A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Am I getting old?

There was a time when those that sold anything, be it produce or services would ask "Can I help you, Sir?" or "We can offer you this service, Sir". Nowadays it is "You OK, mate?"

When did it become alright for this assumption to be matey with people you don't know, or hardly know? I can only think that this is as a result of the current drive for the abolition of deference!

I'm not asking to have anybody bow and scrape. Just reflect on this drift into a casual approach in personal greetings!


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