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I Always Say Please And Thank You

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    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 2 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    If there are 2 persons equally in lack of

    something, I will help one who will say "thank you" first. So if that person gets all I have, the other person in need won't get it. People need to learn to pay the least respect to the benefactors. It is very important in terms of survival in the competitive society as well.
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Feb 2

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    I always show my gratitude

    and smile at others. Kindness goes a long way.
    Dreamgirl75 Dreamgirl75 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    You can catch more flies with honey,

    than with vinegar.. Saying means a whole lot. Its easy to take and take and take selfishly.. Gratitude says a lot about people. I have ingrained this with my daughter, and stressed the importance in life about please and thank you.. Seems like its getting less and less...
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    My life has typically brought me in contact

    with folks from many other cultures; college, career, my faith group. I decided I would try to learn the most basic phrases in the mother tongue of EVERY person I met. I would ask them to teach me "hello", "nice to meet you", "please", "thank you", and "farewell". Of course...
    dan13732 dan13732 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    You don't have to listen to me,

    or help me, or support me, you aren't obliged to carry on doing these things, unappreciated and taken for granted. I say 'Thank you' more than 'Please', because I rarely ask for anything, but I always think it...
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F Mar 20, 2014

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    I always have, since I was very young c: some

    people just don't have the decency but I have to say 'please' and 'thankyou'. Even if someone does the smallest thing, I have to say thankyou cx
    Maisiee Maisiee 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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    I was raised this way.

    So glad I was. A few school reports said I was a polite pupil. Always been polite and continue to do so to do this day. Sometimes I mess up and forget and I get hell for it :( People don't respect me for my good manners though. I hardly ever hear people say please and thank...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 5 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    Sometimes when I give the person in the

    supermarket or shop I say "thank you" automatically...thanks for taking my money then! Hahaha
    GracefullyFaceless GracefullyFaceless 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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    MANNERS It doesn't cost anything

    or hurt to say please and thank you… so why doesn't everyone have manners and say please/ thank you? I always say please and thank you as I like to come across respectful and show appreciation for the effort of whatever they did! It put me in a bad mood when I do something...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    ​It's bad enough, isn't it,

    that we live in a sound-bite world rife with the refuse of self-righteous conspicuous consumption? Must we also put up with the abandonment of manners, decorum, and etiquette? Saying please and thank you is the very least I can do.
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    I say please I say thank you.

    .. Sometimes I don't so please In a position with someone where there is tension in the air. I smile at everyone I see and I'll nod hello to them.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Aug 30, 2014

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    granted usually its sarcastic

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

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    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

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    itsjustme11119 itsjustme11119 16-17, F Oct 13, 2014

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    I'm pleased to say my son has good manners

    until now. We've been complimented by strangers in public about his good behavior and his use of 'please' and 'thank you'. My maternal grandmother was born in the late 19th century, so raising my mother to have proper manners was crucial.
    violetpenny03 violetpenny03 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    Please and thank you show respect to others.

    It would be nice if more of today's generation made use of these two things more.
    horsecrazy4ever horsecrazy4ever 41-45, F 1 Response May 17, 2014

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    Everytime I don't do it

    when it's not needed but if I'm being served in a shop or someone does something nice for me I will always say thank you and please some of my friends laugh at this because I'm "so polite" but it's not a bad thing it's just how I was brought up and I'm proud of it?
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    JeSuisPas JeSuisPas 16-17, M Sep 22, 2014

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    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.
    mystiquebeauty mystiquebeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    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...
    sixstring77 sixstring77 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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    I think this is really important.

    It's small.. but makes a big difference.. Ask with a please.. Offer gratitude with a thank you..
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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    I'm well mannered. I say please,

    thank you, yes ma'am, no ma'am, yes sir, no sir. I hold open doors. I offer my seat to an elder and will stand, or take a seat on the floor. The list goes on.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    Always do, it's so easy to do.

    One of my pet hates is people who talk to waiters like they're lower class, just a please and thank you shows appreciation for what they're doing.
    jginaus jginaus 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    Manners Maketh The Man Or Woman

    Manners cost nothing. But good manners are priceless. Good manners show respect and decency. These few words speak so much about a person's character. A simple please can make almost anyone happy to help. A simple thank you can make a good deed feel worthwhile. I'm astonished...
    loveland loveland 41-45, M Oct 4, 2013

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    I always have manners.

    No matter what the situation I do my best to stay cool and show respect even if that person doesn't deserve it.
    kaseymwt kaseymwt 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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    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 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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    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

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    To put it bluntly it is manners.

    It takes no effort and can really make someone's day. I hate seeing people getting served in a shop and they are on their mobile phone with no regards for the person serving them and then just just walk off without even acknowledging them.
    Turnturn Turnturn 26-30, F Feb 14

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    My father is a Marine.

    Proper manners and respect were drilled into me at a very young age. 'Please' and 'Thank You' were some of the first words I learned. I always respond with 'Sir' or "Ma'am" when talking to people older than myself.
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Dec 22, 2014

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    Like I have said before I'm old fashioned.

    .. so it really ****** me off when people forget to use good manners It's not hard people
    coisty1973 coisty1973 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    My mum told me when I was very little that

    if I always used my manner I would usually always get what you want and she wasn't wrong :)
    Funinthesun211 Funinthesun211 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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    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 4 Responses Jan 25

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    That is what I was taught,

    when I was growing up. It is a habit, I don't have to think about it, it just comes natural. People are allowed to do or not do what they want. Saying please, implies that you realize they have a choice. Saying thank you, shows that you appreciate, that they chose to do...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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