A fun story!
One of our patients, who originally was from eastern europe, goes back every summer to her home country. Manners being much better there (why is that?), the young people routinely give up their seats when an older woman (she’s in her late 60s) boards the metro or bus.
Two summers ago, when she would board, the young people would stand up almost every time and offer their seats. Over the past year, she’s lost some weight, toned up with exercise and done some non surgical work on her skin. She looks vigorous and great. This summer, the whole visit only 2 young people stood up for her. She was happy!
I asked her, “Could it have just been that their manners have really deteriorated over the past year?” She replied, “No, because they were still getting up for the other older women – they just thought I was much younger!”