Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 11:34:26 -0400 From: CARRIE SUSANN ADDINGTON Subject: Re: thank you . . . thank you On Wed, 22 Oct 1997, MELISSA S. SMITH wrote: Melissa, I agree in turn with the fact that people don't care for society anymore. I believe that the lack of formality in society today refers back to the selfishness that seems to have characterized itself into everyones personalities. This lack of formality leads me to a much broader question, What is an American. The drastic changes is unbearable. > 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] > Carrie Susann Addington SCHOOL: HOME: 403 E. Main St. 2100 W. Sun Valley Pkwy. Morehead, KY 40351 Muncie, IN 47303 (606)780-0781 (317)747-0809