A friend recently shared a post on facebook about the social services we Pakistanis are taught when we are growing up. When I was growing up, the only social service I found people doing on the road was gesturing to a lady in a car that her doupata is hanging outside the vehicle from below the car door or telling a biker that the rest stand of his bike is still deployed. Years later, when I went to work in a newspaper where one or two foreigners would also work with us, it was then that I realized that how miser we Pakistanis are when it comes to using the wonderful words i.e. please and thank you. It’s rare to see people smiling at each other.