no. what's worse to me, it's a sign of the times. we're moving closer and closer to a "what about ME" country, where the rights of the individual supersede all other issues, including decorum, manners, behavior, dress, language, you name it. no longer can we consider such "archaic" rules as this, because it might bother the guy who hasn't showered in 8 days and needs to tuck his lice infested hair inside his garden covered yankees cap. unfortunately, the real conclusion is that consideration for others continues to dwindle, as the ME generation grows. my kids will not be wearing hats at dinner tables, in or out of the house. maybe by example good manners can make a return? i doubt it, but i'm not giving up.