Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 16:34:23 -0400

From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM

Subject: RE Good morning (was "thank you")

From: (Dale F. Coye)

On the same note (perhaps) I remember as a teenager being put off by having

to say "Good morning" or "morning" when you'd see your family for the first

time after waking up.

I think I mentioned this before, but on the Carribean island of St. Croix, "good morning" is the

standard greeting when entering shops or rooms, joining friends or strangers, answering the phone

or being served on line. Although it is not necessarily common, people don't think twice if you use

"good morning" in the afternoon, but they'll look in askance if you start a conversation without

even the minimal formality of "good morning."

Grant Barrett


PS: Come back, Barry Popik.