Rude surprise: French fed up with own incivility

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This Sept. 21, 2011 photo provided by Paris subway operator RATP, shows a campaign poster in a Paris subway station. France, a country famed for its arrogant waiters and proud taxi drivers, is finally getting fed up with rudeness. Polling trends show that impoliteness is now topping lists on causes of stress for the French, who lament that people don't say "thank you" anymore. Paris public transport is weighing in, with a summer-long publicity campaign poking fun at gallic incivility. Poster reads: 'At 86 decibels, a private call is not private'. (AP Photo/Bruno Marguerite, RATP)