I traveled to the South East recently and wow what a difference in manners. People opened doors and held them open, people were gracious, driving was pleasant and overall it was just such a relaxing and friendly experience. Our manners out here in Southern California have become almost nonexistent. People cut off each other driving, don’t stop at stop signs, doors rarely get held open, people don’t say hi or even give a friendly nod when you walk by. It’s changed here. The once laid-back surfer style has become more of a city style. I prefer the laid-back friendly pace of the past. Let’s try to bring it back.