Please and Thank You.

New Zealand
April 9, 2007 7:49am CST
These are nice to say and great to hear from other people in day to day social interactions. Do you use them often enough?
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9 responses
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I use them everyday, with my kids, my hubby, all of my family, friends and people I talk to in stores, etc. I don't think they are used often enough by the population as a whole. We take too much for granted and these two words can make all the difference in a conversation.
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• New Zealand
9 Apr 07
Superb! Welcome to the Club of Politeness and Pleasant manners. If everyone were like us, how would we notice the difference. Lol. Thank you!
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
9 Apr 07
I like to hear them and I try to use them. If I mis what people said, unless it is one of my kids to whom I usually just say, "what's that?", I will also ask, 'pardon?'. Man, I am so silly I will even say, "excuse me" to my dog, and he is deaf!
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@pinkeagle (202)
• United States
9 Apr 07
No, unfortunately, no one uses these words often enough. Its as if society has taken it for granted that other people will do things for them. I guess we all could be warriors for the advancement of civilization and niceness by saying Please, and Thank-you more often. Thank-you coffeechat.
• New Zealand
9 Apr 07
Thank you! I love the phrase "warriors for the advancement of civilization". Somebody said that the colonial successes of the British was more through their diplomacy and good manners than through the exercise of firepower - while that may be debatable, it is true that a recent survey shows New York to be the most polite city in the world: http://www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2006/07/polite.php
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
9 Apr 07
You're right, those ARE nice words to hear! Thank you for the reminder. I'd like to THINK that I use them often enough, but sometimes I wonder. At the very least, I was raised in a household where "please" than "thank you" were pounded into my head as essential parts of being in polite company. This world we live in seems to have become reduced to rush-rush-rush to get one thing and the next done, so we rarely have enough time to stop and thank people.
@Rabi0322 (188)
• Pakistan
9 Apr 07
the word PLEASE and THANKYOU are more sweeter then they sound i use these words daily to encourage and to be sweet with others just like today when i was at college the waiter brought me the tea on the table and i replyed him THANKYOU he smiled and went back it doesnt matter to whom we use these words but we should use them bcuz these words improve our personality
@lols189 (4797)
9 Apr 07
yes i always say please and thankyou many times a day
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
Yep! I always make sure to add please or "pakii" (filipino term we add for please) whenever I speak to my elders or even to my classmates. I did notice that a lot of people are saying this less and less often now. I say thank you less though and I always have to remind myself whenever I feel angry at anybody or at myself that I'm so thankful that we're all alive. We should thank people even for the littlest things they do because we don't want to regret not saying them at all.
@Sicantik (706)
9 Apr 07
Yes I use it everyday with my family, friends and just about everyone. I like to teach my kid to use them as well. I really want to start a good habbit for my two year old son I think being polite is very important nowadays and you have to start in early age to get it right...xx
• United States
9 Apr 07
I try to use them as much as possible. Sometimes I forget but usually I use them.