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."
gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dfjp.com
PS: Come back, Barry Popik.