This is National Common Courtesy Day, the good people at The Current, remind me today. A day for politeness and consideration to abound.
It’s not clear who started the day, although I did find a blog from a gentleman who wrote that he started it in 2007 with the goal of collecting stories of courtesy and kindness. But he never posted any. Take from that what you will.
In other news, prosecutors in Tampa have released this video of a school bus driver helping a special needs student off a bus.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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