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    Humph. Ask Newfienut about this. I think her George has/is going through hell from kids (and adults?) doing this everywhere they go.
    It is terrible, and shows such a blatant lack of education.

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    Also, it makes me wonder what kind of parent allows that. When I was a kid I always wanted to do that, but my mum taught me that strange dogs might hurt me.

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    Yeah I was always taught "if it's not your dog don't go near it without permission" and it's just common sense isn't it? You wouldn't let your kid go racing up to a rottie or a staffy and shove itsfingers in the dogs face so why should a "fluffy dog" or "cute puppy" dog be any different? They've all got teeth!!!!

    I remember when I was a kid and my cousin, who's 6 years younger than me, would go up to my nan's dog (ummm... not sure what he was, chihuahua x ?? I think) and stick his fingers in the dogs mouth or poke it in the face. Then the dog would bite him and my cousin would run screaming and crying inside to tell everyone that the nasty dog had bitten him.

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    Nasty little cousin.

    I really don't know why the attitude has changed? Are parents no longer educating their children how to relate to animals? Or are they no longer teaching respect perhaps?

    Sigh...the damage they do, yet they don't understand.

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    I don't know what it is. *sigh* I feel so much older than my 23 years because I can't stand the way alot of kids act these days (no offence DGP! Not aimed at you!). When I was a kid my brother and I had good manners drilled into us - you called people Mr & Mrs, you always said please and thank you and excuse me. You answered the phone politely. You spoke to adults with respect and didn't swear in front of them (I still rarely swear in front of my parents! In fact, no one in my whole family will swear, smoke, or say anything remotely inappropriate in front of my 97yo great grandma).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    I don't know what it is. *sigh* I feel so much older than my 23 years because I can't stand the way alot of kids act these days (no offence DGP! Not aimed at you!). When I was a kid my brother and I had good manners drilled into us - you called people Mr & Mrs, you always said please and thank you and excuse me. You answered the phone politely. You spoke to adults with respect and didn't swear in front of them (I still rarely swear in front of my parents! In fact, no one in my whole family will swear, smoke, or say anything remotely inappropriate in front of my 97yo great grandma).
    Now that is respect. No other word for it. It seems to be missing an awful lot in today' society. And the young cannot learn what they have never been taught, which is the saddest part of all.

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    Manners are a big pet peeve for me. I hate it when people barge through doors without letting people out fist. Just common etiquette.

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    My son is teaching his kids all that, C&B mum. I am so proud of him (he is 29)

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Go him! How old the grandkids?

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    Excellent Di! There's a lady at work who has a 13yo son. Everytime he rings up I have to compliment his mum on his manners, they're impeccable.

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