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There are many things about the world today that, in my opinion, are not great.  Big problems and smaller problems.  Some things will take a lot of people working for a long time to see change.  What am I doing in the meantime?  What small, daily actions can I take to work towards a more peaceful world?  We need manners and civilty.  A google search for ideas led me to the book, A Return to Civilty, orginally published in 2007.  Here we are, 11 years later.  More civil?  Doesn’t seem like it.  I ordered a copy on Christmas Day, 2017.  I keep it on my nightstand and occasionally flip through to see what message pops out at me.  I will share these bite-size ideas and challenge you to do your part to return civility to our world, bit by bit.  (Note – I am not going in order.  I’m counting on the winds and energies of the universe to give me the best tip for the time.)


First challenge-

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Return to Civility Tip #219


This one is pretty self-explanatory.  The other benefit would be less door dings.  A pet peeve of my mother.

Perhaps I should go into other parking lot etiquette that seems to have died out in recent years.

  1. If someone is getting in or out of their vehicle, you should not pull in or out of a spot until they have closed the door.
  2. Conversely, if someone is already pulling into or out of a parking spot, do not open your door to get in or out until they have parked or pulled out completely.


What parking lot etiquette can you think of?  I’m sure there’s more but I’m drawing a blank at the moment.  Add your ideas in the comments below then share this post to spread the word about how we can do our part to make life better.


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It’s not hard… it just takes a second to pause and use your manners while in a parking lot!
Parking Lot Ponderings via @behindeveryday
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