People are becoming more rude, or at the very least insensitive. Perhaps the internet is to blame for our casual disregard for common courtesy, or perhaps each generation's general air of superiority over the last causes them to think such words as please and thank you are antiquated.
In any event, it bothers me, and I am not alone.
Etiquette Bitch is the modern day Ms. Manners, offering advice and protocol for all types of situations from simple thank yous to sneezing.
As a balance, she also points out examples of polite behavior that she has witnessed.
Please read, and perhaps even take some notes: