QOTD December 23

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QOTD December 23

Postby DeniseM » Dec 23rd, '15, 11:37 am

Are good manners important to you?

They are to me. I am not stuffy and formal by any stretch of the imagination but I appreciate civility and manners. Looking people in the eye when you speak to them, holding doors for people, saying please and thank you. Being kind. Pretty basic stuff. :)
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Re: QOTD December 23

Postby Funky Fairy » Dec 23rd, '15, 12:38 pm

I think they are so so important.
Exactly how you say Denise.

Nothing narks me more than when you hold the door open for someone or wait in the car to let someone by when you have righter way and they don't even acknowledge you.

I find older people the worse over here.
Queue jumping, not saying thank you etc...
There's just no excuse.
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Re: QOTD December 23

Postby deblew » Dec 23rd, '15, 1:43 pm

I so agree with you! I think I dislike it the most in young people... at least some of the ones I've seen who are so blatantly disrespectful. When I see a young person with good manners I always think to myself, his/her mama raised them right! lol I realize its not the parent's fault if they don't use the good manners they were taught, but that thought always runs thru my head...
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Re: QOTD December 23

Postby SuzMannecke » Dec 23rd, '15, 7:04 pm

Manners are very important to me. My grandmother (her name was Etta and we nicknamed her Miss Etta-Quette (etiquette) because she was such a stickler for good manners. I am grateful for her direction and guidance. Not taking anything away from my parents, they raised me to be polite, thoughtful, and courteous, but my grandma really played a big role in developing my behavior and habits regarding manners. Both of my grandmothers actually! :)
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Re: QOTD December 23

Postby SuzannaL » Dec 23rd, '15, 7:37 pm

Incredibly! My Mum is English, not American with English relatives but English born and raised. She instilled in us this sense of respect for self and others of which, manners is a big part. There is so much more than please and thank you that are important to good manners too.
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Re: QOTD December 23

Postby Sharmaine » Dec 27th, '15, 11:32 pm

funny, Dave and I were talking about this recently. There seems to be a new generation being brought up without manners. Things like pushing in, interrupting, no saying excuse me or thank you etc. Just rudeness. It makes me uncomfortable thinking about where a lack of self awareness or thought for others may lead.
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