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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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    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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    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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    ..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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Good manners make a full man. They are very essential for human civilization. Without good manners, man is like a purse without money, though it is very attractive from outside...
    malak87 malak87 26-30, M Mar 27

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    I just wanted to thank all of my EP friends today. .... All the support and kind words have been just amazing. This has overall been a wonderful experience. I so appreciate all the...
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I just wanna say thanks for all the advice you guys have given me. I really appreciate it and I have come to terms with myself and people I thought were there for me. 😊
    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F Apr 10

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    There are no rules in being a good man or woman There are no rules to being good You live life, you do what's right and try best to keep a positive mood Good deeds are welcomed...
    LeahIsGone LeahIsGone 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    You become what you focus on and like the people you spend with. I am a passimistic person, i choose to focus on the best in people, the brighter moments, and the beauty and...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    And cherrish mine weekly. If not sooner.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    If located. It gets rougher every year.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    4-year-old Philadelphia girl boards 3 a.m. bus in search of slushie:The girl knows what she wants.A 4-year-old woke in the middle of the night, slipped out of her house and boarded...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Never ever take people that care about you for granted. They are giving you their time and consider you worthy of it. You are very important and so are they.
    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't consider rudeness or childish behaviour nice or cool... not funny either... good manners are not a luxury, they are a must if we want others to respect us and our feelings...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    . I hope everyone get their fucken karma soon ... Yes there are discrimination and racism in the uk and only white citizen get given dignity but the only thing I get from white...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    i work in a shop and i am finding increasingly there is a lot of rudeness in shops these days, they don't seem to take the time to even say hi who are you, its an i couldn't care...
    angeleyes1371 angeleyes1371 41-45, F Apr 7

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    Being young doesn't mean I don't have manners. Mother has always taught me the importance of it and I respect much of it.
    Kumarie Kumarie 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I despise any male without manners toward women. I hate all abusive, rapists, and power hungry males. If you do not know how to treat a woman then stay the hell away from me. I...
    blondecollegefemale blondecollegefemale 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Men without manners are pigs!
    koditrust koditrust 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I find it weird how easily people forget their manners on internet. To me it's just natural to greet someone when starting a conversation. Ask the person's name , unless you wish...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    i hate bad manners. i hate it when people dont say please and thank you. i always do.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I feel everyone should have and use manners regardless of age. I expect a man to open my door, place my wrap over my shoulders, and pull out a chair at a meal for me to sit on.
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I wouldn't consider a mannerless male as a 'Man',at all....yes, manners are that important to me!
    ScorpLady ScorpLady 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I guess I am. I do my best to do what mum and dad tell me. Doing good in school and show proper manners say sir and ma'am and thank you, do not touch alcohol or cigarrettes and...
    Julia1600 Julia1600 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    For my wife and of course for my girls. After my last "discussion" with my oldest daughter I had this morning a long gentel talk with her about manners ect. I let her tell her...
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Just because my light is on does not mean Im always here lots of times I leave it on & go do other things I like to be able to pop in periodically, without having to log in & out...
    bevS62 bevS62 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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