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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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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2015

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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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    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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    My son has really bad manners.

    So I try to stress manners and be an example for him.
    Bctwix06 Bctwix06 70+, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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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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    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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    I think good manners is basically about respect.

    We can never go wrong with showing regard for people.
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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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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    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 46-50, F Aug 17, 2012

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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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    In my opinion there's a drastic difference

    between being shy and having manners. Speak when spoken to! Basically I'm a very shy person but I will go out of my way to start conversations with new people at work because it's POLITE. So annoying that a "good morning" or "how was your weekend" is answered with a stare. It...
    Whatsmystory Whatsmystory 26-30, F Nov 19, 2015

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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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    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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    Even more so when it's a child

    that is showing good manners, especially when they do so on their own.
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Nov 21, 2015

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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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    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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    To me, there is nothing more attractive

    and pleasant than someone who always says please and thank you, a gentleman who pulls out your chair for you & opens your door. The people who run ahead of you to open the door as you are entering a building and those who pick up something without hesitation if you drop it. I...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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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 14 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    Good manners are very important to me.

    i feel that having good mannersw can respectfully shows space and bounderies as well as just being kind and thoughtful towards another.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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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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    Why do people continue to eat with bad manners

    after someone tells them its a turnoff?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 10, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi every one we all can go back to

    the basics of good manners an healthy habits.just have the habit of washing hands an covering your face when you cough or sneeze we all can be better off.
    marblemuck marblemuck 66-70, M Oct 13, 2015

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    appreciate what you have,before it turns into what you had...
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    I was waiting at a stop light over the weekend and witnessed a moment of pure love. An elderly gentleman was walking with his dog in a little grassy ***** next to a shopping...
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    I appreciate someone being honest with me than lie about it to make me feel good.I'm an open-minded person that take comments as a lessons.I just hate when people talk behind your...
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    I enjoy drinking my beer in a pub and I much prefer my beer from a barrel/keg. I appreciate all the different bottled beers we can now buy in supermarkets but I am certain, sold...
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