Wisconsin is the least courteous state in the nation, at least as measured by the use of "please” and “thank you” on customer service calls, The Atlantic reports.
Callers from the Badger State were the least likely to murmur such courtesies on the line, according to data from recorded calls analyzed by the Marchex, a mobile advertising firm. Massachusetts was next in terms of least courteous states, followed by Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.
Data was compiled from recordings of over 600,000 phone calls placed by consumers to businesses over the last year.
Oh yeah, about Ohio: Callers from that state were found to be the most likely to curse, a category in which Wisconsinites was ranked a “Goody Two Shoes.” Other states in the top five most likely to curse were Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana and Illinois.
The top five most courteous rankings were spread across the south: South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana and Georgia.
Least likely to let loose with a curse were callers from Washington, Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas and Virginia.
So think about Wisconsin’s reputation next time you’re put on hold for the umpteenth time: Say “please,” then let rip a blue stream.