Northwest NEWS

March 8, 1999

Editorial

Set a good example for children

   When was the last time you held the door open for someone? When was the last time you let someone merge in front of you in traffic? When was the last time you said "thank you?"

   Sadly, I see the people of today becoming less and less polite. The people at the grocery store do not even say "thank you" anymore. It is easier to be struck by lighting five times in the same place than to merge into traffic.

   I do not know if it is because the parents did not find it important to teach the value of politeness or because people are forgetting. Maybe people are just pressed for time.

   I encourage you, if you are one of these people, to hold the door open for someone or let someone merge into traffic. Please set a good example for your children, do something good for someone else and put a smile on your face, and on the face of someone else.

Nicole Trowbridge, Cedarcrest High School