Lists Meg Pickard offers Ten Commandments of Modern Social Decency: "Honour Thy Fellow Citizens (Or At Least, Thou Shalt Not Be A Prick To Strangers): Like, when someone asks you for directions, telling them to fuck off. Or loudly passing comment about someone’s dress-sense/hair/age/etc. When did it become even slightly acceptable to be rude to or about complete strangers in public? One of the only things which keeps society functioning is a modicum of politeness and sense of socially-acceptable behaviour, and when that goes - when it’s OK to punch a pensioner because he’s slow to move out of the way when you’re trying to get off the tram - we’re clearly doomed."
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007