NCERT Solutions for Class 7th: Chivvy (Poem) Honeycomb English
(i) A grown-up is likely to say this when children start talking in between the meal with food in their mouth.
(ii) We are likely to be told to say thank you when someone helped us or given us something.
(ii) When children act weird or do something funny to gain the attention then adult would say no one thinks you are funny.
In the last two lines, adult is now asking the child to make up their own mind and take decision by themselves to be independent which is unreasonable because earlier adults were not allowing the child to take any decision by themselves and they were always taking decision for the child. But now, they are asking them to take their own decision which is surely unreasonable.
The grown-ups say such kind of things to their children in order to teach them good manners. They want their children to be a responsible citizen and behave good in public. Yes, it is important to teach the children all these things so that they learn good manners and how to behave in the society, at home and with their elders and youngsters. Our elders are our teachers and we can learn a lot from their experience.
I would make rules like:
Don't abuse anyone.
Respect the elders and youngsters also.
Time will be allowed for playing.
Keep the neighbour clean.Don't smoke or spit.
Allow time for watching T.V.