Good manners also lead to good habits which lead to personal growth and as well as overall development of the society. For them, good manners mean nothing. So do good manners. Compare them with those talked about in this passage, and try to find out something universal. A fellow did not say "please" to a lift-operator and was thrown of the lift by him.
If the bad manners of one person influence others and make them rude and ill-tempered; the good manners of one person also affect others and make them polite and kind. The wife might have been annoyed by the cook who might have been irritated on the behaviour of the house-maid.
Posted by. If you keep them in mind, you should stay on the right side of most people.
They behave rough, rude and imprudent in buses, trains and public places. Or when you are in a library where most of the people keep quite,will you answer a phone or making some big noise without scruple? It is easy to look smart by wearing good clothes or your looks may kill if you may have a good physique but without good manners, it is just worthless.
Whether it is intended for a social gathering, those good manners are the most sought, people in their life.