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I Think Manners Are Important

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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 6 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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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, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 31, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    The speedy manner by

    which I hit delete, ignore, or block is directly proportional to the speedy manner in which that impertinent thought is delivered by the (ir)responsible idiot.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    Who has better manners?

    An Aussie, An Alien, A Dane, Billy the Kid.. ?
    Wendy630 Wendy630 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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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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    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, 2015

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    XavierSenpai XavierSenpai 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    magiceye81 magiceye81 31-35, M Jan 2

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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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    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 6 Responses Feb 4, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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    When somebody opens the door

    for you, you say thank you.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2015

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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, 2015

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    How can we expect children

    and teenagers to have manners when a lot of old people have none. I find younger people have better manners than some older people who are ignorant and can't even be bothered to say please or thank you. I state this from my own experiences. So well done all you polite young...
    Happyboy4 Happyboy4 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 22 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16, 2015

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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 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2015

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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 5 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    I've been the victim of lies

    and gossip where I live and I think I know who's started it and fuels it. I recently was approached by my new neighbour and her male friend. They said they'd heard id said negative things about her which was untrue! After all I'd been through (I won't bore you lol) I broke down...
    mustlovedogs101 mustlovedogs101 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    Yes its important and

    yet there's a lot of educated people and no manners!
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F Aug 9, 2015

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    Simple please and thank you,

    show appreciation for what is done for you and what you are given
    MumSarah MumSarah 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    I am always, without a doubt,

    as polite and friendly as possible especially towards those who probably don't expect it. I don't think I could behave any other way. Often people's first impression of me is 'incredibly polite.' I always try to make sure that the people around me notice my appreciation and...
    ImperfectWeather ImperfectWeather 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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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 15 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    And they are free!! :) It makes me feel good

    to show/use pleasant manners. I think it shows the worth I see in the other and is a sign of respect. I like to be treated well ... and to be treated well myself, I guess I think it important to treat others how I want to be treated. As I said before, a please or thank you...
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    is it just me or am i the only one

    who finds reading an email that just says "hey" or "hi" or even "hello" just a tad bit rude lol
    Nessalov3s Nessalov3s 22-25, F 18 Responses Jan 16

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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 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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    Kids today got no manners ,

    tells you plot about their parents
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 15

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    candyblu candyblu 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2015

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    Don't force someone so strictly

    until they gone insane, in fact, you don't want that happen on you too.
    EndlessDesire EndlessDesire 18-21, M Dec 13, 2015

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    Don't touch while I'm dancing!

    Tell me your name first. Maybe ask me to join you for a drink? A pleasant conversation of some kind is nice, before you give me the proposition, or touch me....
    Cadenatdanseuse Cadenatdanseuse 22-25, F Dec 28, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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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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    You just broke the first commandment.

    Thou shalt not be a dumbass!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Jun 1, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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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
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T Aug 6, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I highly value manners in friendships

    and relationships, so this entices with why I can't stand to be greeted with "hey how's it going" or "hi what's up" It not only sounds impolite but just sounds completely immature and nongenuine. You can tell alot about what a persons intentions are by the way they greet others...
    ThisStrangeEffect ThisStrangeEffect 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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