I Believe a Little Courtesy Goes a Long Way

Thinking Of Others Is Not So Bad. 363 People

    And I hate when I don't get

    that back. Today my husband was going to the store for groceries and came home 6 hours later. He says he met up with his guy friend at the store and they hung out at the store for 6 hours! Yeah okay. Right.
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    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    Dead I Think

    Common courtesy is disappearing before our eyes, Sad but true, what every happened to holding the door open . Give a smile or even saying Hi To a stranger you pass on the street Unfortunately working in the retail field I witness this death first hand, The children disrespecting...
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2011

    Old Story

    I read this old story by Robert Heinlen, one of my favorite authors.  I forget the name of it, but the story line was everybody carried guns and you had to be polite to everyone because you could get shot for having bad manners.  I work for a company that has very...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1
    56-60, M
    Feb 13, 2010

    It Does

     i always hold the door open for others.i always say yes mam,no mam .and yes sir.what is so sad is that it actually is considered to be a disability now.on my record it said her is a very nice very polite man in his 30`s.as if that is a bad thing.it just a sad state when its...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    Oct 8, 2009

    Guys take note!! This will win a girl over

    every time if you have good manners!
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    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    Two Steps Forward, 10 Steps Back

    It seems as we have become more technologically advanced, more and more people use this as an excuse to not observe the social amenities. Online one can still go through the process of a proper introduction, show respect and consideration. Even if you are specifically here to...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

    Altruistic As It Sounds......

    .....but its true.....A Smile, a 'hello'Holding the door open'please' & 'thank you'A nod in acknowledgmentThe giving up of your seat to someone old, pregnant or who just looks like they could use it more than you.....In today's society of hustle and bustle, of frenetic energy and...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Oct 19, 2011

    I Agree

    Sometimes a little courtesy can open doors that are locked.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2009


    I love this ideology. I also 'preach' this to my kids... You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. It's always a more pleasant experience when you can be nice to people, and it shows in how they react to you. Thanks!
    dangerously39 dangerously39
    51-55, M
    Apr 12, 2010

    25 Items On a Daily To-do List

    1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day, and while you walk, smile.  It is the ultimate anti-depressant. 2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God (or to your higher power or meditate) about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to...
    nudeinva nudeinva
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Mar 27, 2009

    I Wholeheartedly Agree!

    I always try to be courteous and treat others the way that I would like to be treated. Unfortunately, in today's society it seems like common courtesy has gone out the window.  I think people would get along better if they were more courteous. Sometimes it seems that in...
    beaniefiend beaniefiend
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2010

    "No Thank You, Momma"

    My Grandson Jace is the most courteous two year old I have ever seen. My daughter has never answered him "yes" or "no" she answers "Yes, please, Jace" and "No, thank you, Jace." Jace in turn always answers my questions "Yes, please Granny" or "No thank you, Granny" and it melts...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 7, 2012

    Common Courtesy Counts

    Common courtesy seems to be disappearing fast!  Holding a door for someone.  Keeping the elevator door open when you see someone rushing to reach it.  Saying please and thank you.  Smiling and saying hello when someone catches your eye.  Helping a mother with a stroller get...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

    Science Fiction

    I was late for an appointment the other day.  As I parked and got out of my car I noticed 2 other cars in the parking lot had pulled in and 6 or 7 women were getting out.  I immediately knew I would be a little later for my appointment because they were going to get to...
    rw5453 rw5453
    56-60, M
    Jul 2, 2009
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