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Old 01-16-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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It's always a transition when moving somewhere new. Customs are different in each part of our country as we have found. Our newest move has me in a quandary though. Is it rudeness or privacy when people won't say, "thank you" or "you're welcome?" My new home state is very defensive over their privacy and hates anyone saying it is rude. I want your opinion America.....if someone holds the door open for you do you thank them or just walk on through and ignore them?
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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HHmmm, now I am wondering if you moved where I live?
Customs are very different from region to region(lived in 8 states) but in my opinion, manners are manners and important EVERYWHERE. I always say thank you, excuse me and the like, but find a number of people here do not. I have held the door for my son before and had another individual cut him off and head through the door without even looking back. Staring is a huge problem here too. For some reason a lot of people seem to think it is o.k. to blatantly stare at others, very rude in my opinion.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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It's always a transition when moving somewhere new. Customs are different in each part of our country as we have found. Our newest move has me in a quandary though. Is it rudeness or privacy when people won't say, "thank you" or "you're welcome?" My new home state is very defensive over their privacy and hates anyone saying it is rude. I want your opinion America.....if someone holds the door open for you do you thank them or just walk on through and ignore them?
Where did you move? NJ?????
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Oz
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It's always a transition when moving somewhere new. Customs are different in each part of our country as we have found. Our newest move has me in a quandary though. Is it rudeness or privacy when people won't say, "thank you" or "you're welcome?" My new home state is very defensive over their privacy and hates anyone saying it is rude. I want your opinion America.....if someone holds the door open for you do you thank them or just walk on through and ignore them?
It's never rude to thank someone for a common courtesy. If someone is courteous enough to hold the door for me, I thank them. On the other hand, I don't expect anyone to thank me if I hold the door.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I expect at least a smile or thank you. Some people were just raised differently I guess.
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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HHmmm, now I am wondering if you moved where I live?
Customs are very different from region to region(lived in 8 states) but in my opinion, manners are manners and important EVERYWHERE. I always say thank you, excuse me and the like, but find a number of people here do not. I have held the door for my son before and had another individual cut him off and head through the door without even looking back. Staring is a huge problem here too. For some reason a lot of people seem to think it is o.k. to blatantly stare at others, very rude in my opinion.
I didn't say because I do not want the moderators on my state board to be mad believe it or not. They take offense big time.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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I didn't say because I do not want the moderators on my state board to be mad believe it or not. They take offense big time.
I completely understand!!
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Cruikdshl, did you move to the northeast?
I am from here and realize it's a different world compared to other regions. (The "reserved" indicates you may be in New England somewhere. )
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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Cruikdshl, did you move to the northeast?
I am from here and realize it's a different world compared to other regions. (The "reserved" nindicates you may be in New England somewhere? )
That would be my guess too.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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Cruikdshl, did you move to the northeast?
I am from here and realize it's a different world compared to other regions. (The "reserved" nindicates you may be in New England somewhere? )
Could be.........
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