You know what I don’t understand? Why do people consider it rude or wrong to walk on other people’s grass to get to the front door?
Take my house, for example. The walk to the front door connects from the top of the driveway. It’s not the easiest route to the front entry, and it’s certainly not the quickest. Yet, just about everybody makes sure to take it, careful to never step on my grass.
Isn’t grass made for walking on? In fact, isn’t grass one of the most abusable and regenerating plants on earth? Are people afraid they’re going to damage my lawn if they tread across it? Are they worried I’ll be offended?
You know what? My grass was made for walking on, so if any of you reading this ever come over to my house, do me a favor and walk across the grass to get to my front door. Better yet, run across it, skip across it, stomp across it, or roll across it. I’ll feel like a better host if you do.
As for me, I think I’m done taking the long route to other people’s doorsteps. I mean, the more I think about it, nobody has ever actually complained to me about other people walking on their grass. I think that it might be one of those things that everybody thinks everybody else cares about but nobody really does. So, unless there’s an unleapable flower bed or a vicious Wolf hybrid dog in the way, the quick route will be my preferred route from here on out.
If change is going to happen, it might as well start with me.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS. What do you think? Was grass made for walking? Do you get annoyed when people walk on your grass to get to your front door? Do you avoid walking on the grass of others for fear of anything?
SDL’s Quote of the Day
“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” ~Emily Post