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How often to you hear people greet one another saying hello or hi?  It is rare not only in person but on the phone.  Sometimes you hear, ‘yo,’, ‘hey,’ or even ‘dude.’  Old fashioned etiquette has gone out the window.  Often on phone calls when you pick up to answer a person or company start talking and never even saying hello. The robo calls are the best.  If you answer and say hello, they instantly start the recording.  It is easier to hang up and block them. Even if you are on a ‘do not call’ list they call anyways.  I would have to say the calls I dislike are the individuals who start speaking the moment you pick up the call.  They just do not care.  Hello is a nice way to greet a person.  It starts a possible conversation off in the right manner. Many of the store greeters have returned to saying hello and then welcome to whatever the name of the store is.  Good manners are barely in existence today.  In the older TV shows rather than say, “I will call you,” they say “I will be in touch.”  The calling promise usually never happens particularly in dating. The being in touch is just vague enough without a promise or commitment.  Of course, on the shows they generally do contact the person.  Another phrase you rarely hear is “It was a pleasure to meet you.”  The old etiquette was much nicer than  today.  There are so many groups pushing so many issues that they have no desire to be polite, have manners or even treat people with respect.  Their agenda is all that matters.  The old saying, “You catch more flies with honey,” is still applicable today.  How do you feel about the complete lack of manners, disrespect and rarely saying hello? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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