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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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    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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    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 20 Responses Jun 28

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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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    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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    candyblu candyblu 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 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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    Johnnyrotten1 Johnnyrotten1 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 7, 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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    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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    "...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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    Yes its important and

    yet there's a lot of educated people and no manners!
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 10 Responses Jun 2

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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 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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    You just broke the first commandment.

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

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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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    It really is, though.

    Like, if you think about it, manners can tell you a lot about a person.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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 8 Responses Apr 23

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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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    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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    manners is simply consideration

    for others. otherwise, it is protocol
    bobdole8469 bobdole8469 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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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 3 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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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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    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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    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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