Letter to the Editor

Take the cap off indoors

Sunday, May 22, 2011

To the Editor:

I have given this a lot of thought and the more I think about it, the more upset I become.

Recently, in Terre Haute, I attended a function at a church. While this was not a church service, but actually a school function, we were in a house of worship.

Lots of parents were there for their children. Lots of young teens as well.

As I looked around the church, I was appalled at such lack of respect for where we were. Do men not take their hats and/or caps off anymore to show any kind of respect? Young boys and men of all ages sat in the church with their caps still on their heads. I found this to be not only poor etiquette, but very rude.

And then I realized that when you go into any restaurant in this area, there are men, sitting at the tables eating, having coffee, chatting and low and behold, they still have their caps on.


Did your mother allow you to come to the dinner table and keep your cap on? Surely not.

You know, there are times it is all I can do to keep from going around the room and removing their caps for them.

Moms, sisters, wives, girlfriends, daughters, etc., please remind the males in your life to take their caps off when sitting at the tables. For Pete's Sake, you don't need it on indoors, period. Right? Were none of these men in the military? I have seen some right here in Brazil that I know were in the military and still have their caps on. Isn't that one thing you are taught in the military?

Remove your hat before entering a building?

Anyway, it seems that we are just a nation of people who do not seem to respect other people and have lost sight of what good manners are. How sad.

We need to get back to teaching our children what good manners are. Don't you agree?

So, come on guys, please take your caps off. I know there are a lot of women out there who would appreciate it very much.

Jaqui Griffith,