THE MAX ALLEN REPORT
Volume #02171000 February 17, 2023
OUR CHARGE 'BACK
TO THE JUNGLE'
Our society has lost its civility, and
that's a crying shame.
See this video: https://www.facebook.com/max.allen.73700136/videos/592442812359198/
It has taken Western Society
thousands of years to reach a climax of civility, manners, and good taste ...
only to have it all tossed in the shit can in less than 50 years! It's common knowledge that it takes years to build a castle, and only hours to tear it
down. Our 'castle' has
been civility, which is the lubricant of a united society, and the fuel that
drives the engine of understanding and charm.
Let's put it in English so
the less educated among us can understand what I'm saying. Just 50 short years ago we were a society of
manners and good taste.
● Men tipped the hat [or at least touched its brim] when seeing a woman,
assumed to be a lady.
● Women gently nodded assent
at this 'salute to womanhood' as they
Those were kinder, gentler
times. I remember that, even if the man
had no hat [the joy of sporting a good hat is
another matter] he would still nod in the woman's direction and
possibly bring his hand, open palm, up near his breast. This sort of casual and constant exchange of
civility really did a lot to maintain the sweetness and warmth or our
society. I miss those times, although I
still touch the brim of my hat when passing a woman presumed
to be a lady.
Okay, so I've opened up a can
of worms here in who is and who is not presumed to be a lady or a man for that
matter. The general behaviour and
appearance, carriage and projected attitude are the keys to presumption of lady
hood. When I see or meet a woman with
visible tattoos, extreme piercings, and scandalous dress [now there's another thing to be discussed at some time]
it's hard for me to consider her as a lady, but more as a mere person devoid of
class, manners, or bearing.
● Men opened doors and seated
women. A gentle gesture, a nod, and an
open chair are the man's social responsibility when seating a lady.
● Women were ladylike enough
to thank the man for this gesture and take a seat as he settles her into her chair.
Oh, the men always sit last. Women first, always!
These were times when the
respect of lady hood and the courtesy of manhood were at their best. While this custom is still practiced today,
it has become something of a rarity. So
rare is it that, as I watched a friend offer a woman her chair, she simply
pulled out another chair and sat down.
This was not a gesture of 'women's rights' but simply ignorance
as to why this man was holding a chair out.
Devoid of the customs of a gentle society, she took a seat as she
probably always has. More's the shame on
● Men and women refrained
from 'visible' tattoos. There is a distracting 'back to the jungle' quality
that tattoos impart. This is especially so
when they are 'visible' on the hands,
neck and face, lower legs, or even on a forearm with short sleeves or sleeves
rolled up. The sign of a tattoo has
always been one of crudeness, a lack of social awareness, personal insecurity,
or a sign of selfishness. This is
especially the case when a woman shows tattoos.
A woman with visible tattoos is not a lady!
The presence of visible
tattoos has, is, and always will be a sign of a lack civility. They impart a 'back
to the jungle' attitude that cannot be denied.
● Courtesy behind the wheel
is fast fading as men and women alike continue to adopt an attitude of entitlement
when on the road. While this has always
been the case [ever since the automobile became
common] but is amplified in today's inconsiderate atmosphere. People are either ambivalent, ignorant, or
angry and dissatisfied with their lives.
This brings about rudeness, anger, distraction, and a host of other
symptoms of an uncivilised people.
I could go on and on, and
frankly I want to, but there is just too much to be said about the rise and
fall of civility in today's society.
When I go into a person's home or a church I take my hat off as a sign
of respect, most people do not. When I
sit at the table to eat I remove my hat once again as a sign of respect to
others and because it's just plain good manners! I still address others as 'Sir' and 'Maam'
and 'Miss' and 'Misses' because that's just plain good manners.
A final thought. When you are eating in the company of others,
please chew with your mouth closed! I
really could give a damn what you're crunching on, slurping up, or otherwise
shoving in your face. Once it's in your mouth, shut your mouth!
I'm Max, and that's the way I