According to the Herald Sun yesterday, Melbourne is a city filled with politness, and courtesy.
Maybe it’s years of working in retail that has made me such a skeptic, but sometimes I don’t think that people in Melbourne are really THAT polite.
I’ve lived in Fitzroy for 10 years, crossed Brunswick st about a billion times, and only recently I have nearlly been knocked over twice in a week! One of those drivers swore at me for crossing in front of her car! (Even though I gave her the time to drive ahead and was about to thank her for letting me pass when she let it rip at me!)
The Sun found the worst area of their politness test was in a tram. Only on 1 out of 3 trips did someone give up their seat for a lady in her 60s. – I always get pissed off when I see young people in the tram not give up their seats to someone older. I always give up my seat for anyone 40 or over and I think everyone 13 and over should do the same. It also really bugs me when I get on the tram and no one offers to give my Mum their seat.
What do you think about Melbournians manners and politness? Am I totally off the mark on this one?