Date: Fri, 9 Dec 1994 10:26:51 EST
From: BETTY LOU GOODWIN blgood01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUACAD.MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: Re: born in a barn
People, parents in particular, use manners as a way to instill their own set o
f values in their children. Over time, the underlying messages often
become vague. However, I do not believe that all manners are just
meaningless jargon. Many teach us valueable lessons in life.
Such as "Don't walk under ladders". When people are using ladders
then people under them could be hit by flying objects. Therefore,
the phrase does teach a valueable lesson even if the parents
have forgotten why they teach it.