Nope... they stopped being 'neighborly'"Can I borrow a cup of sugar?" I remember neighbors doing this all the time as a kid, but not since the 70's. Did people stop baking?
i think ppl born from the 80's and since have the habit of going to the nearest "supercenter" multiple times per week. they have never had the understanding or experience of what it was like to go to the grocery store just once per week and having to stick to a budget. prosperous times for the last 35 to 40 years with the introduction of imported goods. they also never will know what it was like to have to walk everywhere you went..and it was all uphill.....lol
You're not "speakin' from the left side of your mouth" there Paulum!
It's amazin' to behold... the people who retire out here are constantly in and out, in and out, in and out... we're 17 miles from the closest town and there's nothing there but a dollar store, convenience store (with ridiculously high gas), 17 church's - one denomination, and a recently added liquor store (dry county tii last year) lol That doesn't stop them. Walmarts Headquarter's is 45 miles from here and there are... let's see... 6... super center's laid out like spokes in a wheel in the immediate area. Some days seem to be set aside for 'comparison' shopping' ???? On those days they make the loop and hit them all... Covid didn't deter them at ALL. Now. I'm not downing Wally World. They are the second largest employer in this extremely rural area. But why oh WHY do you NEED to run the roads everyday? IF you don't own a car and WALK where you're going - they get 'suspicious' and have been known to call the County Sheriff to report a "ne'r' do well" WALKING down the County road. brahhahahaaaa.
Which leads me to this... One of the most irritating and sometimes down right dangerous traits that has developed over said period of time is IMMEDIATE SELF GRATIFICATION. I want it! NOW! "I'll swain", "I shudder to think" where this has led and continues to lead. But it aint good.