Now here’s another reason why you should have good manners: According to the BBC, a 60-something Filipino American visiting the Philippines won the largest lottery prize ever there: 750 million pesos or about $17 million. According to the winner, a woman pushed him out of the way to buy her lottery tickets and he let her go ahead. Given that lottery tickets in the Philippines are sold consecutively, if she had waited her turn, she would have won. Instead, because of his politeness, he won instead.
I was personally hoping that my dad was the guy who won since my dad has impeccable manners and given that the BBC reported that the winner is a 60-something Filipino American father of 3, but unfortunately, my dad was still here in the US when the winning ticket was drawn. (And I wouldn’t have to worry about paying for pharm school, but oh well.)
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