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I Wonder What Has Happened To Manners

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 304 People

    You Won't Find Them In My House!

    My roommate has no problem with burping. Also those long ones that come with drinking carbonation. Just to annoy me I think. And the guy doesn't know how to pick up leftovers and empty soda bottles off the coffee table. I don't leave messes myself. And I'm not going to clean...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    What happened to getting to know someone,

    going out on a dates, getting into a relationship, falling in love, before having making love?? There's a quote I like that says, "I believe that many people have had sex, but not many have made love." That statement is so true...
    JoyMungai JoyMungai 18-21, F May 17

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    Wow

    You know..my five year old autistic son has better manners than most adults I know?  It's amazing how rude people can be. 
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 9 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Mine Never Went Anywhere

    You know what? I never thought I would hear myself say this but I am kind of grateful my Father was so strict and mean. I have always had good manners, they never left me. He beat discipline into us kids at an early age and there was a zero tolerance policy in our house when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    Seriously!!!

    Whatever happened to simple please and thank you?  For holding the door open for someone?  To being kind and curtious instead of selfish and self-righteous? The world is going to sh*t.  I blame parents.  And before you go throwing stone, yes, I myself am...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    I was at a store for purchasing some household

    items.I stood in the queue at the counter.There was a lady with a cart full of things she had bought.I just kept the few things I had bought on the counter and waited for her to finish.She glared at me and then said that she was before me I just stepped back and kept quiet.And I...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Scarfing Down Food

    I cant believe how many people scarf down their food in public!
    realita realita 31-35, F May 11, 2010

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    zuzi57 zuzi57 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Where'd They Go?

    I'm not even specifying being curse free (because that would be impossible for me) but mainly being cordial to others. What happened to the polite smile, the hello's and the occasional "how are you doing?" all with a GENUINE tone of voice. What happened to opening doors for...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Manners

    I think they have gone the same placethose missing socks have ran away to and they were joined with Respect they are just gone
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 25, 2013

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    Respect Others, People!

    i don't know whether this thing happens in others countries or not, or may be it's a common thing. but, in my country, my religion taught me to respect the oldies and the youngers. one of my friend has a really bad temper. there was an old man in this particular shop. he's very...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Dec 16, 2011

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    Think That It Is Still There Just Not Used Much

    WIth the hustle and bustle of the day going on simple things like "Please" and "Thank You." are not really forgotten but just ignored or skipped.  The kids see this and then they follow in the parents footsteps and don't say it either. The mannors of standing when a woman...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    Chivalry Is Alive And Well In My Little Part Of The World

    It doesn't take a lot to say thank you when someone holds the elevator or the door for you, now does it? Why is it that for most people, their mouths are just glued shut? I feel like telling them "you're very welcome" sometimes or even better, “Speak *** because your...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Me Too

    and makes me wander who is responsible?????
    zuzi57 zuzi57 51-55, F Apr 29, 2012

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    Manners Are Taught

    Many people don't expect manners or are taught manners and etiquette. This is something that used to be a cornerstone in our society, but has been dismissed. Manners are important to show and receive respect. Those who don't use their manners don't respect themselves and others...
    QueenSabrina QueenSabrina 36-40, F Dec 6, 2010

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    A Man's Manners Are Mirror In Which He Shows His Portrait

    Good manners are not innate,good manners are taught and learned. Are we all just that much angered and busy that we can sacrifice good manners!?It seems like it's easier to be rude and it's harder to be polite. Manners might seems old fashioned but they are one of those things...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    allaboutsex allaboutsex 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I'm a high school student. I'm a junior and I've seen a lot in my life. Its a long complicated story. As a child I had to grow up quickly in my household. My brother always told me...
    Hiddenshadow88 Hiddenshadow88 16-17, M Oct 25

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    I am an overweight nerd in a world where neither of those things is socially acceptable. I wonder if anyone sees past the societal disgust. I wonder if people can accept me. Will I...
    nommygummybears nommygummybears 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 23

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    I'm not gonna lie, my life especially through my early teens, was all about me. I mean, I would still listen and behave to a reasonable social standing. But I would do everything...
    GWSandwich GWSandwich 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    Sitting here pregnant with my second child from my high school sweetheart . These last years has been a nightmare. I wish I was married but most of all happy. I been through so...
    tasea tasea 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    I always wonder that if my friends knew half of what I've gone through and still go through and knew what went on in my mind, if they would still be there and help me get through...
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    GoldGuard GoldGuard 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    If you look at the world that surrounds us, everything seems to have some sort of role in regards to the life around it. The trees give the oxygen that we breathe; we(and various...
    Aldmeri Aldmeri 22-25, M a week ago

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    I just disappeared from this site never to speak to anyone. I mean anyone again. What would happen? Would anyone wonder where i had gone? Would they try to see if they could get a...
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    I always find a smart and funny guy is attractive. You may think "LOL that's bullshit" but no. I adore it and I know guys are smart and funny when they want to. I love to have a...
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    There are a crap ton of vehicles in the bottom of lakes, rivers, etc. I actually don't "often" wonder that...
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