Several leading sociologists have noticed a trend: people are less likely to use the good old courtesy phrases such as “you are welcome” or “thank you” – instead we hear a lot more “no problem” and “got it”.
In this investigative article (http://www.npr.org/2012/03/09/148295675/please-read-this-story-thank-you?sc=gplus&cc=npr ), NPR asks: is this because
1) we are more rude and/or
2) social norms changed – i.e. we are still well-mannered, just in a different way.
What do you think, bluecators? Are we becoming less mannered?