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I Am Polite

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    Being Polite Is the Right Thing to Do

    I work in a field that is filled with individuals with some sort of emotional problem. I can't help but think if a lot of problems could have been avoided if someone was polite to an individual at a needed time.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses May 22, 2009

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    A Result Of Upbringing

    I was born and brought up in a conservative, deeply religious family which had firm ideas of what a woman should or shouldn't do. Although I don't have those views any longer, my fundamental speech and expression style has not changed. I find it immensely difficult to insult...
    HereticSafiya HereticSafiya 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    Yes

    People will always compliment me for that and also that I am friendly as well as being likable. I see no point in being rude or inconsiderate.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Nov 13, 2012

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    I Can Say Please And Thank You

    I feel like so many people have forgotten or just don't know these words.Lets not forget "bless you,sorry,or (the least common these days) excuse me." Manners should be a class tought in school.
    KindaCrazy KindaCrazy 18-21, F Dec 11, 2010

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    Gets Me Into Trouble

    I have always been polite. It's how I was raised. Although sometimes it gets me into trouble cause I am a little too nice.
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2010

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    I'm Polite

    By nature I'm polite, and that is the bad things about me , because people in this world don't deserve good behavior as far as I'm concern! Yup, some of them deserve of course, but they are very few. People surrounding me doesn't bother about  me and my words as I'm not harsh!
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F May 6, 2011

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    Respect For Others.

    Although I may have items on my profile that you may not like or agree with they are my experiences and thoughts. In life I am always polite and curious to everyone independent of their status or financial position. If you friend me then I will respect your boundaries and chat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Lost Art

    I was raised by older parents who always taught "Please", "Thank you", "Yes sir", and "Yes Ma'am". They were strict on these things, also on calling adults by Mr or Mrs and their last names, even if told otherwise by the person it was still respectful. I am a woman who dates...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    Always

    I have always been polite.  I'm polite online and offline.  Some say I'm too nice and some get aggravated by my politeness but hey, this is who I am and I cannot break the cycle or my habit.  This is the way I was taught and raised.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Who Allowed Teenagers On EP?

    Quite frankly I had enough of teenagers on EP, children who think it is okay to call adults names who are trying to help others to the best of their ability. But maybe the haters are the ones who need the real help....if they are the ones coming at adults like this then maybe...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    Politeness has become

    such a rare quality that people mistake it for flirting.
    misterweirdo misterweirdo 22-25, M Mar 28, 2014

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    I am very polite and with good manners towards

    everyone I meet and know, but if you bother or insult me, my family, or my friends, I would go all types of street on you no matter who you are. And that is a promise.
    CDavisJr1998 CDavisJr1998 16-17, M Feb 25, 2014

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    Most Of The Time!

    By nature, I'm a polite person (unless you **** me off).
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 20, 2011

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    Most Of The Times

    I have decided to be polite only to those who deserve it. If a person treats me badly they don't deserve me being polite to them. But for the most part I love being polite to people.
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F Nov 13, 2012

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    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Mar 31, 2014

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    I Like Being Polite And Try To Be As Much As Possible

    there are times I am not as polite as I would like to be and there are some people who just make me so mad that I end up being a rude ... its not that I want to be rude ...I just feel I have to demonstrate to them my anger and boundaries about what they have a right to comment...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Aug 24, 2012

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    Likewise

    I rarely stray from treating others as i wish to be treated by others.
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Nov 25, 2011

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    Short Of Being Beaten Into Me

    i remember how my parents enforced the ideas of manners onto me, they wasn't cruel, just annoying and very demanding lol. i also got alot of it, from impolite strict and cruel women in my primary school. I see myself as being very polite. perhaps almost to a fault, however there...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2011

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    Manners seem to have become a rare commodity.

    Which is sad because they cost you nothing and can be priceless to others.
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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    So someone just spoke to me on here, tried to be dominate and basically black mail me. Manners cost nothing, basic politeness is attractive in many ways. It just infuriates me...
    vulkj vulkj 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I do love order men, love how polite they are, love how attentive they can be, I love how affectionate they are and how experienced and wise they are sighhh I melt...
    Tapatia3 Tapatia3 26-30, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Like who the hell do you think you are not smiling back. It's like greeting people and having them not reply back. Did you pass your last 20 years trapped in a cave with bears...
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Yesssss, talking on the phone too, but sometimes I don't really feel like talking so I prefer texting. And I reply embarrassingly fast to texts and I hate people that just plain...
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Hey DIL’s, I know that we are living in the age of information technology; but if you aren’t on good terms with your in laws, do not add them to your social media accounts. If...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I will always be polite to you, especially if you are a complete stranger that has done me no wrong. I just expect a little of that back. Almost everyone in this world deserves to...
    WeMermaid WeMermaid 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Behaviors that reveal romantic attraction… In recent research, investigators observed 51 pairs of opposite-sex heterosexual strangers who had self-identified their flirting...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Step one, you say, "We need to talk." He walks, you say, "Sit down. It's just a talk." He smiles politely back at you You stare politely right on through Some sort of window to...
    casualtyofwar casualtyofwar 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Seven - Chapter Three "What's for supper,Mother?" I asked, trying to get on a neutral topic. "Irish stew," Mother replied, lifting off a lid to stir a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Feb 7

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    It is still so fresh and raw and to some degrees painful. It all started with an innocent tinder chat. I was tindering as any single busy girl with mobile would do. I'm a...
    dorothyinOZ dorothyinOZ 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I've been told by many people that I'm a flirt, but personally I don't see it. I believe that I'm honest, I believe that I'm polite, and I speak my mind...without passing judgement...
    musiclover74 musiclover74 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Hello All: Please note that I am NOT the author of this article; rather it is quoted by a Mr. Michael Smith. Please do not shoot the messenger for revealing what is a sensitive...
    AnonymousButCandid AnonymousButCandid 61-65, M Feb 14

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    Today, 5 years ago was the day that my sister in law showed her true colors when she walked into the hospital room and announced her self to everyone as" THE SISTER!" ( side note...
    DisowningSIL DisowningSIL 51-55 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Lack of Discernment in Modern Christianity part 2 Peter Ditzel Pastors who follow Paul's example try to empower their congregations by encouraging them to study the Bible and...
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    My co-worker, sitting at the workstation next to me has been relentlessly tapping her foot for the last five hours. One might venture to wonder if she was politely asked to stop...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 4

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    OMG! Some people do NOT know what manners are! 😡 I was always taught to be polite and well mannered everywhere I go.
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 4

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    I'd like to start a debate right here. Please explain why you do or do not believe in a God or gods. Let's all be polite and civil here, and stick to arguing views rather than...
    datbooty17 datbooty17 22-25, F 112 Responses Feb 4

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    I know, I know, great right? Yet another confused teenager thinking their over hormone driven feelings mean they are in love. Typical right? Let me tell you my story maybe you can...
    camomeal camomeal 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Come on my people from India. My parents were born there and i do feel a connection to the country even as i wasn't. I am so annoyed by so many of the people I've chatted with on...
    nahright09 nahright09 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 5

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    It zips across the internet at speeds more rapidly then any which has came right before it. It is smarter and emulates human behaviors. It will eventually carry out factors only...
    alycek28 alycek28 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Last year, on my first “official” trip out of Dakar (as a UN employee), I stopped at a market town about 100 miles east of the capital. My visit was not a success as the person...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 5

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    After you're in Houston, receiving all-around town is half the enjoyment. It’s easy to cruise, stroll and trip your way via our web sites. extra�›He made a decision to...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    We're at your house when taking a significant client all-around to organization appointments, a luncheon, or web-site inspection. Our qualifications offers us the working...
    Ryan2693yly2 Ryan2693yly2 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    medical receptionist think they are better then everyone else, like they their is a class distinction about their label they are as bad as the doctors with the arrogance. zero...
    limitededition71 limitededition71 41-45, F Feb 7

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    My thought process after getting radio silence from a guy I met on a traveling/dating site, after our weekend in Berlin. After everything went well, just me wondering what the...
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