I spent a week in Paris, France, sightseeing. Photos from my journey are in my photo album, but the main reason I went when I did was that the north of France was on the path of totality of a solar eclipse on August 11. The weather was not very cooperative, unfortunately, but nonetheless here is what I captured that morning.
Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untraveled, the naive, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as empty, meaningless or dishonest and scorn to use them. No matter how pure their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.