I Believe In Common Courtesy

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    It's not really that hard.

    you just have to not be rude. Please, thank you, excuse me. not very complicated
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior
    26-30, M
    Apr 12, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

    I know people have busy lives.

    I was brought up with manners which seem to be lacking these days. I was taught that when you tell someone your going to do something you do it. To say thank you when someone does something nice. Your welcome goes along way. Your word is your bond. I haven't met many...
    gigi1425 gigi1425
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    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

    seriously is it that hard to apologise to

    someone if you walk into them.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    I give everyone the benefit of the doubt

    and stay objective. when someone is rude to me I tell them to have a nice day. I understand that their bad day has nothing to do with me.
    lynberry1978 lynberry1978
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2015


    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

    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
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2011

    Please have the decency to at least ask me "is

    it ok if I smoke here" but instead you sit right next to me and chose to smoke anyway without common courtesy just rude!!!
    shericka1992 shericka1992
    22-25, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    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
    Oct 27, 2009

    Please and thank you are easy enough terms.

    They don't belittle you by your using them. But so few people actually do, it seems to me.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2015

    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
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2010

    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

    I always do little bows,

    I always try to remember giving thanks for any service given, even if I've already paid for it. I have learned to listen as much as i speak If someone breaks one of my self-set law i know it may be for a good reason and seek to lift the man or woman to their end goal regardless...
    Yggdrasilian Yggdrasilian
    26-30, M
    Apr 11, 2015

    This runs in my family.

    We are nice and kind people.
    DML2451 DML2451
    26-30, M
    Apr 12, 2015

    Basic manners and courtesy cost nothing,

    and there is really no excuse for not employing them. I encounter too many people these days who seem to have no common courtesy at all, and it definitely does affect the way I see them and the way I subsequently treat them.
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    And it happens to be quite rare these days.

    More times and I can count people would directly look you in the eye and not acknowledge you. Now..... I say good day..evening or whatever and keep it moving. Side note: Be courteous or polite DOES NOT MEAN I AM FLIRTING. I was raised with manners as part of my upbringing.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 12, 2015


    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

    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
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jun 26, 2010

    Yes I might sympathize with your story about

    the horrible things you went through as a child, and how sensitive and lacking in support you might be. And I might even answer an inbox request, occasionally. But at least have the decency to be polite. Don't pretend to be concerned about me, ask questions, abandon the...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jul 4, 2012

    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

    common courtesy applies

    not only out and about but everywhere even in the privacy of your own home. The biggest problem with why it seems to be disappearing is people show none when they are online they dont concern themselves with what anyone thinks about what they say or do in the digital world and...
    majere1222 majere1222
    31-35, M
    Feb 14, 2015
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