During one of her daily classes, a teacher was trying to teach her students about good manners. She decided to ask them a question that would test their politeness in a hypothetical situation. She turned to Michael and asked, “Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?”
Michael, without much thought, answered, “Just a minute, I have to go pee.” The teacher quickly responded, “That would be rude and impolite.”
She then turned to Sherman and asked the same question. Sherman replied, “I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I’ll be right back.” The teacher acknowledged his effort but reminded him, “That’s better, but it’s still not very nice to say the word ‘bathroom’ at the dinner table.”
Finally, it was little Johnny’s turn to impress the teacher with his good manners. She teasingly said, “And you, little Johnny, can you use your brain for once and show us your good manners?”
Johnny confidently replied, “I would say, ‘Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, whom I hope to introduce to you after dinner.’” The teacher, taken aback by Johnny’s response, couldn’t help but faint in surprise.
This lighthearted story reminds us of the importance of politeness and thinking before we speak. While it may seem like a small gesture, using polite language can make a big difference in our interactions with others. So, the next time nature calls, let’s remember to be considerate and choose our words wisely!