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I Appreciate Good Manners

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ..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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Good manners should be instinctual. Not forced. Not neglected. But jerks dont really deserve to get any.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    One day, a few years back, my teenage daughters and I were at the local Goodwill checking out all the bargains. They had wandered off a little ways from me, when I spotted a shirt...
    ondine14 ondine14 41-45, F Oct 11

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    I have not just a good friend, but an amazing friend. We have gone through everything together this past year. I'm just really scared that I'm gonna lose him when he goes to basic...
    jaks26 jaks26 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have to say why the F##K is there so many ppl on hear that feels like they have to tell you that your grammar or your spelling is bad. Like Ohh sorry I didn't know I was righting...
    johnny811 johnny811 18-21, M Oct 8

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    Manners cost nothing, but that also goes for the women too. I am an old man in a young body. I tip my hat at women, hold the door open, say please and thank-you, it doesn't take...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I like men to have manners, who can hold a good conversion and say please and thank you. Who opens the door for you. A gentleman. A real man. Rugby players are good and most are...
    kindmom kindmom 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I went on a date with a guy and we had a good time. After a few days, he just stopped answering and left me hanging. What a jerk.
    wanderm0lasses wanderm0lasses 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    As the title says I appreciate honesty. Even when it years your heart out to here it. Now I'm no Don Juan. But I'm no elephant man either. I am honest to a fault. I have many...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    “Your critics are the ones telling you they still love you and care. Worry when you do something badly and nobody bothers to tell you.” ― Randy Pausch Honesty is a...
    Cpaz33 Cpaz33 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    no one appreciates the **** I do for them. be it trying to console them (which is a bother and I don't like) or me being nice which is not normal for me. I am a relatively negative...
    ithinkihaveamentalillness ithinkihaveamentalillness 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Right now I feel so alone I have Noone to talk to no friends all my family are drug attics so if I try to talk to them I get asked for something. Like me and my boyfriend have been...
    msmendiola122 msmendiola122 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need to be loved and appreciated.. We all do.. I need people who DO understand me.. who DON'T let me down. I need them .. but they also need me. ~~~~~~ Everyone feels unloved at...
    BeYourselfBeBeautifull BeYourselfBeBeautifull 16-17, F 12 Responses Sep 21

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    I think this experience is my longing. I want to be loved and appreciated! Not just hearing it said to me but shown in actions. I love to have a conversation and get thought out...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 24

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    After giving 3.5 years of my life to someone who didn't appreciate my love for them and I was Earth that revolved around them, the Sun. I gave and gave. I need to feel loved and...
    AnthonyBush AnthonyBush 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I'm a full time father of an 8 year old boy. My ex left before my son was 1. Both my son and I are in therapy (different therapists) and I'm working hard hard to be a good father...
    rsgalindo01 rsgalindo01 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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    One of those random things where I just can't seem to think of a good experience group to post it in, or why, so this shall do :) Reading that music is "one of the few human...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 24

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    "In life people tend to wait for good things to come to them. And by waiting, they miss out. Usually, what you wish for doesn't fall in your lap; it falls somewhere nearby, and...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    Hate when you give your heart to the one person who you believed to be your dream partner, best friend, soul mate but along the journey you start to notice the lack of appreciation...
    Donnyboy1993 Donnyboy1993 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I've always fantasized about that perfect life, perfect husband and perfect family. I'm only 18, I know, too young to be thinking about all of that but who doesn't think about love...
    destiny0710 destiny0710 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Not a good morning for me here not yet going to go back to bed and start over later maybe maybe it'll be better Encouragement Prayers kindness and Friends all will be...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I new it was too good to be true. I don't understand why guys think it's okay to treat girls like ****. I'm sorry, but you're older than me, promised you would never leave my side...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    Yea I sure need to be loved. Very deprives of love,affection,care. I have always been nice to others,cared for others,good to others, kind,helpful, and a very good friend and a...
    divich01 divich01 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I cheated on my boyfriend of 3 years Friday night and I feel so guilty. Long story short I didn't even want to do it and it was completely emotionless. Not even a physical...
    kaylee84 kaylee84 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    Appreciate the good you find, not everyday you will be able to find it.
    Dancingnight Dancingnight 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong, so you can appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies, so that you...
    someday2012 someday2012 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Thank you, everyone, for being so supportive of me. Unfortunately, it's time for me to say goodbye. I appreciate all who have been here for me during these dark times.
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Although we have never met in person there are a few friends on this site that are very dear to me, one especially in particular. You mean so much to me and I appreciate you being...
    americanwitch americanwitch 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 21

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    I hate this feeling . My mom shows that she loves me and appreciates me but it's difficult when my father looks at me , yells at me, calls me names. I'm starting to hate life to...
    biancaa3 biancaa3 16-17, F 8 Responses Sep 22

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    I appreciate truly honest people. People who are self-aware enough to be genuinely honest. I think this is because it is just easier to work with someone that is upfront and doesn...
    Cpaz33 Cpaz33 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 24

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