So for those
of you who've been in the SCA for a while, be kind, tell us when we
screw up and remember that the "newbies" are always watching and
learning from you :)
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