The Witnesses are really challenged socially. In their own little world, they seem oblivious to the niceties of saying thank you or that they are sorry for some minor wrong. These things help life go more smoothly in the real world, like a social lubricant.
i'm simply appalled at the fact that an elder's son, who was married more than a year ago, has never sent out thank you notes for all of the gifts that the congregation gave him for his wedding. Ours was generous. I always liked the kid and thought he had more class than just to waltz off with his bride without so much as a nod back at his old life. Now I realize that he would be recognized as a jerk in the worldly world.
maybe I'm over reacting. But this isn't the first time that basic manners, the lack of them, has gotten under my skin.