It's been an irritating beginning to the New Year this morning already.
If the telephone rings one more time and the disembodied voice fails to offer any greeting whatsoever - whether "Hello," "Hi," "Good morning," etc. - before launching right into the question, "Uh, yeah, what time is Mass this morning," they will receive a brief lesson in manners from yours truly.
Is it really so hard to respond to the greeting, "Good morning; St. Anthony's," with a greeing in kind?
Perhaps I'm too sensitive to these things. Perhaps I want too strongly for decency, courtesy and respect to return to American society. Perhaps it's time for me to find a cave where I won't be bothered with lunacy.