I was working at the school bake sale at snack helping sell items for the band and lots of kids were coming up and saying, "Gimme two bags of cookies" or whatever. They weren't asking, but barking at me like they were little generals. I got a little irritated after the 30th one and said to one little boy, "Say 'please.'" He blushed, but asked nicely with a "please," thanked me as he paid and went on his way. The other mom working with me told me not to be such a bitch, that kids don't have to say please if they're paying good money for something, and that she'd slap me silly if I made HER kid say "please." I was shocked. Are manners such an oddity now that making a child say "please" is slap-worthy?