scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Teaching Manners
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Tue Jun 27 2000 - 11:36:54 CDT
Jim Lindberg wrote:
> I don't help scouts unless they say please, I'm also a bit of a
> stickler on can and may. If they say, can you do this (even if there
> is a please in there) I'll tell them if I can or can't and then say,
> but that's not what you wanted, you probably wanted me to help you.
I usually just say "Yes." Then after the 10 or 15 seconds of "dead air"
they usually get the hint.
This, BTW, drives my WIFE nuts sometimes. :-)
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org