Warning: long post but tried not to rant. As of lately I've noticed that common courtesy as well as an attitude to help others is seemingly on the decline. When I flew from Germany to the U.S. on military orders my plane was delayed taking off which made it late arriving. After processing through customs I had about 20 minutes to get to my next flight. I politely asked a TSA agent if I could get pushed through as I was traveling on orders and explained the situation. He sarcastically responded with "well you could ask everyone in front of you if you could go ahead of them" when a simple "I'm sorry, but there's nothing I can do" would have sufficed. A few days ago I was waiting to be sat at a restaurant and a woman came in after me and when the hostess came up she rushed in front of me to get her carry out. I would have let her go ahead, but if the roles were reversed, I would have said that she was there first. Most recently, I was at the zoo here in Boise taking photos of a red panda and a woman physically pushed me out of the way so she could get some pictures with her iPhone. Now I understand it being crowded and being bumped into, but the physically pushed me out of the way as in hand on my 70-200 attached to my D500. Now I'm not losing sleep over it, everything was fine as I am pretty low key. These are just a few of many observations where politeness is seeming to be a thing of the past, and things that I would NEVER see myself doing. Is this just an American thing? Am I being overly sensitive? Do others see the same things happening? Your thoughts?