Is society getting ruder?
Most people think we are. In fact, a new poll shows that 76 percent of North Americans say we’re becoming, quote: “more rude and less civil.” Why?
Etiquette experts say part of the problem is that everything in our society is too casual. And casual dress and behavior leads to casual conversation. That’s why you’ll rarely hear so-called “magic words” today, like “please,” “thank you,” or even “you’re welcome.” Instead, you’re more likely to hear people say things like “sure,” “no problem” or “you bet.”
That’s why she believes it’s more polite to simply say, “Hey, how’s it going?”
The same goes for saying “no problem” instead of “you’re welcome,” even “got it” instead of “thank you.” Post says as long as your appreciation and respect is expressed in a genuine manner, then it shouldn’t matter which words you choose.
What do you think? Are people getting ruder? Or are we just changing the way we express good manners? Weigh in at Facebook.com/JohnTesh.