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Manners

Once upon a time, there was a corner of the universe called Great Britain. It might not have been particularly great at all times, but everyone knew it as the cornerstone of manners and polite society. Other countries revered us for our ability to wait for an eternity in queues, politely open doors for people and receive cuffs on the back of the head from lofty policemen.

However, something at sometime changed. People forgot how to use pleasantries and somewhere along the line, the nation got a whole lot ruder.

In the last couple days, I've had (unwarranted) verbal abuse from an old woman, witnessed people who eat like pigs and suffered the ignorance of people who don't bother to thank you when you open the door for them. Sometimes you feel like descending to their level.

When did it all change? And why?

P.S. Maybe it's not just this country after all.
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