"After the convention, Bobby showed no gratitude for the favor I had done. I once mentioned this to the old man, and I'll never forget what he said: "Tip, let me tell you something. Never expect any appreciation from my boys. These kids have had so much done for them by other people that they just assume it's coming to them."
Man of the House--The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'Neill-William Novak
The failure of two small words: Thank You. The father, that was Joseph Kennedy. He was speaking of his two sons, Jack and Bobby.
Sadly a practice far too often today.
November 14, 2017