Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Lessons on being a more considerate person #1

Ever since my daughter was born, I've been a lot more sensitive towards my surroundings and how it affects her. Most of this will be related to noise (as she is a light sleeper) and just generally being around your fellow man.

I guess many of these "lessons" on being more considerate can be seen as common sense to some, but these lessons come from my personal experiences of getting frustrated when faced with someone being insensitive or inconsiderate.

Lesson #1: Don't honk your car horn before 9am

Much like house renovations or DIY work around the house, this noise affects the people around you. Not everyone is up and getting ready to head out. Many people are still in bed, perhaps ill, recovering from the night shift, or, like me, trying to keep as quiet as possible so that my daughter doesn't get up before she's ready to.

Anyway, honking your car horn in front of someone's house is just rude. If they aren't out yet and you're running late, send them a message, call them, or get down from your car and ring their doorbell.

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