I Think Manners Are Important

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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
    4 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    It's important to me

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

    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
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    Who has better manners?

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

    When I was growing up in a home,

    I was taught manners. Saying please and thank you. However, my younger siblings werent taught manners by my biological Dad's side of the family. I found my younger siblings rude and thoughtless, and ungrateful. I was appalled at how they behaved towards me.
    noaht43 noaht43
    41-45, T
    Mar 6

    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
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    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
    Aug 2, 2015

    When somebody opens the door

    for you, you say thank you.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    Nov 2, 2015

    OMG! Some people do NOT know what manners are!

    😡 I was always taught to be polite and well mannered everywhere I go.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    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
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2015
    XavierSenpai XavierSenpai
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    There never is a second chance

    for a first impression.
    Evened Evened
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 20

    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
    11 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I am well mannered and very respectful i say

    thank you all the time i must say it so many times a day its on my well used popular phrases in my daily life haha
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Apr 3

    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
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    You just broke the first commandment.

    Thou shalt not be a dumbass!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Jun 1, 2015
    magiceye81 magiceye81
    31-35, M
    Jan 2

    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

    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

    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
    6 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    I would get SLAPPED for having bad manners.

    .. I think some people are getting CHEATED :)
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 16

    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, 2015

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Aug 9, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2015
    candyblu candyblu
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2015

    Don't force someone so strictly

    until they gone insane, in fact, you don't want that happen on you too.
    EmotionallyStrained EmotionallyStrained
    18-21, M
    Dec 13, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

    Yes its important and

    yet there's a lot of educated people and no manners!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    Yes very much I think.

    .. Actually for me it's impossible to act you know... unpolite to others... I can't even use harsh words ... it's rare when I say it and it's still decent haha ^^" Most of the people think it's weird ...
    JaneSerenity JaneSerenity
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Feb 17
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    12 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    This has been happening a lot lately: I hold a

    door open for someone, and they just breeze on through it while completely ignoring me. They don't even look at me, let alone say 'thank you'. Do people lack even the most basic courtesy? It was as if I didn't exist (except that if I really didn't exist then the door would have...
    CosmoLang CosmoLang
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Mar 6

    Kids today got no manners ,

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

    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
    17 Responses Jan 16

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    "...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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 6, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 31, 2015
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