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I Appreciate Good Manners

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    I Have High Standards. Yes, Why Not?

    I want to help bring them back to our society. My new year's resolution: I don't tolerate rudeness anymore. I don't have to be rude back. Simply say, "May I speak to your manager?" Then say, "Your employee talked to me like I was scum." or whatever. I go to a business and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27, 2011

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    What Is Their Problem ?

    Thank to this site I am able to vent the anger I feel today triggered by the rudeness of people. What ever happened to courtesy, manners, saying please, thank you and if you eff up, a timely apology?. People seem to live in a world where everything is abbreviated, fast...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    Its Such A Rare Sight Nowadays...

    People with good manners stand out, they're like a breath of fresh air. And for me its a huge turn on in a guy :D  And bad manners could result in a total turn off...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F Aug 14, 2010

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    Busy, Busy...Busy.

    So how exactly did we all end up so aggressive and intolerant? Why do we no longer live in a world like “Leave it to Beaver?” One theory is simply that we’ve all become far too busy to care anymore about manners. Parents are busy trying to make enough money to pay their...
    modernmannersguy modernmannersguy 51-55, M May 12, 2013

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    Huge Turn On.

    i always use proper manners,no matter the situation.but yesterday i was in a coffee shop,and when i said"double double please" the cute little teen serving looked at me,smiled,and said i like that you said please.it's a huge turn on.,i smiled,said thank you,and left. made my...
    cooter3 cooter3 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2011

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    Mannrrs Yes- Manners Nazis Nooo

    In response to the person who posted the story in outrage over a man in a restaurant who blew his nose on his napkin- at another table and who went on to comment about their Alzheimer's riddled grandmother who began picking their dentures and how that was no excuse for bad...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2009

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    Your Manners Reflect

    the way you feel about yourself . I could fill this page with why you should have good manners but the people who need to read it wont and the ones who do read it may not need it , so I'll save myself the time
    charles849 charles849 70+ 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    What Happened To Good Manners?

    Yesterday I had to take my children to the doctors and get some blood drawn on each of them. The waiting room was awfully small with only a handful of seats. My son sat down in an empty chair and my daughter wanted to stand by me. An elderly lady then walks in with a cane. She...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Since

    I'm not too much into rules and formalities and I hate the thought that it's imperative to behave.  And I love impertinence and a big mouth sometimes a lot.  Sometimes it's even very charming and almost irresistible.  A famous case is that of the rude and...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 8, 2010

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    Basic Civility.

    I see good manners as a sign of respect. It is really as simple as that. If you have no respect for someone there is no real incentive to employ good manners in their presence. I believe the opposite is also true. I believe that if you have respect for someone, you will be well...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F Dec 8, 2013

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    They Cost Us Nothing And Can Mean So Much

    Good manners like old fashioned respect for self and others costs nothing, Please and Thank you, sending thank you notes for gifts or just to show appreciation, the opening of a door, the smile to a passing friend or stranger, shaking hands, acknowledgment of others, not being...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F Nov 3, 2011

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    Manners

    I appreciate and practice good manners. Please and thank you, mam and sir, and such.   In the south... manners are taught to children in school, along with respect. When I moved back to the midwest, I found a significant difference. My sister got detention for...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2009

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    ..Excuse Me Please But..........

    How much does it take to be polite?....Not much,but it goes a long way!!..I am so sick of children not standing up for me on the bus! I always open doors for ladies, allow people with less than me at checkouts to go before me, BUT I have a pet hate!!   I was told that it...
    mzdivine mzdivine 56-60 Jan 6, 2009

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    Please and Thank You

    Recently while I was out to lunch at a fairly nice restaurant the man next door picked up his cloth napkin and blew his nose into it.  I literally could not eat my entree because I was so disgusted.  Manners to me involve a lot more than please and thank you.  It...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 41 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    Doors

    I like it when people hold/open doors. I try to reciprocate it often.
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Dec 10, 2010

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    I raised myself to have good manners,

    it's amazing how many people don't, I have seen people go as far as opening a door just enough to squeeze through and not hold it for others but then they expect the door to be held for them, having manners goes a long way!
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M Apr 30

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    Have a Care!

    Sometimes it seems to me that in our attempt to be tolerant of others we let others ride rough-shot over what are the everyday good manners  of all, rich and poor, black and white. Over here there is a lot of concern about Swine Flu - which can kill and yet many cannot be...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F Jul 26, 2009

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    Let Me Tell You Where to Put That Cell Phone! *wink*

    Perhaps it is because of my southern upbringing, but I absolutely will not date a woman who has bad manners. I am a lady and will only accept being treated as such. Not much can make me grow more weak in the knees than old-fashioned social graces. Holding the door open for a...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    It's A Sign Of Breeding

    I was raised to believe that what you do and how you act reflects upon your family and your upbringing. Luckily my parents instilled in me proper manners. However, it sickens me to see people- regardless of their station in life- acting like jackanapses! Children and parents...
    ReginaForbes ReginaForbes 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    Good Manners Are Good..

    EXCUSE ME..May I have my space? THANK YOU..I really appreciate your help. No problem and YOU'RE WELCOME..NO SIR.. I didn't know that was your seat.. I'M SORRY for not knowing and for being wrong. I'm sneezing...BLESS YOU..Smiling ..THANK YOU.. It's very well-mannered for a...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F Aug 17, 2012

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    Polite And Carry A Sharp Blade

     I am still polite. I still carry a sharp blade but I am less likely to use my blade since I have become a “reformed” sociopath. My oldest friend is rude. This is a bit funny because he is a wimp who would never fight or hurt anyone.I guess I am polite...
    Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 8 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I do have some good friends, they look out for me and no matter how distant I get they don't give up on me :) problem is they live in another city. Where I live, I have no good...
    Hidebehindtherain Hidebehindtherain 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Thank you zeffs and popuptarget. I was drawing and something struck about you two.
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F Jul 10

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    Thank u to u ppl out there still with a life not on ur phone all day long every where u look down up left right (aka no lives) it's really sad I wish there were now phones or...
    eliaszavaleta eliaszavaleta 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    It drives me crazy when people claim to be "grammar nazis" and use the words to, two, too, there, their, and they're wrong. I don't claim to be a grammar nazi. To be honest, I...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    They're = they are walking quickly Their = it's their ball There = it's over there Your = is that your ball? You're = you are so smart Hope this helps the many people that are...
    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The great majority of people I seem to know have Horrible manners. They talk incessantly, interrupt others in even the simplest of conversations, talk negatively about others and...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I dońt know how to describe my feelings but all i want is to disappear from this life , i never succeed in anything ...i couldnt succeed to find love, having a good job, being...
    nadyan nadyan 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Several years ago, I went to a friends bday party! And a cute girl in our clique of friends surprised me that day when her mom came to drop her off and she said "oh you must be...
    Jshangle64 Jshangle64 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Internet is awesome.It shows what we really are when "noone is looking".But I do look and learnt so much from my observation.How manners to some it is just a social pose,something...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 19

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    Manners tell a lot about yourself,plus always fits good in any situation. I like to have class,yet I am a crazy girl. Never too late to learn...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Here is 25 Manners you should know and do almost everyday. Manner #1 When asking for something, say "Please." Manner #2 When receiving something, say "Thank you." Manner #3 Do not...
    KellysMyName KellysMyName 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10

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    It's respectful!I think manners says a lot about a person!Opening doors for each other, eating with mouth closed and not talking while eating, saying please/thank you, pulling out...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I read somewhere that manners, pleases and thank yous are the measure of a persons civility and status. Seems an interesting thought.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    An old saying, says: Manners maketh man! A simple gift. Thank you!
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Working in retail we have all sorts....some people have manners and then there's the remaining who have never heard of them. The way I deal with customers who don't even...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I am only 18 but I love old style relationships. And I believe in old styles , which includes men holding doors for women , or even helping her get out of a car. And even manners...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 20

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    Disrespectful men without manners are just unattractive!
    Nayaaa Nayaaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    If you ain't got manners your not going to get far with me
    mikayla3223 mikayla3223 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I do.. cause people keep us idling...waiting..it needs compassion n understanding to wait.. I appreciate a proper goodbye where we can start to continue something new.. It helps...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I seriously don't appreciate people who take everything for granted because they know they can so they will but of course this is a generation where giving a single appreciation...
    acesha16 acesha16 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Getting compliments is about the only thing that makes me feel really good about myself. It doesn't happen that often, but when someone is talking to me and they genuinely come out...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Thinking about all my friends/family that has left me to be with the Lord. Thinking about all my current friends that is upright, honest, sincere and knows a little about true...
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People say they like honesty but when it slaps them in the face its not so appreciated is it? The 300 lb gf puts on the bikini asking "do I look good in this?" Well you be honest...
    gr8pretender gr8pretender 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I like honesty no matter how brutal it is. Whether it be bad or good. I definitely appreciate it.
    BitchYouGaveMeTheFuckingClap BitchYouGaveMeTheFuckingClap 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I really value and appreciate all my friends whether it's here on EP or in real life... I have always valued my friends and all the good times and bad times that we've had... I...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm not a cynic by any means. I'm just saying what I'm saying based off of my personal experiences and the experiences of others around me.I don't have an all-encompassing...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    There was this homeless man on a bridge who was most likely very hungry. My friend saw him and naturally felt bad so he went to buy him some food and something to drink. He felt...
    YimYam YimYam 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    When I pay attention to all of the good small things in life, I find that they far outweigh all of the negative, and it makes me feel much happier with a positive outlook. Most...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 16

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