Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Appreciate Good Manners

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,310 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Doors

    I like it when people hold/open doors. I try to reciprocate it often.
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Dec 10, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ..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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    A cup of tea is good in the morning.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometime some good thing end..Than i feel very bad.I think good thing is end i don't say anyone but i feel that i am getting change.something happen to me.A change what kind of...
    Najdia Najdia 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Good morning all :)
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Thank goodness we are all individuals in this world. We do not always do the right thing, say the right thing, live the correct way but we are all individuals and that's what makes...
    FullOfDreams FullOfDreams 46-50, F 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Take a second to place your palms together, bow your head and close your eyes and just thank God for breathing, seeing, hearing, walking, sniffing, blinking, scratching, feeling...
    lunamcmxcix lunamcmxcix 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Please and thank you cost nothing. So if someone let's you pass by or opens a door just say thanks! I say thank you to the bus driver when I get off the bus,9 times out of 10 I'm...
    Englishrose1973 Englishrose1973 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am so fed up with people who don't respond to my messages. It happens quite alot. I drop them a message, or respond to one they sent, then I never hear from them again. I could...
    SJones68 SJones68 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been spending quite a bit of time, here lately, with my chiropractor, after a very frustrating back injury during yoga class. While Dr. M is a sizzling hot man, whose hands on...
    badassgirrrl badassgirrrl 41-45, F 8 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    there's this girl in my research group with zero manners. she annoyed me enough to make me write this. she interrupts when someone is talking, she throws brainless opinions before...
    Mateom93 Mateom93 22-25, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My good friend. Hes great. He just sent me the cutest message on Facebook 😊 Damn that guy... 😙 It's too bad he lives all the way in Afghanistan 😣
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yeah, I appreciate and adore those people with good control/power on what they say, I mean the selection of the words in the language they speak... its an art, and it requires a...
    guy2connect guy2connect 31-35, M Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Right now something is wrong with the html or perhaps my apple or something in congruence with this site. everything is shifted a bit and cut off and some words are not legible...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I believe my good sense of humor is one of the best qualities I have. Even though i've been battling depression most of my life, a good laugh always makes my day. But for some...
    BluRain04 BluRain04 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think they're cool. I think you need to tell them up front as soon as it happens, maybe they don't know. Maybe an old timey slap in the face for the real jerks. But I don't...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really appreciate the things you do for me. The way you make me feel and I feel we are perfect for each other. Only 366 miles stopping us!! Our chat we just had was me showing my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my life is boring just bcoz i was always teached to be a good boy everytime and now i think i should not listen to them and bring some wildness in my life
    bluesky619 bluesky619 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think/ know my boyfriend loves and appreciates me and probably do anything for me. But sometimes it feels like he doesn't care about me from his actions. Like for flipping at me...
    smilesx36 smilesx36 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There was nowhere else I could post this. The title seemed to be most related to what i want to say. So, i don't have 'friends' as such here on Ep. I'm not very social here...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Aug 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Being a gentleman is a quality aspired to by many.
    butterflybitch butterflybitch 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm dedicated, loyal, loving and so much more. In a relationship with my partner for 6 years now. But it has always been tough love. Its so hard for him to show me emotions, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To me manners show respect, and people respect you if you show them respect. It also makes you look more mature compared to people who doesn't always use proper manners or language...
    butterfly4558 butterfly4558 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

    Your Response

    Cancel