Just saw comedian Lewis Black on television.
Black’s a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate who returned to the University to do a show a few years ago. After the show he took an entourage of hangers-on to Top-of-the-Hill, a popular, local restaurant.
It just so happened that some friends and I had been at the restaurant for a few hours and were leaving as Black and his group approached the door. There was a long line waiting to get in. As we walked out the doorman let the Black bunch in ahead of everyone else. From the back of the line I heard a frustrated voice yell, “You ain’t that funny!”
Position has its privileges, but I’ve never thought Lewis Black was funny since that night.
Simple etiquette is increasingly rare. If you show good manners, a sense that you care about others, there will be a time that your consideration comes back to benefit you.