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Oh, Readers, Readers, Readers:

Do you ever think to yourself “what is wrong with people these days?” or “whatever happened to manners?” or better yet: “what ever happened to common sense?”  I ask myself these questions almost everyday.  I’m sure you have noticed grown adults that do not cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough, or when they do, it’s in their palm, and they proceed to touch the grocery cart and other items.  Do you find yourself slowly turning into a germaphobe because of other people’s lack of common sense?  How about when you hold the door open for someone, and they don’t say “thank you.”  Really?  I don’t care if you don’t mean it, but for goodness sake, will common courtesy kill you?  Because I worked in retail, I had seen my share of customers that did not respond to me when I greeted them or wished them well.  I am always courteous and polite to strangers because of these experiences and simply because of my personality.  However, unfortunately for me, I expect the same in return.  You see, in this world, one is not always treated the way they treat others.  Oh well.  Perhaps it is because of this belief that manners and politeness in society are in a downward spiral: people feel like they may not receive kindness back, so they don’t give it- just a theory.  I truly find it hard to believe that some people do not do the most simplistic of things like saying “thank you” or offer a polite smile in greeting.  Don’t you think the world would be a much happier place if this was done more often?  Sometimes I seriously feel alone in believing this and that perhaps I’m the crazy one and everyone around me is sane.  Don’t you?  This topic is touched upon a bit more in my post “In Honor Of” and “To Be ‘Educated’ in Society.”

 Peace and Love
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