Dec 01, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
I'm asking this because I was raised to smile and greet people in general, hold the door for the next person coming along, saying Thank You... you guys get the picture. I have noticed that when I genuinely smile and greet others, it's not returned and that I rarely see the other courtesies mentioned above implemented. I get that some people are having a bad day or what ever have you but is this really an excuse to not return politeness back to someone who gives it to you? I have relocated to a bigger city from where I grew up so maybe this has something to do with it...but still...is it an excuse? I have "thick skin" so I can get past it but it still kind of saddens me that people aren't as nice/polite as they used to be. What do you guys think?