How polite are you ?

Canada
January 31, 2007 1:44pm CST
Do you use your manners all the time , do you say please and thank you or do you feel this is just a waste of time as someone will know how you feel ? Do you teach your children to be polite or do you feel this is not important in their lives ? If so do you get after them for being rude and not saying please and thank you ? How important is this in your family ? I have raised my children to be polite and hope they will always carry this with them as they get older . I find it irritates me when I take my time to do something for someone and they don't even have the decency to say a simple thank you . I think there is nothing cuter then a little one who is polite when you talk to them or ask them to do something .
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@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I always try to be polite and say please and thank you. i think it's the respectful thing to do and Im already teaching my kids to have the same manners!
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Feb 07
I m polite even if I have a really,really bad day,but people can t expect from me to be polite to you if you are polite to me. For an example,when I m in a tram I always get up so older people can sit,but i get really anoyed when the practicliy try to throw you out of the seet,and then they say you got nerve and that you are unpolite. I hate when that happens.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Feb 07
correction if you ARE NOT polite to me
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Feb 07
Correction:If you are not polite to me
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@Sageoak (36)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Being polite and having good manners are the oil that makes society run smooth. It is not only the right thing to do it is also smart. Like the old saying, you get more flys with honey... I only wish modern parents would realize this and train their children how important being polite is to everyone.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I am polite even to people in customer service. Even when I shouldn't be. Manners was something that was constantly reinforced when I was growing up. Always say "Thank you" "Excuse me" "Please." I was also told not to walk on other peoples lawn, and even now I freak out if I accidently step on someone lawn. But I am not sure I see too much of that in younger children. I have a niece she is semi-polite.
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I was brought up to always say "please", and "thank you", and it is something I have tried to instill in my kids too. It really annoys me too when people don't say it especially after you have helped them...just plain rude
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@Judobird (88)
1 Feb 07
manners are something that cost nothing and cheer someone up no end and make them feel appreciated a whole lot more. My mother and father bought me up to always say please and thank you. I feel quite insulted when people ask you to do something and they dont use manners. When people use manners it gives you a great inclination to do something for them and you will do it in a more pleasant manner. Without manners suddenly request become more like orders, and unless they are your boss they have no right...rude people really wind me up sometimes, especially when people push past people without saying "excuse me please." Thank you for this discussion, it rather got a slight annoyance off my chest.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 07
Yes, I agree, manners is very important. All the times I regard this as the social rules that we must follow in my family. A well mannered man always stands a good chance of success in all social undertakings. So I teach my children to be polite to say thank you, sorry, please etc since the kids learn talking. Smiling is another way to show politeness and friendliness. Manners also should be observe in many situations in daily life such as greeting people, table manners, road courtesy, queueing...hope that our grown up children will become the well mannered, polite and courteous generation. Thank you (with smiling).
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Filipinos are known for being polite. It is part of our culture to give respect to the elders especially to our grandparents, parents and older siblings. We address them with the word "po" or "opo". It's a sign of giving respect to them. We also kiss the hands of our grandparents everytime we visit them. Our parents taught us not to answer back or yell with elders. We really give big respect to them.
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@ramboo (52)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I always do. I guess being polite to anyone will have a good feedback to you beacause having this attitude and being respectful to others will earn a lot here in earth and in heaven...
1 Feb 07
i like to think i am really polite, i say thank you, and please etc alot...as i think most people appreciate it
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1 Feb 07
but do you say sorry? i don't think so and if you do maybe you should this and thank you for what i did the other day. risky business when dealing with copyright treats. did i say out loud? i'm sorry.. -------------------------------------------------------- I won't write crap. i am polite and i do try to remain like this, i do find it hard to stay like this especially since people your polite to are lairs. (like above) in all honesty i try so hard. ~Joey
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
31 Jan 07
You know what? I really do. I had surgery several times and they tell me I often talk while under the meds. This worries me. So one time I apoligized to them for any rude remarks that I made. They laughed and said that I kept thanking them for helping me. They said they never had such a polite patient. LOl My husband says that I even thank the nurses for giving me pain shots after I cry for a while. I dont just thank starngers. I make a point to be polite to my children and husband as well. I find that we often are nicer to strangers than our families so I made an extra effort to be more polite to my family. Yes we taught our children to be polite. Now they are both grown and I am so proud of them. They are polite.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
Thanks For Best Response
@maru_047in (1007)
• India
1 Feb 07
ya i do use the manners everytime but when i meet my friends i become crazy and act like small kids or something which gives me so much enjoyment and cheerful moment in that time i dont mind and rest of the time i use manners as my skill.
@korek222 (702)
• Poland
1 Feb 07
Hmm hard question i must say - i have been raised by my parents to always be polite and use manners and ,heck, i do so as much as i can! I try to be polite even if someone is insulting me or being rude - that part makes them even more nervous since it looks like i dont really bother what they are talking about :) But well - sometimes when i got a bad day and someone is seriously pissing me off for a long time i just cant stand it and i turn into a viper and start to be rude to that person ... But that's cause i cant be patient all the time...
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• India
1 Feb 07
at present, im a student of engineering. hence there r only few people(teachers, relatives,etc) to whom im supposed to talk formally n politely. rest of the time i spend with friends n as expected, we rarely speak "thank u" n "please" to each other. but this doesn't mean that im impolite. i just talk in the manner as the situation demands.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I try to be polite with everyone. Most of the time I say please and thankyou, excuse me and I am sorry. I have taught my child to do the sam, however, she does not practice it as often as I would like her too. Being polite is important when you live in a family, a community, the world.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
1 Feb 07
I strongly believe in good manners.I think its a prerequisite of a civilized society.
@weemam (13377)
1 Feb 07
I was brought up to have nice manners and I also brought my children up in the same way . they are now maried and have lovely manners too . I think nice manners make a nice person xx
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@jen0526 (82)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I am a polite person, and I have also raised my children to be polite. Nothing irks me more than a child who doesn't at least say please and thank you. Those are two of the first words I taught each of my kids.
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• India
1 Feb 07
i am not rude at all. i suppose this defines my politeness compeletely
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@kakuemmom (862)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
I think its very important to use and teach young children manners. Think of what a world we would live in if all ppl were rude. Please and thank you don't take much to say and its is always appreaciated. Manners are very very important.
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• China
1 Feb 07
yes, I am a very polite person. I always say please and thank to someone. If I do something wrong or make someone feel bad, I would say a sincere sorry. I think politeness is needed in our daily communicatoin with others. I also teach my son to be polite from his childhood.