You know what I love? I love it when people are polite. It really isn't all that hard, yet I run into people almost every day who are completely uncouth or rude. How hard is it to say, "please" and "thank you" or "you're welcome"? Does it really take that much brain power? No! The amount of effort it takes? Slim to none. So why does it seem like there are so few polite people left these days? Is America really that lazy? I'm starting to wonder. No, we do not all have to be like the southern gentleman who says "yes ma'am" and "no sir". It might be a nice ideal to live up to, but lets be honest with ourselves. How many of us actually speak that way? Not me, that's for sure. However, I always try to say "Nice to meet you," when I am introduced to someone new. I generally make sure to say "thank you" when someone holds open the door for me...especially when it is someone I do not know that well. In my opinion, that is how to be polite. We all slip up at one point or another. I do, however, try to be polite - especially when I am making a first impression. Remember, first impressions often stick. How will you make your first impression?