> Anyway, I'm all for being as polite as possible to strangers, and there is a
> basic level of respect that all people deserve, *especially* if you don't
> know the person, because otherwise you're just judging them on appearance or
> them having a bad day.

I don't automatically give respect, I'm obviously of the "needs to be
earned mentality", but that doesn't mean I'm automatically judging
people in negative
ways either.

Respect is obviously shown in different ways in different places.
Just what concept of respect people have seems to be different as
well. Even among
fellow unschoolers. :-)