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I Always Say Please And Thank You

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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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    Well, It'S Polite, Aint It?

    I work in a customer service type of job, and some of my customers are downright rude!! "oi" they call out, beconing me over, with that curled finger gesture. "gimme me things" they demand. No please, no thankq. How rude !! Please, let me know how you feel about manners in...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Mar 3, 2013

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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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    It's Manners

    It's manners,To say,Please and thanks,Only polite,That's why,I always do it.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Apr 15, 2012

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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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    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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    ​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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    Always

    I was raised in a house where I could get away with a lot of stuff.  However, I always had to say please and thank you.  It annoyed me some as I grew up, but now that I"m older I'm glad my parents forced that on me.I think you should always be polite to somebody.  That is...
    mclovin2002 mclovin2002 31-35, M Jun 18, 2012

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Mar 20

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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 Aug 29

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    Just Wish The Kids Did Too

    I do remember my parents having to remind me about it for years but i certainly paid off! I always say please and thank you and believe that what goes around comes around, so now i have 2 kids and have to give daily reminders for them...whats the magic word?? What do you say...
    whaddayaknow whaddayaknow 31-35, F Aug 15, 2012

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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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    It is lovely to have good manners

    and to teach your children to be polite in my opinion ❤️
    debs73 debs73 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 2 Responses May 17

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F Feb 7

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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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    Am Cultured

    My friends don't get how well-breed I am..it irritates them when I say thank you,please,excuse,welcome.they think am forcing it but really that's just me.mama raised me right.
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F Aug 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Thank you for giving me more live than anyone, thank you for being the best, thank you for give me happyness (yes, happyness, f*@k orthography and sorry for that word) thank you...
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    Even when I'm in the worst conditions I always say I'm fine and thank GOD that I'm in this situation and not even worst .. There is idiom in French we use it :: on dit ça va pour...
    onlypeace onlypeace 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To all my EP friends. I am still new, but I met so much people on here. I can truly state that no one in particular was rude with me. No one sweared at me and I did not have any...
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    I want to thank everyone on EP who has taken the time to talk with me. Whether you were pleasant, patient, kind or not I thank you all the same. Thank you because you have taught...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I just want to say thank you to all the people on ep who listen and legitimately care about being there for others and needing someone to be there for us. There are millions of us...
    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I just want to say thank you who have helped me through hard times, without you I wouldn't be here thank you:)
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Sep 3

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    Sometimes words escape me... This afternoon i discovered that a team of 4, at the steel fabricator, without any AC, worked the ENTIRE Labor Day weekend ... so we could have the...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M Sep 6

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    So I'm scrolling down and most of the posts I see are either "I self harm", "I cut myself", or "I am lonely".. I may not know you, but I know how it feels to be hurt. To be torn...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F Sep 8

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    R- You were the one who stayed up with me. Raged with me against the night and virtually held my hand. You asked nothing except that i quit playing country music at you... Thank...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Thank you, for being you and nobody else c: Be yourself. Why? Because nobody else can be that amazing person such as yourself. Stay strong. You're worth it.
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M Aug 25

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      Thank you for spending the evening chatting with me. It helped break up the night shift. Get some sleep so you can crack that whip in the morning! lol
    Ski75 Ski75 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I say I love you whenever I feel like it, don't really have a problem with saying it. I don't always say it in a romantic context though, and I never overuse it, and by overusing...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Thank you God you've answered my prayer! it's about the flood outside our house. I pray to stop raining and now it happened. I'm happy that God did not give me any problem at all...
    AsianGirl1000 AsianGirl1000 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always say I'm fine, even when I'm not. It turns out I was always fine, I'm going to get checked for cancer in two days, this is very difficult to not think about yet I still get...
    dyingforlove dyingforlove 18-21, M Aug 31

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    I always say this because ever time I have opened up about my problems it seems I scare the other person away. Really I wish they would stay and help me but I hate feeling like a...
    shyslh shyslh 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I always say "I'm fine" because I don't want to burden anyone bout how I really feel
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Does love always have to be conditional? If I listen and obey you is that the only way you'll love me? If I make a mistake does it means that its over forever? I really don't...
    setmefree287 setmefree287 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 4

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    I always say it. sometimes I am and sometimes im not. I just want to be happy and right now im not. I have my ex gf still trying to be friends but than calls me an *******. I don't...
    italiandude90 italiandude90 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I would like to personally thank all the EP technical support people for their continuous prompt support. Last night, my time, I had an issue and was unable to login to EP. I ended...
    aussieman01 aussieman01 51-55, M Sep 10

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    This app is contributing to help save my sanity! When I feel lonely or confused, I just get on here and talk to someone. so thank you all!!!
    uniquemarie uniquemarie 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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