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Oldie But Goodie Etiquette – Am I Trustworthy? (1950)

“People have to show they can be trusted with little things if they want to be trusted with big things.” To be trustworthy, you have to do a good job, play fair, keep your word, be on time.

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  • Anonymous March 4, 2013, 10:56 am

    Good video, with a timeless message. I think that some people rely too heavily on being able to communicate instantly with cell phones, texting, etc., and they think that that makes it okay to cancel things at the last minute. I actually recently joined a steel pan drum group that used to operate in this manner–people flaking on rehearsals, but thinking it was okay if they called/texted in. I’ve always been there on time, and I don’t have a cell phone, so I told them that that wouldn’t do any good in my case. After a few disorganized rehearsals, people have started following my lead, and getting to drumming on time, and it makes the experience a lot more fun and productive. Anyway, my point is, back when there were no such things as cell phones, texting, or even voicemail, people couldn’t change plans on the fly, and they had to be where they said they’d be, when they said they’d be there. That’s why I think a lot of people would do well to watch this video. By the way, is Monday going to be the designated day for retro etiquette videos from now on?

  • Aje March 5, 2013, 9:08 pm

    🙂 Fun video. Can you imagine them playing this in schools?

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