It’s unbecoming to be unkind to anyone, but it’s especially terrible to see the elderly pushed aside. After all, these folks have life experiences that we should listen to and learn from. Remember that being gracious to everyone, regardless of their age, shows your true character. Ignoring those who have been around much longer than us shows a lack of manners on our part. Throughout many people’s childhood and teen years, they hear the phrase, “respect your elders,” over and over, until it becomes indelibly etched on their brains. You may assume that everyone hears the same thing from his or her parents and grandparents, but apparently not. Watch as Melinda relates an observation of such a moment.