Is courtesy dead?

Sir - Recently, I boarded a 157 bus to town and, as I got my ticket, I realised that the bus was full up – every seat taken – so I quickly found a handrail to hold on to.

As I looked around the crowded bus, I counted no less than nine men sitting down but not one of them stood up and offered me their seat!

This meant that I had to hang on for dear life and perform a rather strange pensioners’ pole dance around my handrail as the bus swayed, swerved, jumped, braked and trundled along to the Triangle where, thankfully, I alighted, shaken and stirred!

This episode made me wonder – in these modern times, is the age of courtesy dead? (Answers on a postcard please!)

Pat Rose (age 75)

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