I was out yesterday and this statement really milled around my head all day. I leave my apartment and say 'Good morning' or 'Hello' and people just look at me for a second or ignore me, I'm in the shops and I get served with 'Yeh?' - WTF is 'Yeh'? Then I will see people I know, either from being customers where I work or live near me and say, "hey, how are you?" and get a subtle wave of dismissal with a forced smile. Its not like its a recent trend and its certainly nothing new to anyone, but its just annoying. It can't be a 'generation' thing - "oh, young/old people today" - as its people of all ages and types. Anyone else wonder about this? Is it a trust thing? Are people too private or cautious? I have no idea. It would just be nice to get a "Hello! How are you?...Great, see you around" instead of nothing at all - heck a simple 'Hi' would do.