Does it drive anyone else nuts to hear kids call their parents by their first name or to leave the Aunt/Uncle off their relatives' name? I teach and there are some REALLY GREAT kids out there, but the ones that are disrespectful and rude are the ones that get me irritated. The worse thing is that with some of them, there is no real cause for it. They just decide they are going to do what they want and when they want without regard for those around them.
Thinking about it as I type, I guess there are adults like that too. Hmmmm...maybe that is the ticket. Maybe as a soceity if we held respect as a high and expected standard in all situations, things would improve? What does everyone else think or is it not a real problem in your part of the world? I did notice when I lived down south that respect was quite high at least in the school I taught in. I am just curious....Thanks !