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Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 21 Answers Jun 7 in Community

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Oh Yes , These days Polite has been replaced with Profanity

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Yes

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Yes

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It seems more and more that I end up holding a door for someone with no thanks given. If it happens, I always say, "Thank you, that's okay" in a loud voice soaked in sarcasm. They usually have the decency to look a little embarrassed ..

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Yes very much so<br />
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BUT as good manners is an increasingly lost art I can't blame people for not even trying. I went to town the other day and it started raining - so as I was going in through a door to a shopping arcade I politely held the door for the guy behind me. He immediately started looking in his bag for something so I couldn't let the door go. Another guy came through looking around clearly lost so I thought if I let the door go it might hit him I had better hold it. I did and a woman came through with no acknowledgment of my existence at all. I held on and as he came though the next guy said "where are the toilets" I pointed and he went off no other comment and certainly no thanks. So I was still holding the door a man outside approaching the door stopped to lower his brolly and shake it - so as he had stopped I released the door - it would be shut before he got there - and he could open it. I turned to walk off and he burst through and shouted at me telling me I was rude for clamming the door in his face. <br />
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well really !!!!!!!!!!!

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Some parents are trying hard to teach manners. When I was working at Walmart as a greeter there were parents who expected their children to greet me back respectfully & waited until they did before they moved on into the store. The most heart-touching sweetest moment was two pretty little girls who insisted on giving me the warmest hug as they came in with their mother.

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That is nice to hear.

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I think they didn't want to be responsible for little heathenistic problem children that would grow into adult trouble-makers.

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Yes

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Yup! Being polite is one the most things you can do. I'm polite to adults, kids, and seniors and act very good. Also with my teachers, and they trust me more.

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That really is the best way to be.

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Sadly I must agree with you!!!

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Never completely lost....it's something to live clandestinely in this century, but it alwais remains my way.

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I was brought up to be very polite

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It's the same for me, but it's hard to be this way in some environments.....I live in South Italy, and, sometimes, experience situations where it's impossible to be polite.....but I'm not belivable in another way....so....

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Are you Italian by birth or did you move there?

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I was born in Italy (Sorrento - Naples province). And Always lived here, even though sometimes wish to escape from here....not as I don't love my country, but because I'm experiencing a long period of unemployment. No job here for those who lost their previous one when 50 years old....

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Where I live it is hard to find work as well. I live in America in the state of Michigan, I think it is a beautiful state and have lived here most of my life.

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Do you live in the capital of Michigan?

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Agreed.Have had quite a few impolite responses here .

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Indeed

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had some lady laugh at me yesterday when i was polite to a gentleman yesterday........sad really

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It is like some of them think you are the strange one and yes, that is sad.

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*sad nod*

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burp... huh.. what?

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:P

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;)

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i dont think there are less polite people, its just that they dont get as much attention, everyone i s more interested i a holes

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Id obey u

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Did I ask?

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