I live in London and I am used to the fairly hostile and insular nature of our capital city. People generally never say good morning and nobody talks on the tube and when ordering their morning coffee, “Can I get … “ is rarely suffixed by “please” or “thank you.” It is a shame and I for one think politeness is important. Just because we live in a digital world it doesn’t mean that we cannot be polite to each other. Courtesy is free and it makes you feel better to give and receive please and thank-yous. In fact I.