Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 15:25:44 -0400 From: "MELISSA S. SMITH" Subject: Re: thank you . . . thank you Susann, I agree that society does not take the time to be polite or courteous anymore. Today, everyone is in such a hurry to get everything done, that they overlook the people around them. No one is polite anymore. There are no more 'excuse me's or 'you're welcome's. It's a rare occurence to have a gentleman open the door for a lady anymore and when he does the lady no longer says 'thank you'. People no longer care about common courtesy or improving a stranger's day with a kind smile. A few nice words here and there can make a huge difference in someone's day, but it doesn't seem to matter anymore. Any opinions on this are welcome. I would love to hear what everyone thinks about the lack of formality in society today. Melissa S. Smith mssmit01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]