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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.
    firefliess firefliess 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 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...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    itsjustme11119 itsjustme11119 16-17, F Oct 13, 2014

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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

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 8

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    In my own environment

    that is a hell even in fighting and bullshit i always say please and thank you it's just how i am. But it really comes into play at others house holds.
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 May 24

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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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    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 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 9

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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.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Sometimes when I give the person in the

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

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    Kindness is always in style.

    I learned manners when I was a kid. Manners is always important.
    Missgirlie Missgirlie 41-45, F May 28

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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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    ​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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    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

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    JeSuisPas JeSuisPas 16-17, M Sep 22, 2014

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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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    I don't expect others to do the same,

    but when they do it increases my respect for them exponentially.
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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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

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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 1 Response Jul 1

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 28

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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

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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

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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 1 Response Jun 4

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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
    ismael88 ismael88 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 22

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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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