casinoannie97 wrote:I didn't see anything on smorgasboard about certain subjects being taboo.??????
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Again, a lot of it is how people were taught as kids. Sure, it would be nice if everyone did this, but not doing it doesn't automatically mean disrespect. I would also have liked it if people had held the door for me back when I was pregnant and dragging toddlers along, but the people who most often let it slam in my face were young women in their 20's.
I would imagine that any number of traitors, double agents, whatever, made all the right noises and gestures before they were exposed.
And FWIW, I put my hand over my heart, as does my husband, who also removes whatever tractor cap he's sporting that day (once I elbow him in the ribs to remind him), and I sing the National Anthem out loud. To the point where the row in front of me edges away once we approach the tough part. I do it because we choose to, and we were brought up to do so.
casinoannie97 wrote:well some day we will wake up and all the street signs will be in another language because no one cared about their country. I notice all our military (the one's keeping us safe) all put their hand over their hearts. But they don't play tennis for millions of dollars.Complacency is our biggest threat. I am senior citizen. Thank GOD!!!!
Message Edited by casinoannie97 on 08-17-2008 04:47 PM