You know, there’s something to be said about being a Southerner. I never really gave it any thought before.
Sure, I figured that folks in the larger cities were rude and obnoxious. The thing is, that’s never been proven with the clients I’ve had from the “big cities” — so I’d pretty much let that idea go. I figured that people were people, no matter where they reside.
Well, I think I was wrong…
You know, in Kentucky we say “please” when we ask for a favor… even one as small as passing the salt across the table. In my homestate, for all its foibles and educational issues right now, people still say “thank you” when you do them a “good turn.”
Back home, when someone comes to visit you offer food and beverage. It’s just a given. You never ask people to stand, you scurry to get them a seat. Men open doors — and women say “thank you” when that happens.
Now, maybe Pops is right, maybe it’s a bit different out here in the west… in the land of the rugged individualist and “cowboy” mentality. I dunno. All I know is that I miss “thank you” and hearing “bless you” when someone sneezes.