I guess you could say - I'm old skool, old fashioned or just old. But it seems to me today with so many things in our society common courtesy has disappeared. I try very hard each day to remember that someone, somewhere is suffering and so i try to treat that person with extra kindness. If I see someone coming out of a Walmart with a carton they can't POSSIBLY lift by themselves I offer to help - I get the oddest looks. If an elderly person drops something I'm not much better off to bend over - but I am better off - so I bend and pick it up. I have counted how many times in a grocery store I hear "Thank you, come again, or have a nice day." and it's rare. Or how about my recent favorite ? I'm headed INTO the CPA's office and there are 2 sets of double doors - Coming out are 2 young men. I open the set closest to me - and they 1st young man stood there and held the second door open and.....HIS BUDDY walked through and then sashayed around me. I looked at the friend holding the door and said "Hey man - ladies first." and he did the smack to the back of the head of his friend saying "Who raised you? Godzilla?" - amazing. And when I stand in line at the counter of a store - I no longer hear "May I help you?" I get "NEXT" belted out like I'm in a Chicago butcher shop with 100 people in a 12x12 store. I told my son who is a huge difficult child a long time ago -you can have not a dime to your name - but be polite and have more than most do. ALWAYS be polite. -And to most people despite being difficult child he has been. (pat on back) But what has happened to telling someone things that are nice? I have been doing it all my life so it isn't odd to me but watch the faces on some people when I say "Gosh Pink is really your color - or That's a pretty shirt, or What a sweet baby - Did I miss a memo? Is nice out of fashion? If so I dont' want to be IN fashion. And by the way - If you've made it this far - you are patient and beautiful! Have a lovely day.