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Where Did The Civility Go?

Feb 5, 2011 by

Whatever happened to courtesy? I remember when it was a sexist insinuation for a man to hold open a door or pull out a chair for a woman. No insult to Gloria Steinem but I never took offense to those gestures, they just seemed like simple civility to me. Whatever happened to courtesy? Right before the holidays I was at the supermarket. The wait was long. I was tired. All I wanted was to go home pour myself a glass of wine and just veg. Finally I made it to the front of the line. I gave the checker my frequent shopper card and politically correct, green cloth bags. I expect some pleasantries but she never even made eye contact. While my order was being tallied I began to bag my groceries. Where was...

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