By Jim K, December 1, 2008
Not many people say thank you anymore. You hold a door for someone — they walk right past you. You let someone go ahead in line or wave them on at a four way stop — sometimes they’ll look at you, but that’s all. I say ‘thank you’ in a store and the clerk looks funny at me.
In a line, or in a grocery store, someone bumps into you — do you hear “sorry”? Where are these words going?
Today I went to the coffee shop and just for the fun of it I said, “good morning” to the people sitting at three different tables. I got two nods, three grunts, and a blank stare. I think we’re going back to the cavemen days.
While I can, I’m going to say “thank you.” It’s just a funny little word (or two).