What ever happened to common decency?
There once was a time when it was common to hear people being polite to one another. An "Excuse Me" here, a "Please" there. It was great because you enjoying doing simple things for others, like holding the door open, because it was appreciated.
These days you're lucky if you get a Thank You for holding the door open for someone. Sometimes even a smile will suffice. But, I would venture that about 80% of people magically "forget" their manners or are just plain rude.
The madness has to stop! Let's be honest here, how much are you putting yourself out to be polite? Is it that hard to say Please, Thank You, and Excuse Me?
For 2010, let's all try to make a conscious effort to be more polite. It's not hard and doesn't require any time at all.