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I Think Manners Are Important

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    I wish more people did.

    You don't agree with my stories, fine. Want to say you don't agree fine, but you have no right to be a jerk about it and if you are you will be blocked and your comments removed. I don't play around with people who have nothing better to do all day then attack people on their...
    Sillylittleredheadchick Sillylittleredheadchick 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I live in the south where " yes mam"

    or "no sir" were expected in the early 70s. I said it, but my parents were not so strict they expected it or made me. true story, my next door neighbor who was one year younger than me would actually get a spanking if she did not answer her parents or any adult with sir or mam...
    Amelia445 Amelia445 46-50, F 9 Responses Apr 23

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    I feel everyone should have

    and use manners regardless of age. I expect a man to open my door, place my wrap over my shoulders, and pull out a chair at a meal for me to sit on.
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    My partners mom is always messing with her food

    and things and physically with her husband at dinner. I find it awkward and annoying to watch as I have to fake my laugh. I'm not sure if she's just doing it to get rid of me or if their is something wrong with her. We often have to wait at meals for her when she's doing...
    llivan llivan 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think manners are important too.

    .. Too bad the world seems to have forgotten about them. It seems a bit "taboo" to be a respectful person these days
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F Feb 2

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    I may not be the smartest of people,

    but I have good manners.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    There is nothing more attractive

    than a man with manners ;)
    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    Absolutely. I was raised

    that when speaking to an elder you say: Yes ma 'am , No ma'am , yes sir , no sir " Please and thank you are always needed no matter who you're talking to .Hold the doors open for people and if you see someone struggling to carry something , you offer to help...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    I am a believer that manners are important to me

    and I do not care what age you are. I have discussed this issue with my children. Either they use proper manners when talking to others and at the dining room table or they will receive a very stern stare from me or my husband and a physical spanking or lose their special and...
    computerfemale computerfemale 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    Don'T Forget Your Manners.

    Far too often, in my experience, people walk around with their heads down, ignoring everyone else around them. Self absorption – whether in technology or a daily to-do list – causes people to forget that others exist apart from themselves. It is important to recognize that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    "...How a man treats animals is a good

    indicator of how he treats children. If you see him raise a hand to a dog, pack your things into a little black bag. Animals at their worst are only half as annoying as a toddler on their best behaviour. Your kids will be beautiful, but they will also misbehave. Same goes for...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2014

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    The Making Of A Man Or A Woman

    There is an unspoken gratitude and a barely perceptible, but very real, respect that I hold for anyone with manners.  A door held open, a friendly smile or an offer to help makes this fast-paced, high pressure life a litte more bearable for us all.  Courteousy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    1. Say "Excuse Me" or "Sorry"

    when you bump into someone. 2. If your conversation is so important that is requires talking in the middle of a lecture or other setting where silence is expected take it outside so others who want their money's worth can actually learn or enjoy what's going on. 3. It is...
    BlackHindu BlackHindu 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    In this day and age, Emily Post must be

    twirling like a top in her grave!
    johnstlouis johnstlouis 56-60, M Feb 4

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    in a relationship with a dominant male.

    i enjoy being his slave and will make him happy at all costs. first relationship like this and the "newness" is still new and exciting going in our 4th month together. we knew we loved each other before we met....
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 22

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    When u want something.

    ..works like a charm...kakaka
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    It's respectful!I think manners says a lot

    about a person!Opening doors for each other, eating with mouth closed and not talking while eating, saying please/thank you, pulling out a chair for someone, giving up a seat on the bus for someone! You don't see much of this these days and I find it quite sad and wonder why...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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    saying thankyou and just being really polite is

    so nice! and little kids around could pick it up as well and start being polite. be a ro-modle
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    OMG! Some people do NOT know what manners are!

    😡 I was always taught to be polite and well mannered everywhere I go.
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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    Respecting others as human beings,

    not holding judgement on their choices-sometimes just saying 'please' & 'thank you' to a random person you interact with can put them on cloud nine. I-accidentally-chucked some rubbish (litter) on a suburban street the other day-which I never do. A guy yelled-when I say yelled...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    candyblu candyblu 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Manners Are Powerful, Not Pretentious

    “I mean, good manners don’t cost nothin’, do they?” (Pink Floyd, Dark side of the moon).Manners are powerful.  I had no idea when my mother drilled me in ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and how to eat properly at a table... that she was giving me a gift in life, something...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    It really is, though.

    Like, if you think about it, manners can tell you a lot about a person.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Manners !

    I do think that it's, unfortunately, a forgotten art these days.... Treating people with respect, using first names.... I always use first names, a sign of friendliness I find....being polite and interested in what others have to say....sitting up, not slouching back; not only...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F Mar 19, 2013

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    Please at least say hello

    before you start asking personal questions of me. Manners cost nothing. If it helps imagine you are meeting me for the first time in person - would you just walk up to me and ask me embarrassing and personal questions?
    jillibeanz jillibeanz 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 21

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    Johnnyrotten1 Johnnyrotten1 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    manners is simply consideration

    for others. otherwise, it is protocol
    bobdole8469 bobdole8469 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    Story Comments

    Okey. I know for all of us here who loves writing from groups, that  we feel can relate more directly to what we have. To which we start writing/typing down our thoughts and and giving it a title, mostly for some reason we try to avoid involutary hurtfull message, we proof-read...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    There never is a second chance

    for a first impression.
    Evened Evened 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2014

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    A well educated and well brought up person

    will always be kind and gentle to children, older people and animals... They will always take time to be thankful and oblige... Personally, I always say please and thanks to waiters and maids serving food or taking my coat at someone´s place... they are doing their jobs and...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    Why is it so rare to find people with manners

    these days??! Jeez it's terrible
    CrystalCastless CrystalCastless 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    It's important to me

    that my son grows up to have manners and be a gentleman
    trishayvette trishayvette 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13, 2014

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    I am fed up with people telling me I am old

    fashioned and out of touch becuase I care about manners. I was brought up that way, it is matter what you say but it must be said in polite ways and always good mannered. And it was how I tried to raise my children too.
    pacodad pacodad 70+, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    This is how I was raised

    and a few of my two year olds first words were please, thank you and you're welcome. She now has better manners than a lot of adults I know. :)
    Bluebell83 Bluebell83 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    Manners tell a lot about yourself,

    plus always fits good in any situation. I like to have class,yet I am a crazy girl. Never too late to learn...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    Being young doesn't mean I don't have manners.

    Mother has always taught me the importance of it and I respect much of it.
    Kumarie Kumarie 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Manners are important

    and it's respectful :) I find it very sexy and attractive and hot when a man has manners and is respectful
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F Mar 10, 2014

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    People who don't say thanks

    if you do something that you went out of your way to do really makes me angry.
    JBee99 JBee99 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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