Originally Posted by bailadora
At the bookstore, my son held the door for a family of five as they were entering the building. Not a single one of them acknowledged the favor. Not even a smile. They just sailed right through as if it was their right to have the door held for them.
That's the one that would have gotten me. I probably wouldn't have the decency enough to keep my mouth shut. I'm from Indiana, where you get both worlds. You find some kind, you find some not-so-kind. The farther south we travel, it's such a washing over relief feeling with the niceties of people...
My advice is to find your inner voice. It's ok to let people know when they are being rude. I would have politely called out, "You're WELCOME!" Some people just need to be reminded.
It's a true shame people have to be like that, and the more people that are - the more that think it's Ok.