INSIGHTS : Courtesy call, it pays!

Being good often amongst people pays my dear readers, with loads of blessings! I recall a time I was travelling in a Jaguar bus to Kampala. I sat next to a lady who appeared to be in her mid-thirties. Unfortunately, I was not feeling well and so it was my assumption that my neighbour would console me whilst I puked, but to no avail. The only comment I heard from her was, “You really like to puke, don’t you?” 

Being good often amongst people pays my dear readers, with loads of blessings! I recall a time I was travelling in a Jaguar bus to Kampala. I sat next to a lady who appeared to be in her mid-thirties.

Unfortunately, I was not feeling well and so it was my assumption that my neighbour would console me whilst I puked, but to no avail. The only comment I heard from her was, “You really like to puke, don’t you?”
 
Amazed at this, I just shrugged it off and continued with the long voyage. Moments later, I unsealed a packet of biscuits I had and took out about two of them. I drifted the packet towards her; she by then had her mouth all ajar due to the mouth watering size of the chocolate biscuits. Blame the baker for that!

I was amazed when she grabbed the whole of it and took out three and said the rest were for her siblings. These are the kind of people who not only want a piece of the pie but also want the whole bakery. No courtesy at all for that matter.

Usually, people have to be courteous wherever they are. It not only shows good self-management but also politeness. This is why I can never give a beggar or young kid in the streets something so small that if I were in his or her shoes I wouldn’t appreciate or get satisfied with.

Great people have courtesy; courtesy to call you when they have enough credit, not beep, beep and beep; courtesy to invite you for dinner or lunch; courtesy to help open the door for you when you have a heap of stuff in your hands; and courtesy to inform you what lies ahead of you, you shouldn’t just fall into the ditch!

Of course the list is endless and the more you act courteously you get blessed each and every time you do such an act. Reminiscing such moments where you are praised for good works of kindness will fill you with joy to the bream.

Rwandans as a nation should pick this point and put it into practice for a better view of what is to be in the year 2020..

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