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I Appreciate Good Manners

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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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    It's not rocket science!

    Hi, how are you? What is your name? Where are you from? How old are you? Can I see your photo please? You're so kind, thank you? It's a question of respect.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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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    ..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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    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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    Manners are like an enclosed field of cute

    rabbits on a warm summer's day. Add another good one and it just makes the scene even more idyllic. But add a fox, and it causes disarray.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    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 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 3 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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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 40 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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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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    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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    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+ May 22, 2012

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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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    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 22-25, F Dec 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel like manners have gone completely out the window. Parents seem to not teach their kids the importance of such things anymore. I get weird looks when I hold the door for...
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    The day is getting away from me and it's getting worse the further away from me it gets. Days like today make me appreciate the good ones, but that still leaves me in the present...
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    Hey guys! How are y'all? Hope you're doing good :) Anyways there's this pageant that I joined. Like other pageants, it has segments like casual, long gown, etc. There's this...
    beautifulmistake17 beautifulmistake17 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I can't remember when did this feeling start to control me, but I guess I was in my late childhood when I've realized that I'm not good enough, not for a single thing.. since then...
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    All I ever want is to feel good about myself because I have a very low self esteem. And it seems like no one likes me. No one appreciates me. All these made me feel like I am and...
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    if you don't have manners or a mature attitude don't talk to me. i like men who like to chat and not just hit on me.
    StephBlakeIsInfinite StephBlakeIsInfinite 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I always dreamed someone would turn up To share lots of stuffs without being gruff Who would consider my feelings politely If he disagreed, would not do it meanly At last my wish...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was once at a bus stop waiting for my ride home, outside a Methodist church. A cute-in-geeky-way guy came up to me and invited me in for a service as it was an open day and would...
    Donna8989 Donna8989 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    But wouldn't a world where everyone can be themselves and not have to always posh up to each other for a good first impression be good too? :)
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    No one ever appreciates what I do, no one at all. My family never appreciates what I do, I'm such an outcast...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I appreciate a woman/girl with a sexual appetite.
    creativePerspective creativePerspective 18-21, M a week ago

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    Honesty creates a sense of trust between two or more people and creates a strong bond and friendship/relationship. They say a honest man loses bad company and gains good company...
    F1KAY F1KAY 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Good manners attract good people, having manners can also help when socialising in society and give a insight of your character. Being courteous and respectful to others can go a...
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    I have this fun book with a picture of man jumping up on a table while alot of other people are sitting at it. And it says. "Get down? Get down off the table? Sounds to me like you...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 22

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    This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience- it looks for a way of being constructive. Love is not possessive. Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I never appreciated my father the way I should have through my teen years. I rebelled against his rules, his strictness. It would eventually get so bad that I would leave home on...
    BebeMac BebeMac 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 19

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    And they make me cry because they're so good! :') Thank you.
    yourcutelittlejo yourcutelittlejo 16-17, F Jul 19