Unfortunately this is becoming a more common problem on land also. I do not know what happened to manners. They were passed down from generation to generation, but somewhere along the line in some families there was a blip and things went wrong. One possibly explanation is the advent of 'boom times' where the average joe suddenly found themselves 'in the money' and able to afford luxuries and the like previously only the preserve of the upper middle class and higher. Thus their sense of entitlement and 'me me me' importance grew. Even though we have now gone down into the 'bust' these people still see themselves as new royalty and expect to be treated thus.
This 'me me me' has created an army of insolent, self-entitled, boorish pigs who want all and wish to give nothing. They grunt, point, boss, bully, demand, pout, curse, yell, destroy, don't say please and thank you, don't clean up after themselves, see restaurant servers and the like as their personal slaves, most likely tip peanuts if at all... I could go on but you get the jist.
I am ashamed to be part of a generation that has degenerated so much. I am afraid that people will see me and my age and assume I am like 'them'. I am most definitely not. My mother raised me up to be polite, caring, understanding and a decent human. I have manners, I clear up after myself, I treat people with respect. I wish I could say the same for people I know of my generation....
Don't get me started on the teenagers and children of today. No manners whatsoever. I cannot abide how rude they can be. I can safely say if and when I have children no child of mine would get on long if they copped that kind of attitude. If I didn't stamp it out quick smart their grandmother certainly would!