Tiffany and I had coffee with the little human beings in tow.  First, I want to say that no one should ever question the power of a mama. Ever.

Try keeping up with a conversation while being interrupted 10 million times by a pre-schooler who wants to know everything about the world while the one-year old thinks it’s incredibly fun and funny to throw everything off the table exactly when the coffee is ready.

We paused for instruction on what is appropriate and not.  Our conversation stayed on track.   The most important part of it all was how the little human beings responded:  They did what they were asked.

Teaching appropriate manners is essential to helping human beings live the best life.

And, then.  Try cleaning up so you aren’t banned from coming back while at the same time attempting to repack your own items in the huge bag brought in with every supply known to humanity, which somehow shrunk in the course of thirty minutes.  If, you are still up for it, try getting out the door  with little human beings who are more interested in everything but leaving.

No worries.  Mama gave them THE LOOK.  They complied.

Clearly,  one gentleman did not understand.  Apparently, he did not want to walk around our little group but right through it.  Rather than being courteous, he chose to be rude with words and actions.

Here’s what I have to say about rudeness:  It’s wrong.  There’s nothing right about rudeness.  And, yet, it seems to be happening more frequently.  Somehow individuals are losing sight of the fact that all of us are in this world together and how we treat one another matters.

I think we need to remember what mama says:  “Treat others respectfully.  Go out of your way to be kind.”  

It matters–Kerrie

 Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



Author: Kerrie Carlisle Palmer

Hi there, I am a Life-Story Teller, Co-Developer of TableThink (, co-host of TableThink and Think On This Podcasts, Pastor, Church Planter, Founder of Red Door Church. I love to be with my family, friends, and anyone I meet along the way. Two musts are coffee and celebrations. I hope you and I are able to connect soon.

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