In light of all the bad behavior displayed by celebrities, talk show hosts and politicians I think we need to consider bringing the Goops back.
“Goops” are a series of books written about manners and etiquette more than 100 years ago by Gelett Burgess.
While I’m not 100 years old yet, I remember in grade school (Horace Mann, OKC) reading about manners from the Goops. They didn’t mince words about ill mannered children. So I went hunting for them on the Internet, and they’re making a comeback. Apparently a company called Goops Unlimited is republishing their books. Yeah, just in time for our lost manners. We would learn to never take a microphone out of someones hand, shout obscenities in public, tell someone to ‘Shut Up’ or yell out when another person is speaking.
So thanks for bringing back the Goops, their books should be required reading for everyone, and maybe manners and civility will return.