Manners seem to be missing these days – especially when it comes to my backyard Blue Jays!
Oh, they may give the appearance of being the perfect guest, but appearances can definitely be deceiving!
I’m pretty sure they never heard from their Mama the common courtesies that I heard from mine. Like, “Don’t chew with your mouth open.”
Or, “Use a fork and not your fingers…or your face!”
“When you are a dinner guest, don’t make a pig of yourself.”
And, “Don’t eat and run.”
It seems their Mama (or their Daddy) also neglected to say, “Don’t play with your food”…
…or, “Always leave a place neater than you found it.”
I think when it comes to manners, especially table manners, my Blue Jays must have somehow missed the memo.
Ah well, at last they do come dressed in their feathered finest!