I was queuing to pay at a shop the other day when my phone rang. I took the call and quickly hung up when I got to the front so that I could pay for my shopping. The shopping assistant was surprised that I had hung up to speak to her. She told me that it was the first time that had happened, and everybody else just carried on speaking on the phone while they paid; as if she did not exist.
I thought it was just basic manners to speak to the person serving you, and not to treat them as a servant. I must be in the minority.
How do you treat those around you? Are you in the minority?