I Say Please and Thank You

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    maybe it is old school,

    maybe now there is just an app for that, maybe it is just how I was raised....But I still do, each and every day. And not just to the ones I know and love, but to each and every person I encounter. It is amazing how sometimes when I say please or thank you to someone the look...
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    4 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    Manners Are Not Dead

    Not if you ask me it isn't. And I'll do my best to pass this on, or afflict others a little with my awful awful good manners. Yes, I say please and thank you, when you're supposed to. I say "you're welcome" when you're welcome. And.. Just overall I consider myself polite and well...
    VannaZanna VannaZanna
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 7, 2011

    it is how I was raised,

    ,,,,,,,respect,,,,,yes sir no sir,please and thank you,
    Bluesky52 Bluesky52
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2016

    My parents always taught me to be polite.

    So, that's what I always try to be! :)
    AmeliaC2002 AmeliaC2002
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    I know my manners. I say please

    and thank you. I'm respectful.
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    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    Because it's the way I'm raised.

    I can also say "sorry" when I've made a mistake. That's also part of the package.
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014

    i think people lost this habit nowadays.

    i cant see those people actually. i think people should thank to each other in normal actions. its polite way to talk.
    berealistic81 berealistic81
    31-35, M
    Sep 1, 2014
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    Luckily I was raised that way

    And I am thankful to my parents for that. Will try do exactly same good job with my kids. During my life it has many times proved useful to be polite.
    MrQ MrQ
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

    I make a conscience effort to be polite.

    I will say "thank you" out of habit and quite often I don't get a "you're welcome". It doesn't bother me, though. I don't thank people to hear a "you're welcome" in return; I do because I want them to know they are appreciated and that's good enough for me.
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    1 Response Oct 5, 2014

    The two words I, probably,

    just can't get rid of..
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    Jul 21, 2015
    Batsandstars Batsandstars
    22-25, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    There is no excuse for not having good manners.

    I hold open doors for not only ladies but gents too. I help older folks crossing the street. The simplest gesture is to say 'Please' and 'Thank You', is that asking too much? For some, you might as well be asking for a million dollars.
    peteythedog peteythedog
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    I was raised with manners

    and know how to act
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    i think people lost this habit nowadays.

    i cant see those people actually. i think people should thank to each other in normal actions. its polite way to talk.
    berealistic811 berealistic811
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2014
    MissDago MissDago
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    Minimum amount of manners.

    ..to say please and thank you.Demanding enters in another category and lifestyle hehe
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    Oct 5, 2014

    I think it is very important to say please

    and thank you and to teach your kids to say it also
    daisychain33 daisychain33
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    How I Was Raised.

    OMG I must be the older generation now. This is how my parents raised me. Grew up with Aretha's R E S P E C T . Kids today seem to have no respect for themselves or others. i still stand to allow a woman to sit when on public transportation even though I am handicapped. I always...
    whatsnextforme whatsnextforme
    61-65, M
    5 Responses Nov 29, 2013

    I haven't been on EP very long,

    but everyone on here is so friendly! Never in a million years would I expect to gain so much inspiration and wisdom from people on here! So for that, I thank you. Have a wonderful and peaceful day :)
    wilzyp wilzyp
    22-25, M
    May 26, 2015

    It was drilled into us

    as children. I grew up with great aunts and uncles. These guys had survived and fought in two world wars! Had seen the sprawl of towns and cities. Seen the rise of football hooliganism, seen the start of television,lost many family and friends along the way. So it was drilled...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    May 15, 2014

    I grew up with manners

    and honestly I have found how useful it is to get things done now a days, I was always taught that you get more bees with honey then salt, which means if your nice you can get more accomplished then being mean or negative.. This is just some life experience I am sharing 😊
    John2526 John2526
    36-40, M
    May 15, 2014

    Thank you EP for existing.

    I know all good things eventually come to an end. Please can you not close down?
    TrySN TrySN
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2016

    cuz I was raised right with a huge dose of

    southern hospitality! so, I always say please and thank you!
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    3 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    Maybe because the way I was raised .

    .. But I always say please and thank you. When you thank people now, they look at you like you have two heads sometimes! But I think it's rude not to say "thanks," and if you need something ... Say "please." It's not that difficult and helps make the world a better place!
    formulaoneut formulaoneut
    41-45, M
    Aug 30, 2015
    Tannasheart Tannasheart
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2014

    Hello to all of my friends .

    As you all know , this site is closing . I can understand with a lot of sleezy creeps jumping on the bandwagon and causing the hair on the back of our necks to stand up . This site for me has had its ups and downs . I've opened my heart on many occasion here. Sometimes as a...
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    7 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    I grew up in a big family.

    We didn't have much other than what really counts, love and companionship. I envied a lot of what my friends had, but they always shared. Food was tight for my early years, but my friends parents fed me anything they had. I appreciate people, and respect those who are willing to...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2016
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    Oct 5, 2014
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    May 13, 2015

    Being polite is extremely important to me

    and saying please and thank go hand in hand. Good manners show parts of who you truly are.
    rb47 rb47
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015

    I think this is a missing art

    that is not being passed down, sonnies!!!! Grandpa voice emphasis
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    Aug 5, 2015

    I always mind my Please

    and thank you . I learned the code of the south. I know how I should behave and I try to do my best.
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe
    26-30, M
    Jun 13, 2015


    AND SAVE SOME LADY'S DAY! I was driving down the road yesterday and the traffic was AWFUL! Like horrendous... I was on a 4 lane city street, bumper to bumper, going from red light to red light. I drive a diesel truck, and I like to be polite; consequently I usually have quite...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    Apr 25, 2014

    I am just like that. I still say "yes,

    please" and "thanks" or "thank you". I don't always say it but I am still always grateful. If someone else opens a store door, restaurant door, car door for me, I definitely always say thank you. I am not a weakling but I definitely appreciate chivalrous gestures whether they're...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Sep 10, 2015
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