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Letter to the Editor: World is better place to be if we are considerate

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

To the editor:

Sunday afternoons must not be good days to be out. It makes me wonder if the rude people I notice went to church that morning.

A woman in a supermarket parking lot left her shopping cart behind the car next to hers. I put the cart away on my way to put mine up.

At another store, a woman gave the checker five wadded-up bills to pay for her purchase. When I went through, I said, "Let's see how many wadded-up bills I can find for you." The checker laughed.

Put yourself in other people's shoes and try to see how some acts can make someone else's day better or worse. We are not required to be kind and thoughtful, but it does make the world a better place to live and sets an example for how people should treat each other, which is how children learn. Thoughtless people raise thoughtless kids.

We need to focus more on actions. Being considerate only requires some conscious thought and perhaps a moment's time.

NORMA SWANN

Cape Girardeau