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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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    pay attention to those around you,

    their needs and wants. Be aware of how you treat others because sometimes it's all in the approach. Show ppl that you do care about how they feel if upset or frustrated don't just chalk it up to someone is just a *****. We have no idea what's going on in ppls lives. They could...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Do you also experience

    that people aren't greeting each other anymore? I was taught, that the person who sees the other first has to greet first, and if they can see each other at the same time (Like when they're walking in the street in opposite directions) the person of the "lower rank" has to...
    fiorrr fiorrr 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Two young men in the shop the other day Short

    bar ten pence I said here you go guys Did they say thanks Did they bollocks Wtf
    scatt1234 scatt1234 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Your demonstration of them reflects your

    capability of acceptance towards people and mind your self in terms of respect, honor and dignity towards them.
    SkyeJ SkyeJ 16-17, F Aug 2

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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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    candyblu candyblu 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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.

    Too bad they have become a rare thing on these days. It's like no one was raised with manners, especially the people at my school. Could they be any ruder. Some people just need a book of manners thrown at their head.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 1

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F Aug 9

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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 Apr 29

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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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    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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    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F Jul 31

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    You just broke the first commandment.

    Thou shalt not be a dumbass!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Jun 1

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    Manners are rare these days.

    You say thank you at as station and they look like your an idiot go fgure society is going to s h I t. Nobody values the simple things in life
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Aug 6

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    I have this fun book with a picture of man

    jumping up on a table while alot of other people are sitting at it. And it says. "Get down? Get down off the table? Sounds to me like you just dont respect mens rights". And at the bottum. "This gentleman clearly hasnt been taking assertiviness classes. Or has he?" Reminds me of...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 22

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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 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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    When I was 11 we were taking the fløyensbanen

    up the mountain and an elderly tourist visiting from Japan was with her family Unfortunately none of them had secured a seat and it was their first time taking it from what I observed so I offered the lady my seat and went to stand with the rest. I got off at the top and...
    Roguene Roguene 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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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    Here is a letter reprinted from my magazine

    Christian Home: When I was 14, I was being raised by my mother, an aunt and older sister. My father had long ago abandoned the family. Both adult women had to work to support the household so I had to do various domestic chores, including laundry. One morning, after neglecting...
    TeachingRespect TeachingRespect 51-55, F Aug 14

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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 2 Responses Apr 22

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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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    But wouldn't a world

    where everyone can be themselves and not have to always posh up to each other for a good first impression be good too? :)
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jul 24

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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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    To me manners show respect,

    and people respect you if you show them respect. It also makes you look more mature compared to people who doesn't always use proper manners or language when appropriate.
    butterfly4558 butterfly4558 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    An elderly man at the checkout with just a few

    items puts them on the conveyor belt. Young woman joins the same checkout, throws the old man's items into a basket in the holder, puts her own on the belt and goes straight through. Check out assistant never said a word. Nice.
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 15 Responses Aug 20

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    I think even today manners are important.

    I always say please and thank. It's funny, whenever I meet someone new in person I accidentally call them sir and ma'am. I've just gotten so used to it. I'm not big on whether or not other people have a lot of manners as long as they're respectful but I guess a part of me finds...
    Foxyvan Foxyvan 41-45, F 16 Responses Jun 28

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    It's common sense, people.

    I may not use them all the time, but only with people that 1: I really like, and it's acceptable. Or 2: I really hate them, and I don't give a ****. But really, has a "please" and "thank you" ever killed anyone? No.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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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 7 Responses Apr 23

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    It's a reflection of a person's character

    for me and indicates to me that the individual had some meter of both respect for others and themself, and discipline.
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    And I think that the lack of manners is a huge

    part of the problems that we have right now.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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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    I feel like manners have gone completely out

    the window. Parents seem to not teach their kids the importance of such things anymore. I get weird looks when I hold the door for someone or say please and thank you. That's quite sad.
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    There was a woman behind us today

    while shopping and she was huffing and puffing away because she couldn't get past us on this busy isle, when she managed to push her way past us my sister said "you could have said excuse me you know" then the woman had the cheek to say "well you shouldn't block the isle then" I...
    CookmySock CookmySock 18-21, M Aug 2

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    Very much so!! But when adults fight in Walmart,

    how on earth can they be teaching any at all.
    ItsSIRtoyou ItsSIRtoyou 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    Yes its important and

    yet there's a lot of educated people and no manners!
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 9 Responses Jun 2

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    I think it's important to have manners

    because of the people who are around you.
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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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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    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    That is just one thing us southern mommas do

    very very well...teach and insist on good manners. I love being from the south.
    SouthernGApeach SouthernGApeach 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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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 Jun 26, 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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