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Manners Please

gibbo

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Manners is one of the few things in life that

1. dont cost nothing
2. when you go away they dont take up any room in the car or luggage
3. are easy to pronounce
4. take less time to say than most other words
5. easy to spell
6. they are painless

I have noticed a majority people use their manners yet for something that is free, takes very little to time to say and easy to pronounce some people still dont use them:confused:
To me manners means a lot of things including showing respect and appriecation to other people. Well done to those who use them and to those who dont... give it a try.
 

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I agree, but probably we were all taught manners and respect by our parents. "The clip round the ear" always worked for me if I did anything wrong. Last Saturday, I was on a bus and six very young girls were running up and down the bus (upstairs) crawling underneath seats etc-just imagine what would have happened had the driver slammed his brakes on hard and one of them got injured?
Sometimes I'm very glad I'm the age I am.
 

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I agree.
I have four teenage daughters and although I may not use the word 'manners' I always say it costs nothing to be nice to people, manners are an inevitable part of that.
I was amused at one of my daughters recent school report where some teachers felt it necessary to say that she was polite. She thinks it unlikely she would learn if she was rude to the teachers lol
I have to say that I work with teenagers and most of the time their lack of manners is down to their expectations. The minute they realise that if they are polite to you then you are polite to them, their attitude changes. Most kids are by nature respectful and polite, it is the adults that teach them a lack of manners!
 

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Hi Gibbo

One of my pet hates as well !!

It costs nothing to be polite. At least my grandchildren are taught their manners, as did my own children.

My son's pet hate is people who do not say thank you when holding the door open for someone. In London, they are virtually non existent. It drives him mad !!

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Gibbo Just don't go there.

If I get started on the lack of manners, bad language, disrespectful, drug and alcohol taking youth of today, FHUK won't have any memory left
from a fuddy duddy ''who doesn't understand that things are different these days''

dave
 

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Hi all,
Nothing to do with getting old, as manners are taught by the parents and all the good people who have influence on their children.

All of what Gibbo said is spot on.O0

There is no excuse to opt out of good manners, no matter what age we are.

Steve.:)
 

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Hi all,
Nothing to do with getting old, as manners are taught by the parents and all the good people who have influence on their children.

All of what Gibbo said is spot on.O0

There is no excuse to opt out of good manners, no matter what age we are.

Steve.:)
I totally agree Steve.:)
 
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Manners is one of the few things in life that

1. dont cost nothing
2. when you go away they dont take up any room in the car or luggage
3. are easy to pronounce
4. take less time to say than most other words
5. easy to spell
6. they are painless

I have noticed a majority people use their manners yet for something that is free, takes very little to time to say and easy to pronounce some people still dont use them:confused:
To me manners means a lot of things including showing respect and appriecation to other people. Well done to those who use them and to those who dont... give it a try.
I knew it was me that upset you. >:D


Oz >:D
 

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As I'm slightly taller than many, I often reach to the top shelves in the supermarket for ladies, as well as help people across our busy main street.
My parents would not have expected anything less.
 
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As I'm slightly taller than many, I often reach to the top shelves in the supermarket for ladies, as well as help people across our busy main street.
My parents would not have expected anything less.
Times have changed, worse luck.

I remember not that long ago i held open a door at a shop for a so called young lady, she said to me, i don't need your help you silly old fart.

Oz
 
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Manners is one of the few things in life that

1. dont cost nothing
2. when you go away they dont take up any room in the car or luggage
3. are easy to pronounce
4. take less time to say than most other words
5. easy to spell
6. they are painless

I have noticed a majority people use their manners yet for something that is free, takes very little to time to say and easy to pronounce some people still dont use them:confused:
To me manners means a lot of things including showing respect and appriecation to other people. Well done to those who use them and to those who dont... give it a try.
I confess, it was me after all. >:D
 

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Manners is one of the few things in life that

1. dont cost nothing
2. when you go away they dont take up any room in the car or luggage
3. are easy to pronounce
4. take less time to say than most other words
5. easy to spell
6. they are painless

I have noticed a majority people use their manners yet for something that is free, takes very little to time to say and easy to pronounce some people still dont use them:confused:
To me manners means a lot of things including showing respect and appriecation to other people. Well done to those who use them and to those who dont... give it a try.
Even Fred would agree.
 

DaveHam9

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Even Fred would agree.

Originally Posted by gibbo
Manners is one of the few things in life that

1. dont cost nothing
2. when you go away they dont take up any room in the car or luggage
3. are easy to pronounce
4. take less time to say than most other words
5. easy to spell
6. they are painless

I have noticed a majority people use their manners yet for something that is free, takes very little to time to say and easy to pronounce some people still dont use them
To me manners means a lot of things including showing respect and appriecation to other people. Well done to those who use them and to those who dont... give it a try.
Even Fred would agree. :rolleyes:
 

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Seems some members never get the hint. :mad:

Forums like this only survive when it's a two-way deal. The more members fail to acknowledge the help others provide the more the senior members will feel less willing to offer their help in future. That could lead to a downward spiral and the ultimate death of the forum. I've seen it happen to other forums.

I trust there are enough here who do care.

Regards,

Dave
 

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