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I Believe In Common Courtesy

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    It Is, Sadly, No Longer Common

    Not long ago, while at my local bus terminal, I witnessed a couple teens horsing around.  One of the pair was a boy, the other a girl.  As I watched, somehow the pair crashed into each other.  Both hit the ground.  The boy was up in an instant frantically grabbing for...His...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    Rudeness

    What is it that makes people believe that they can do or say whatever they like as if they are the only person on this planet that matters? Are they born this way or bread this way? Went to dinner with my family last night and as we are ordering we hear a lady from the table by...
    CopperBlaze CopperBlaze 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    It Costs Nothing And Says So Much.

    I believe in common courtesy alas I fear it is something that we are losing in society with each passing generation.The words Please and Thank You are becoming rare.How often do you hold the door open for the next person entering a premises or give up your seat to an elderly...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 6 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    Manners

    Come on. Is it really so hard to hold a door for someone, say excuse me, please and thank you, or even smile at a stranger?
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    Give Your Courtesy

    the way I see it - when someone is rude, or doesn't say thanks or does not show me courtesy I give them my warmest smile and maybe a wave if I'm driving because they are obviously sad, mad or bad and they need it more than I do
    mixedupkid mixedupkid 36-40 2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    Not Something That Is Taught

    Common Courtesy is something that shouldn't be taught. It should be something that people learn when they grow up. Its a little something that when it does happen brings a little happiness or thoughtfullness into people's lives. Some items of common courtesy include holding a...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F Nov 6, 2012

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    Its Nice To Be Nice

    a few weeks ago while going to work couldnt help but notice how bad mannered some people are to each other, these were not young people but adults who in my opinion should know better, it was just dog eat dog with them no respect for anbody or anthing, even the old lady...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    A 'thank You' Would Have Sufficed

    I bought a new digital camera a month ago to replace an older one. The other is not that old, just four years old and in great shape. I paid close to $300 for it back then and only wanted to get $60 for it now. I am not familiar with selling things on eBay so I didn't go there...
    genxandy genxandy 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2011

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    A Bit Of Kindness May Go A Long Way -- It Might Even Make Somebody's Day

    Common courtesy -- such as holding open the door for the next person, stopping to let someone cross the street, helping people cross the street, and showing kindness to clerks and cashiers assisting you -- is so effortless, and, in my opinion, comes with its own reward, usually a...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 15, 2010

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    Give Me At Least .... Common Courtesy, Leave!

    Not much to ask for is it.... when you are staying/visiting at others home and your welcome has come to an end. Leave! Please!! Now. I have had some pretty ill-mannered folks staying here from out of state. They were causing some serious trouble. I had turned the last cheek i...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    It's Just Right

    Silly things like holding the door for someone or allowing someone to cross the road in front of you. What happened to people and why aren't we nicer? I guess it isn't everyone, I meet wonderful, big hearted people all the time, but those few you just wanna smack in the...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    I Do

        i believe in common  courtesy . i just love how our foreigners from canada  or THe UK . they will bag there own groceries and even return the cart . i have no problem bagging the food items and other stuff but they are so polite and nice about it .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2009

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    Hello

    i was brought up 2 be polite+friendly 2 be kind 2ppl+treat them as u want 2 b treated i believe it never hurts 2b nice+if we all live by that the world wud b that bit happier u should say thank u when some1 does something 4 u,no matter how small and some kind words+consideration...
    spencerried spencerried 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    Sunday Mornings

    I am always entertained about how people drive and treat their fellow motorists when church lets out. It seems that all the 'goodness' goes out the window and it becomes 'driving for keeps'
    edwerz edwerz 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    I've actually got more guy friends that girl friends! I really do believe that a guy and a girl can just be friends. But I guess that's just my opinion; I've got brothers, and then...
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