Many times over the years, I have wanted to say something to an older person who was rude or just out of line. I always restrained myself because I could hear my mother teaching me to “respect my elders.” Of course, as I get older that means there are fewer people I have to restrain myself with. -grin-
Anyway, in Winter Bride, Damaris is having dinner with her betrothed’s parents . . . an extremely unlikable pair. In response to Freddie’s father’s comment that she knows which side her bread is buttered, she says,
“Nothing of the sort; it’s just that I was taught to show respect to old people,” she said sweetly, adding, “no matter how little they may deserve it.”
I love that line! It is exactly how I feel sometimes.