Originally Posted by northhome
I suppose it all depends on how one defines civil. In London I experience civility when someone is polite to me. In NY I'm happy when they don't shoot me.
Indeed, behavioural expectations can be at the root of many a misunderstanding.
That's some of what I was getting at: your own personal expectations for how you should respond and be perceived doesn't apply to other people. It only applies to you.