Residents of a small French town (pictured) in the Oise region to the north of Paris will have to mind their manners in future after their mayor introduced a new regulation forcing people to be courteous when speaking to staff at the town hall.
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what will be the case if a staff of town hall misbehaves with publlic. It happened in my case. I am a foreigner, living in france temporarily for one year. When I went to town hall for applying "Attestation De Accueil" for inviting my father from my country, I was not given due respect by the staff as I could not speak french and I was asked to come again with some one who can speak french on my behalf. Even that staff was not ready to accept the people who are near to me at the time of incident, who were ready to help me with french language. May I know the anser from Mayor for this ?
What would be the punishment if the staff of town hall misbehaves with the public ? It happened in my case. Being foreigner, temporarily staying in Paris for one year, I was ill treated by the one of the staffs of town hall as I do not know french language and I was asked to come again with some one who can speak french on my behalf.
I agree with the mayor of Oise. There is no need for bad manners. Good manners is elegant and shows good upbringing. It's a pleasure being around people with good manners.
Most of the comments below are ignorant and show that people just think the mayor wants everyone to show good manners to the staff at the town hall. I'm sure the mayor is trying to teach people a lesson generally, ie. to have good manners all the time, and not just when going into the town hall.
someone should film the staff first... generally speaking those people are a welcoming as the South Pole during a blizzard.
I was always taught that "manners are the only thing that keeps us from killing each other".
I must humbly and politely beg to inform your esteemed, great nation that laws such as this underscore why your wonderful country is quickly becoming (pardon me for saying) the cesspool of Europe.
p.s. I hope that met with your minimum politeness standards.
Wouldn't it be great if the so called "Civil Servants" were actually Civil as well? If they act or respond to the public in anything less than a friendly, patient, gracious manner, they should be fired on the spot! Fair is Fair... even in France I would hope?
What happened to my comment about the Mayor and his recollection of the French Revolution? My god, you people censure anything at all, eh? Does the paper not want readers to recall the crowds of happy, applauding French people as heads were being lopped off into baskets and the roar of the crowd?
Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family
You were once a great nation. Take away a the right to Gaulist snottiness and you may as well just give it up to the muzzles.
This will hurt tourism.
Americans and others spend billions USD each year to travel to 'Snobovia'.
Politeness will cost the French in the long run...
Hmm, maybe they will keep from enforcing this law on the day the petition comes through to elect a new mayor?
Presumably there is a regulation which requires the civil servants to be courteous to the citizenry as well?
The various entities in the US that are involved with driver licensure, vehicle registration and the like would be well-served by a 'be courteous to your customer' regulation.
What I want to know is ... who are the jerks in this scenario ... the government workers or the people they pretend to serve. Just askin'
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