do you say please when you ask for something and thank you when you get it?

United States
January 14, 2007 6:21pm CST
Are you courteous and kind or are you rough and ill mannered? Do you say thank you or please?
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@subha12 (18452)
• India
6 Apr 07
I'm generally very well mannered and kind. I always say thank you when I ask for something and thank you when i get it. But when people try to take advantage, i act as well.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
i always make sure I say one or the other or both I am a very polite person and I am constantly reminding my bosses kids or my niece and nephew to say it also and they are really good about it
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@steveblue (129)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 07
i'm not forget to do this.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Wonderful..I am glad you take time to say thank you and please..and are not rude and hateful..like some folks can be;)+
• United States
15 Jan 07
Yes, I say "please" and "thank you" because I see no reason why not to be courteous. This is how I was raised and I believe when you show manners to someone then they will show manners to you. I also don't reach across the table to get the salt or a dish-- I ask "would you pass me the mashed potatoes and salt, please?"
• United States
15 Jan 07
That is wonderful. This means you were trained by a very loving mother and father.. I take it that this is how you are teaching or will teach your children;)+
• United States
15 Jan 07
I always say please and thank you and teach my daughter and neices to do the same
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Wonderful..that means we have some little ones that will grow up to be considerate young adults and then go on to teach their little ones the same: this is good examples passed on down;)+
• United States
6 Apr 07
Oh yess..im very contious of being polite and well mannered..and i am bringing my 4 year old up to be the same..i believe it is very very important to be well mannered..i was raised that way..and i will raise my child the same..i think its just rude as heck when people dont thank others..or say please.,open doors,,etc..its just common coutisy..and i dont understand why its so hard for most people to be like that..i guess its all how we are all raised and thats how the cycle begins..thank goodness i was raised right and i thank my mom for that..
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I consider myself to be courteous and kind and I have always stresse this to my children. If they are speaking with someone older than them and forget to say "Sir" or "Maam" I remind them to say it. I always thank people for something and I've taught my children this also. I have told them that no matter how big or small a gift is that you receive from someone, you always thank them for it and be grateful. It bothers me tremendously to see a child that has been given a present from someone and they look at it and say "I don't like that" or "I wanted something bigger or more expensive than that". It makes me wish I had never given the gift to begin with. I didn't mean to just harp about children, this goes for adults too. We should all be courteous to everyone, even if you are having a bad day. It doesn't take but a minute to say thank you or to hold a door open for someone else.
@JMPILAPIL (503)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
Yes I do say please when I ask something and I also give thanks after getting what I've asked. We should also say thank you when we received something even if we didn't asked for it.
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Yes i would have to say for the most part I am very nice and i say please when i am asking someone for something or if i want them to do something for me. In return i always tell them thnak you for what ever it was that they did for me :)
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Always. If I ever forget - and I usually don't, because it's a [good!] habit, I even thank my animals, LOL - I apologize and make up for it. I can't stand when I hold the door for people and get nothing. Heck, sometimes, people actually seem offended that I'm being polite and expect a "thanks" back! To those people, I sometimes said a pointed, "You're welcome!" though I don't think they really get my point. It doesn't hurt to be polite. I'm glad to read so many comments about people with manners, as sometimes, it seems manners are "outdated" these days.
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@pumpkinjam (6945)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 07
Yes I do. Even if I haven't recieved very good service, I always say thank you, it makes the other person feel bad! There might be times when I'm thinking about too many things and I forget but that doesn't happen very often. If I've got my kids with me, I will always say thank you and please, no matter what. When we get off a bus, my baby says thank you to the driver. I think that's really sweet. It's so important to teach our kids manners and the best way is to set an example. I would expect people to say please and thank you to me so I will do the same. There's no reason not to.
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@Bee1955 (3885)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I always say Please and Thank you! My parents didnt raise a parasite. My siblings and I were taught all that and more between the ages of 0-6. Lord help us if we didnt stand when a lady came into the room or say Ps and TYs correctly.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I know that I don't say please and thank you as often as i should, especially to my family members, but I would like to think that I am a fairly gentle person who tries to be courteous as much as possible. Especially online, it's easier to remember to say thank you because you have more time to think about what you are typing *laugh* But I still should remember to say it more often.
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@ondo1015 (1884)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
Yes I am, but occasionally to those vip only.
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
why your doing that to VIPs only?
@davis123 (507)
• United States
6 Apr 07
yes i do i hav every good manners but i have been around people who if u give them somethin gthatdoesnt do anything like they dont appreciate it
@gbaben (509)
• Russian Federation
16 Mar 07
i very nice to say it.I always say it.
@tinam13 (839)
• United States
1 Mar 07
yea i would say so. it just kinda naturally comes out uknow. its like embedded in my head lol. i would 90% of the time i do.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
1 Mar 07
You know, I don't remember being taught as a child the importance of that, and I wasn't taught to say yes sir and no sir, but I do remember my dad being really polite. I think that in my old age (LOL) I have learned the importance of common courtesy. It is not only polite, but just nice to treat someone with courtesy. I definitely do that...at home...and at work. And when stress levels rise and tempers tend to flair, I am careful to apologize if I do something to offend others.
@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
1 Mar 07
I always thanking when someone have assisted me. When I ask for help I always ask please. I'm friendly to anyone.
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
27 Feb 07
As far as possible I will be polite to all people, family, friends and strangers. As long as there is an occassion to say 'please' or 'thank you' I will do it. I find that courtesy sometimes will get you better service from people, or just to make someone feel appreciated is worth exprressing those words. It's a pity that nowadays I come across so many children who do not bother about being respectful or courteous. Some of my students do not even greet me when I go to homes for lessons. It reflects badly on the parents and society also.