"Excuse me" ~~ Please??

@busybea (930)
United States
October 13, 2006 2:14pm CST
I can't help notice that not only do children no longer seem to show the same manners and courtesies that was demanded of me when I was young, but even adults don't say "excuse me" anymore as they cut you off in the isle of WalMart, or Kroger, or any store at all. Is it just me, or have you noticed it too?
3 responses
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I found that children in the south have much better manners than northern children. When I first went to teach in the south, I was amazed at the children who called me ma'am. They were more courteous with each other, too. That's typical of southern adults, also. In Iowa people aren't as likely to excuse themselves or to thank others for doing something nice, like holding a door for them. One day I offered to move back in line so that a woman with only a few items could check out ahead of me. She looked amazed and thanked me several times. The cashier told me that she almost never sees anyone do that. I was raised to be considerate of others.
@Ynefz0r (834)
• Finland
23 Oct 06
Yes people are rude. I think everything is going so fast now so they are all tired and angry. It's quite sad... people should be more accepting towards each other, then life would be alot better. I say sorry or excuse me every time i bump into people or something like that.
• United States
23 Oct 06
I see this sometimes too. But I still hear plenty of people saying excuse me. I don't think it's a thing of the past yet.