I Always Say Please And Thank You

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    I think it's always nice to have good manners

    and be respectful to others that way you get the respect back I always say thank you and please and may I
    Sophiewargamer Sophiewargamer
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Feb 2

    I hate bad manners so I always say please

    and thank you - you're much more likely to get what you want and it's the nice thing to do. I can still hear my mum saying "what's the magic word?" when I forgot, lol.
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    Manners are important to me.

    When my sister was still a kid, whenever she asked for something I'd ask, "What must you say?" "... please?" Then I'd hand it to her but won't let it go until she says thank you. Even now, I still do it to my younger cousins. Yep I'm that strict older cousin/aunt at family...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 15

    I got my license during high school

    and since then it was a glorious thing to be able to drive around every where with my friends. But I begin to feel like they are loosing respect for me when I drive. Don't get me wrong, they are very close friends, but maybe they think we're close enough to not have to do such...
    jxnn3 jxnn3
    18-21, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    Apparently saying "please"

    and "thank you" is a lost art these days just as saying "ma'am" and "sir". I pride myself in being complimented when my 6 and 2 year olds say them without being prompted to say them. *proud mommy moments!*
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    Where have manners gone?

    People are in such a rush now to stop and hold a door for the person behind them. It's an action that'll take a few seconds out of your precious time. And why is it when you do so, the person you hold the door open for cannot take 2 seconds to say thank you? It's something...
    brady120378 brady120378
    36-40, M
    Aug 28, 2014

    Manners have no cost except honesty

    and humility. These two traits seem so missing from the world in do many ways today, because deviousness and conceit dominate consciousness. Manners seem go be dying out among so many...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    some times I forget but most times I always say

    please and thank you it is how dad has taught us
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 8, 2015

    Please and thank you .

    .... always! Those two little words mean so much. It says a lot about a person when they do say it and it also says a lot about a person when they don't . Say it .... mean it .... please .... thank you.
    reallysob reallysob
    36-40, F
    Jul 8, 2015

    I think at one point in high school I had Emily

    Post memorized. I'm not one to point out bad manners, but I'm also very mindful of using mine.
    lovenlight77 lovenlight77
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 2

    I held the door open

    for a lady today. She just stared at me like I was crazy and walked off... I yelled "You're welcome! :)" REALLY..MANNERS??
    GiiGi GiiGi
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    you don't lose anything by saying it.

    it just shows that u have proper manners and stuff. I always say please and thankyou
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    Kindness is always in style.

    I learned manners when I was a kid. Manners is always important.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 28, 2015

    I Always Do

    As cheesy as it sounds, good manners really do go a long way. I was raised with great emphasis being placed on the importance of being courteous to others, and I think it's formed my character in the best way possible. There is nothing worse than, for instance, holding the door...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 16, 2013

    Is it too much to ask?

    I did a miniature crochet lace angel for my son to give to his great grandmother for her 100th birthday. Took me 2 weeks to make it. Not that this should matter, but I'm divorced from his dad. No "thank you"... no acknowledgment... nothing. Even a text saying "ty" would have been...
    absolom absolom
    41-45
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2015
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 15

    Manners are important.

    They are a recognition. Please and thank you don't cost you anything. Good morning, is so important too!
    JoelleED JoelleED
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 31, 2014

    There's NOT one time

    that I haven't said Please or Thank you. More then one way of showing your appreciation for a good deed. Mother raise me well while dad just clung to a bottle in the South. So you had no parents. So there was unfortunate mishaps along the way. Still there's people out roaming...
    Onli1Pebbles Onli1Pebbles
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jan 1

    I always show my gratitude

    and smile at others. Kindness goes a long way.
    Dreamgirl75 Dreamgirl75
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    I learned long time ago

    that this is the right thing to do and being a Christian reminded me why.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    I always try to be polite.

    My parents taught me that. Its the right thing to do and the way to be. I wish more people felt the same way
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    Well, shouldn't everyone?

    Its basic manners. :-) xoxo
    MyLifeIsStrange MyLifeIsStrange
    18-21, F
    Jan 30

    Manners are a rare thing these days.

    I always say please and thank you, and always call Sir or Ma'am. Small gestures like manners are greatly appreciated.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    granted usually its sarcastic

    but at least i say it anyway.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    I always say please and thank you

    because I am bored up in a military family my father is a Marine and my mother is a Marine
    puppydoglover puppydoglover
    13-15, M
    6 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    I won't say I always say it,

    cause I don't like to lie. but I always try to remember to say please and thank you.
    YJTurner YJTurner
    13-15, F
    Jan 29

    Perhaps I should be posting this in a group

    along the lines of "I shouldn't expect everyone to have been raised as myself.", but I am conditioned to say 'please' or 'thank you', but always mean it sincerely to the extent it does not sound sincere . . . but it really is. I mean, someone does not HAVE to do something for...
    65Cadillac 65Cadillac
    41-45, M
    Jul 25, 2015

    I always have. It was how I was raised

    and it still shocks me when other people don't return the favor. The main reason it shocks and upsets me is because it takes SO LITTLE effort to give a "please," "thank you", or "you're welcome." It takes no effort at all. When people don't say it in a situation where they...
    lauren71 lauren71
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2014

    I always say thank you

    when people thank me because it seems like the more humble response. 'your welcome' just seems like I'm over acknowledging the fact that I've done something for them.
    WritingDesk11 WritingDesk11
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 14

    Manners matter most when you are under stress,

    when it's inconvenient, and when you are in the company of people who naturally defer to you because of your job position and function.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    I was raised to say please

    and thank you, to pull out a chair for your female companion, to hold doors open for both genders (especially seniors) and to treat all women with respect. Now when you do these things, people think you want something from them...nah I'm just being me. Please have a great day...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    Maybe it's the fact that I'm British.

    Maybe it's the fact that my parents and grandparents always taught me. Maybe it's the fact that I know from experience that good manners go a long way and earn a lot of respect. I always use please and thank you to everyone, high or low. I also find it very rude when others don...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    i always say my pleases

    and thank you's because i think good manners are important. It shows that you are respectable and courteous to others. It's really not that hard, it's being polite && good manners are also very attractive in my opinion.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    I feel so awkward and rude

    if I don't say 'excuse me', while walking past someone...especially if it's an older person. ??
    JustADumbChick JustADumbChick
    22-25, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    Saying "Please" and "Thank You" can get you

    somewhere and you can earn respect from that. So always try to say "Please" or "Thank You."
    ejoallen ejoallen
    13-15, F
    Jan 11

    I have noticed lately

    that many people are saying "no problem" when someone says "thank you" to them. What ever happened to the words " you're welcome" ?. In my humble opinion, if someone says thank you to you the very least you can do is respond you're welcome.
    nitrocharger nitrocharger
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    Manners are respect for ones self

    and ones integrity even when others chose to force a different response
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    Wives often forget manners

    when speaking to their husbands (HOH). Ladies remember to always say please and thank you to your man. They deserve all your respect!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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