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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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

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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 2 Responses Sep 27

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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.
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    It is lovely to have good manners

    and to teach your children to be polite in my opinion ❤️
    Dotty73 Dotty73 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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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

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F Feb 7

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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

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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

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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...
    ChefBri3030 ChefBri3030 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 18

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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

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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

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    It Would Feel So Unnatural Not Too....

    Besides - my grandmother might find out and that just wouldn't bear thinking about....
    TatumJ TatumJ 36-40, M Oct 17, 2013

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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

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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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    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 31-35, M Aug 28

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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    JeSuisPas JeSuisPas 16-17, M Sep 22

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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

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    Please And Thanks

    Please and thanks,Two words,Mean a lot,Always use 'em,It's only manners,They go along way.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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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

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    Just how I was raised,

    and to say Sir and Ma'am and open doors for others.
    Solgrid Solgrid 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 16

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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

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    granted usually its sarcastic

    but at least i say it anyway.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F a week ago

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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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    ​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 1 Response Mar 8

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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
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31

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    itsjustme11119 itsjustme11119 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I always have. Everyone in my family has manners. I notice whether a person says "please" and "thank you'. It speaks a lot of their character.
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    Thank You...Please...excuse me...Sorry. Somethings my parents taught us kids to say at a very young age and stressed that you can never say them too often.
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    Powerful lady of the crossroads, lady of all roads, owner of the streets and the red roses. Beautiful lady that your beauty be the beauty of our roads, that your strength be the...
    rspratley rspratley 36-40, F Oct 27

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    rspratley rspratley 36-40, F Oct 27

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    I think saying please and thank you is important because it is important to show respect to someone who is willing or doing something fore you. Even if they are not doing something...
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 Nov 2

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    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I love to give people advice about life, to give them hope and strength, more positivity. I often get a lot of "thank you"'s from people here, as well in replies, but also in...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F Nov 9

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    I always say thank you because I am Canadian :D
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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    It never hurts to say thank you. It's a form of appreciation and it's part of having proper manners :)
    Lewis47 Lewis47 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    For however messy things became, how much pain there was and how much misunderstanding, I still want to say thank you. Thank you for letting me feel what it was like to be loved...
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Happy ThanksgivingI'm sure many of you ladies are busy in preparation of tomorrow's feast. In case you don't hear it, I just wanted to say thank you. Of course I'll be thinking of...
    DirtyMartini DirtyMartini 41-45, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    DaddysGirl1995 DaddysGirl1995 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Thank you for your caring and support. Thank you for making me laugh. Thank you for putting up with all the depression crap.
    absolom absolom 41-45 3 Responses Nov 4

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    To those who have posted caring comments on the stories about my Dad, I wanted to say thank you, your kind words have meant a lot to me as I grieve for my Dad, thank you all so...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M Oct 31

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