Public gratitude: Where has it gone? It seems as though everywhere I go, no one seems to care anymore.
What happened to the days when you held the door for the person behind you, you said please and thank you and everyone had common courtesy?
I recently walked into Sears, following a gentleman in his late 40s. I was only a few steps behind him, but he proceeded to open the door for himself, then let it slam closed in my face.
Almost nine times out of 10, when I hold the door for someone, I don't even get a simple thank you. Honestly, what does it take?
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I was at Olive Garden and held the door for a gentleman and his wife. Instead of a thank you, they proceed to rush and put their name on the list before me.
Except for the rare few, no one seems to have any courtesy these days. and it's truly sad to see. It takes all but five seconds to make someone's day by doing something simple and nice, and everyone should try it.
STEPHEN LINTON, Richland