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    Just taking a poll. Do you say "Thank you" to someone ahead of you if they hold the door open for you?

    I teach my children to say it. However, we've noticed that very few people say "Thank you" these days.

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    I do, hubby does and both kids do.

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    I sure do. And like you, I teach my kids the same, like my Mum taught us. I have visions of her behind me giving me the "mother glare" if we forgot our manners.
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    I was taught to,so I taught my children too.One of my DGS teachers commented on how polite he was.

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    I always do. I've noticed on TV that a lot of the shows do not incorporate common manners into the scripts. So many times there is silence when a nicety is given to another person. Kinda annoys me.

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    Yes

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    Well, Yeah! Simple manners seem to have gone away in a lot of cases. It's sad.

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    Of course!!

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    I always do and I taught my children to use manners too.

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    Yeah. It's an automatic response. I can't even remember my mom and dad enforcing manners... they just led by example. I feel awkward when it's a double entry and the person holds both doors for me... back-to-back thank yous... awkward. But like I said, it's automatic. :P

    I also wave thank-you and you're-welcome when traffic is heavy and someone makes a space for me or I leave a space for someone else. I have a "good morning" for everyone I encounter on my daily run. I ask before joining a line to make sure I'm not cutting anyone, if it's not obvious. And I definitely don't feel as if I'm in the minority. If you look for the good manners, rather than focusing on the bad ones, you'll see there are plenty of courteous, polite people out there. Unfortunately, as humans we tend to fixate on that which annoys us. ;)

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    Always and so do both my girls!!!

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    funny you should ask that tonight.
    I was at chicken treat and the young girl serving upset the man next to me because she didn't say thank you for his order or thank you when he paid for his meal. when ever she should have said thank you he said it for her (sarcasticly) it just went right over her head, he complained about the lack of manners in young people today. I must admit I said something to him to the affect that it is the person that trained her that should have taught her better but then the buck doesn't stop there why didn't her parents teach her manners. it doesn't cost a thing to be polite and people respect you more for being polite.

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    Yes Manners are taught to all at this house... even just to each other. It is very important that children learn how to talk to people very young. I have a 3 a 5 year old grands and they know how to speak and how to ask for something, please and thank you's all around.

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    always

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    I have to agree. The parents don't do there part anymore. But they still should learn it from day to day interactions with others. Being polite is free but rewarding. Some people just don't get it.

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    Of course. These little things make a big difference. My hope is that if I do it, maybe it will start to catch on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangeroom
    Just taking a poll. Do you say "Thank you" to someone ahead of you if they hold the door open for you?

    I teach my children to say it. However, we've noticed that very few people say "Thank you" these days.
    I try to, but there have been times that I've forgotten.

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    Definitely! And my children do too! More often than not, being polite and friendly will get the same response in return.

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    Yes, definitely!

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    Times really are changing in a weird way. I am a little old grey haired lady who most people hold the door for me ,etc,etc. However, recently, due to a neurological problem, I have been using a cane. Suddenly, I have disappeared. Doors literally slam in my face. People rush past me nearly knocking me over. Yet, when I go without my cane, on my good days, the doors are held for me. What's up with this? I don't like what this portends!

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    Always say thank you.

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    I agree a whole lot. I've taught my kids and we teach my grandkids to say thank you. They wouldn't think of getting up from the dinning room table without saying thank you for the meal. I told them it doesn't matter if you didn't like it but if someone makes the effort thank them. At work people get on the elevator and just say what floor, like it's your job. They don't say please or thank you nothing. I was in a bad mood one day and someone was being rude the way she barked out her floor # and I said Please, thank you very much and she just looked at me like it was a foreign language. Manners can make a difference in someone's day; even if you don't know them. I smile at everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangeroom
    Just taking a poll. Do you say "Thank you" to someone ahead of you if they hold the door open for you?

    I teach my children to say it. However, we've noticed that very few people say "Thank you" these days.
    Absolutely, I say thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    Times really are changing in a weird way. I am a little old grey haired lady who most people hold the door for me ,etc,etc. However, recently, due to a neurological problem, I have been using a cane. Suddenly, I have disappeared. Doors literally slam in my face. People rush past me nearly knocking me over. Yet, when I go without my cane, on my good days, the doors are held for me. What's up with this? I don't like what this portends!
    This is where parents could really teach thier kids manners. If my kids saw you they'd offer to help; rather it was open the door or I've seen them go up and help elderly or handicap people load their groceries in thier cars, etc. I told them; one day that will be you and what goes around comes around and don't ever think it won't. My youngest is 22 and it's great to see them all helping others and even better when I see them teaching my grandkids the same way. God bless you and I hope you have more better days than bad days. I have back issues and it takes alot for me to use the handicap parking especially in a packed lot because I feel someone else will be worse off than I am and I know if I can hold onto a cart I'll be ok; I also never use any of the few scooters some of the stores have.

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    I always say thank you, with a smile, while making eye contact if I can.

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