Agreed, however, many a problem has been averted/resolved with a wisecrack or joke, and always will be. I also don't like some comments that are supposedly humorous, but sometimes it needs such remarks to be made, (all in the name of humour), to draw the anger and upset, (on both sides) out into the open. I don't think its fair to judge attitudes and behaviors of years ago, by today's 'standards', which I think are forced on many of the public by, in particular, the professional complainers, or those permanently 'upset'.
Times and standards change, and whereas we are all supposed to accept the modern changes are for the better, it doesn't mean we should criticise the past too harshly. I remember, as a lad, I wasn't allowed to eat in the street, except for a bag of chips eaten on the way home on Friday, and definitely nothing on a Sunday! Modern society has completely reversed that habit, and in my opinion its not for the better. We all learn as we grow, and take mistakes as part of the process, and the same allowances should be made for society.