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I Think Manners Are Important

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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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    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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    Why are manners so few

    and far between nowadays? Just simple things like saying thank you to someone for holding a door open for you. I think its because people are so busy and in a rush in their lives that they seem to have been forgotten. Manners cost nothing but speak volumes about the kind of...
    Lou2011 Lou2011 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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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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    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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    It really is, though.

    Like, if you think about it, manners can tell you a lot about a person.
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 2 Responses 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...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    There never is a second chance

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

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    Please..... And Thank You!

    Essential aspects of civilised social interaction are good manners. Here in France you will be frowned on if when entering a shop, like a boulangerie, you do not say 'bonjour!'- good morning! It costs nothing, and does so much for social cohesion to be polite and amenable to...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Sep 15, 2013

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    I think above all manners are really important.

    I feel that there is a difference between being literate and being educated. The fine line between the two is that an educated person is not only literate but is also a person of character and relevance.
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 18-21 Mar 23, 2014

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    I think manners are very important especially

    the way you treat others. Treat others as you want to be treated but helping others especially if they need help like helping open doors and etc helps others as well. You will be rewarded by doing this. You should also be rewarded by a good spanking if you don't. It is...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232 61-65, M Mar 16, 2014

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    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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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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    manners is simply consideration

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

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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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    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...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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

    .................................... "Manners maketh man."
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    BRAT Are you a brat or has someone called you a

    brat? This generally means that you only care about yourself and your attitude is the same. IF you are a woman, I know people tend to shy away from brats as this type of attitude does hurt others. Having manners of listening to others and respecting their opinion goes a long...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232 61-65, M Mar 23, 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 10 Responses Feb 4

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    It says a lot about how you tend to treat

    people in general. A person who holds a door or simply takes the time to thank me for something is raise up quite a bit in my esteem. It letse know if uour someone I would want in my life,
    Addison87 Addison87 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2014

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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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    Real manners. The kind

    where you treat people like you would like to be treated. Opening doors and eating with the correct piece of silverware is nice but manners are a whole lot more than the surface appearance of manners. Though that is a nice addition.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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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.
    sel27 sel27 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It seems some like to hide behind a computer

    as they can get away with being a rude jack@ss that way. I think manners are important and treating people with respect (until they give you a reason not to) should be the norm even on social media. That is not the world we live in, unfortunately.
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    Very important. It's a tie breaker

    for me. I like people who have good manners! :)
    heyitsmichell heyitsmichell 18-21, F Mar 20, 2014

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    When Did Parents Stop Teaching Their Kids Manners?

    Seriously, I have a sister-in-law who is divorced and raising 2 kids on her own. They are 11 and 8 and fun to be with, good, all around kids...but they have zero manners. Now I was raised saying "thank you" when someone gave/did you something, even something as simple as a...
    TXredhead TXredhead 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2010

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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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    I Like When People Are Polite

    For me Manners are really important i am affected by words and their intentions easily. Sometimes much more than normal. A Simple Smile makes my day. The simple words like Please, Thank you, Take Care, Excuse me have a lasting effect. Simple Gestures like Holding A Door Giving...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 12 Responses Dec 27, 2010

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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