Monday, April 14, 2008

Talking to everyone

When I was really really young, perhaps about four, I was approached by a man my father's age after church. He smiled and said: 'Hello, I know your father'. I reckon he was one of my father's friends and wanted to introduce himself. I was rather cute with my tomboy haircut at that age, but unfortunately for him, I was also rather feisty. I looked him dead in the eye and replied: 'So? I don't know you!'
My parents never fail to remind me of this story once in a while, just for kicks. They laugh about it, but looking back I feel bad that I was so rude. I didn't mean to be.
I chalk it up to the fact that I was four and that I was following protocol on talking to strangers.

We live in a day and age where we caution our children to be careful to who they speak to when they are out and about. Which is what surprised me about Bermuda. Kids here are never afraid nor shy to talk to strangers. Conversations abound, I tell you. Perhaps this is the plus about living on a small island.

This post was brought upon by an interview with Johnny Barnes posted in newspaper. It's all brand new information, starting off with him at the age of 12 and a very important lesson learned from his mother. Have a read through. It's highly entertaining, just like Mr. Barnes is in person.

7 comments:

Irish Coffeehouse said...

BDA children should bring much shame to American families. Those children treat many members of society with ample respect, including bus drivers which is unheard of in our area.

Although children will be children and enjoy playing around overall many of them seem like wonderful kids who at least know when to knock off playing around.

From what I've seen it's just as wonderful how many of them have others watching out for them as they travel about.

I'm going to have to read that article now. And then whine to Mr. Gibbs that I'm ready for another flight to BDA. :)

bermudabluez said...

That was a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

islander said...

hi there...it's nice to find out a fellow blogger here in bermuda though i blog in my own dialect.

i've enjoyed reading your entries! with your permission can i add you in my blogroll?

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

IrishCoffeeHouse: Welcome! and come on down. It's starting to heat up!

BB: You're welcome! Johnny is just awesome...He puts us to shame!

Islander: Welcome and go right ahead with the blogroll. That's what I like to hear! Send me the link to your blog sometime!

islander said...

thanks! opps sorry for not leaving link.
www.islander2007.wordpress.com

ZenDenizen said...

Awww baby cute pants was sassy!

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

LOL Zen, what do you mean WAS? I STILL AM!!!!