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I Always Say Please And Thank You

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    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

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    I bow and say thank you like 15 times

    when I am at the current customer site. When someone opens a security door or welcomes me at the lobby or lets me touch their software, or allows me to sit on their seat, I bow and say thank you. Of course I do that when I meet them in the morning or bid farewell at night. A...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    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

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    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

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 25, 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 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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    My colleague always says thank you to me

    for all of my work. It is a good thing to be thankful, but it becomes excessive when my work is met by "thank you" from a colleague who is neither a project manager nor an actual collaborator of my job. A young colleague in my team publicly thanked me for my work. But he had no...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    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 4 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    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

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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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    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.
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T 2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

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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 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

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    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

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    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 26 Responses 3 days ago

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    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 4 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Jun 5, 2015

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    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

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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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    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 5 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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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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    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

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    Kindness is always in style.

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

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    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 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    I always show my gratitude

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

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    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 4 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    Manners are respect for ones self

    and ones integrity even when others chose to force a different response
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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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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    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

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    I try my best to be polite,

    because I was raised that way. It's like second nature to me.
    SymphonyChild SymphonyChild 13-15, F Jan 3

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    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 3 Responses Nov 4, 2015

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    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.
    jtlittlebit jtlittlebit 13-15, F Jan 29

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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
    sophiencis sophiencis 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    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

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    Well, shouldn't everyone?

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

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