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I Appreciate Good Manners

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ..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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It would be amazing if my Daddy would talk to

    me at least to wish me a Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Guess I need to get over it, but I'm not letting it ruin my hollyday plus I got cake pops with rainbow sprinkles that made me a happy girl! <3
    Hellokittybbgrl Hellokittybbgrl 31-35, F Nov 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Just getting in early ... this could take some practice !I want to wish all my dearest friends here a very Merry Christmas , and hope that you all get what you wish for this year...
    happinesswinsxx happinesswinsxx 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    There are somethings money can't buy like manners, morals, intelligence, and class. (Oscar Wilde)
    josilver josilver 56-60 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    A lot of people are always saying "Please be honest with me." I say okay, then when I do, they get upset! I don't really understand the logic behind that. If you can't handle the...
    Crena212 Crena212 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 20

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    People without manners drive me insane
    Silvs4578 Silvs4578 26-30 1 Response Nov 21

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    I do think manners are very important,my parents raised me,to have respect for people,so I do,and am a mom,and my child,has respect for others.Sometimes I meet up,with people that...
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I get really tired of ur hypocrisy I hope u will be rotten u and ur ****** goodlookin face I hope u getaway from my life, leave me and my baby go away... I dont need u u...
    snowhitelady snowhitelady 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really appreciate honesty. I hate hypocrisy and all bullshits that people say because of society. For example: if i was a girl and one day i dressed with a deep cleavage, i...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M Nov 27

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    I have had the pleasure of meeting some very kind and good hearted individuals here. As we get to know each other relationships become supportive and family oriented in fair give...
    BeautifulAbigail BeautifulAbigail 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I debated sharing this but it helped last time to get it off my chest. Still need to have the talk with the wife but this weekend didn't seem the right time. She was needing my...
    Snowhat Snowhat 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Surround yourself with honest people that make you feel appreciated because being with them makes you appreciate yourself.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I appreciate when someone gives me a smile - on EP and in real life, too. Nothing brightens my day, more. It takes less muscles to smile than to frown. I greatly appreciate it...
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M Nov 25

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    Yo, I Appreciate :- - My life; - My family and friends; - Humans who have inspired me; - Humans who made Rags to Riches; - Humans who help others; - Lastly, Things...
    mithzzz mithzzz 22-25, M a week ago

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    I admire people who take time to improve themselves. There is this lady in my group who always looks so beat, so good. When I see her I admire the fact that with all the stress in...
    crimsonreggie crimsonreggie 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    There are plenty of good people here on EP. The trick is finding them. I will whole-heartedly say that finding EP has helped me a lot. Talking to so many people. Realizing that...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I've been falling into a negative slump, so I'm going to focus in something positive here! Friday I went shopping at Goodwill and there was a very kind, friendly lady who was...
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I have always thought of myself as a "loner". I usually can and am perfectly content with finding ways to amuse myself whether it's reading a book, playing video games, drawing...
    Lorelai1717 Lorelai1717 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Yup! I like a man who takes care of himself. Dresses sharp and smells good..atleast shouldn't look like you're a time traveller from a different era! I appreciate personal style...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i need some help from some really good writers on here. Hell even a Psychologist or relationship couch or life couch will work to give me some insight on something i am writing...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't want to feel objectified. I don't want the pressure of feeling like I need to compete with p0rn girls in order to be sexy. I don't want to be anyone but me. Damnit...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    People say they appreciate honesty but in reality they don't. People want to be lied to and and have their ego stroked. But when you decide you want real honesty I will be here to...
    LipsOfAnAngel89 LipsOfAnAngel89 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I mean...it would be nice and lovely...but i would appreciate a strong friendship more... *sighs* I'm never gonna find one ☹ cos I'm me
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner 13-15, M Nov 29

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    Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who's worth your kindness and who's taking you for granted.
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I don't even know why but I think it's the fact of having someone there Having a shoulder to cry on And just feeling like they will appreciate you for you and just love you
    kiearraryan kiearraryan 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    He stepped up. The kitchen, while not perfect, was cleaner. He's never going to do floors, but he made an effort, cleaned cat boxes, took out garbage. I appreciate it. He isn...
    moonchild0315 moonchild0315 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Unless you ask me something to personal I'm going to be 100% honest with you. I would appreciate it if you were honest with me too. A conversation goes so much better if you are...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    All my family treat my like **** people from school/work.... I pretty much have no one in my life I'm a loner I have no friends and nothing my life is just always been **** right...
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 4

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