Story: Manners and social behaviour

A polite reminder

A polite reminder

In 2009 Aucklander Neil Denney became so frustrated at the rudeness of many shop assistants that he made little cards to remind people of the importance of 'Kiwi manners' and began leaving them in shops where he encountered poor service. He is pictured here with one of his cards in the foreground.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - Manners in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39854/a-polite-reminder (accessed 26 May 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013