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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-23-2003 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...that good manners are becoming extinct? For example, if you go to a store and pay at a cashier kids these days virtually NEVER thank you. In fact, I usually end up saying thank you to them, hoping they'll respond with "No, thank YOU!" signaling that they do have a sense of manners and are embarrassed that they forgot to thank me, but that never happens. I either get a puzzled look, or a caveman "Yup." If I'm having a bad day, I'll just say "You're welcome" but that seems to confuse them.

I really do think mankind is de-evolving back into monkeys.

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N266fords
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posted 05-23-2003 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Steve I work at lowes right now while going to school (C) .and i always thank my customers and treat them like my friends after all How do you make friends with someone if you yourself are not friendly? Steve Thank you for being you !!! Bruce

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Fastymz
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posted 05-23-2003 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve your so right.I'm the type of guy that still holds doors open for a lady.
I also say thank you,have a good day,thanks for shopping with us,something like that.
I really hate it when people have to use curse words in eating establishments.
I can take it but I don't need my kids hearing it and it bothers my mom and wife too.

And our customers are just dam rude.We have a very demanding public.That can't except any blaim on there part.If something goes wrong it must be because of what you or I did."THEY" could have never made a mistake.Give me a ****ing break.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-23-2003 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, you guys are old like me.

Are your kids polite? They probably are, because I think kids model their parents for the most part.

Another example of rudeness I noticed lately is how people say something to the effect of "Me and Sarah are going to the lake." I was taught that you always put the other person first. "Sarah and I are going to the lake."

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fordfan
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posted 05-23-2003 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, when you hold open the Door for a Women and are accused of being a Sexist Pig out to Ogle her Goodies. This makes it rather pointless to try and be Polite to people, Which I am By the Way.

Thank You.


Have a Nice Day.

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Fastymz
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posted 05-23-2003 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve my kids could be more polite.I never stop trying to teach the right way,and not the way everyone else they know does it.

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N266fords
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posted 05-23-2003 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kids are a direct reflection of there parents and are also a product of there enviroment..Bruce

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 05-24-2003 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Something that bugs the hell out of me is when I am driving and have to pull to the side or let someone else go by.Alot of people never say thank you or give a "wave." I have noticed that they are mainly young people.I have often yelled out my window YOUR WELCOME!! Also some of them will try to play chicken with you!
But I Agree with you Steve,It seems like manners have gone by the way side.What a shame.
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Buster
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posted 05-24-2003 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always say "You're welcome" when they don't thank me .... and make a point about it so they understand what I'm doing.

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-24-2003 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's one of my peeves. Me and so an so!!!. The NBC channel here... To introduce the next new segment, one will say "join Jennifer and me at 6 o clock. It should be and I. Interesting..people (Anglos) say that Hispanics are rude! To the contrary! Folks here DO hold doors and people DO say thank you. Now in the cars????? Well..... we were numero uno in rudeness!!! We got bumped a spot to be No. 2. We're working to get it back!! LOL!

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fastford34
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posted 05-24-2003 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34   Click Here to Email fastford34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i agree with all of you and must add,i was also taught that while walking on the sidewalk,ALWAYS make room for my elders & women. i cant tell anyone the last time a young person/kid moved or made room for an elderly person(s) or myself in my little home town or in the city!!!!!! i was also taught not to touch/open anything in a store if i wasnt buying it. i cant believe all the times i`ve seen people handle /open things & then leave. rudeness & no consideration of others is the norm today & i`m slowly losing my patience with these types of people! be it on the road,in a store or restaurant, rudeness rules. i have started to make comments loud enough for those boors to hear,but my wife says i should ignore it. i say if i ignore it , the boors will never realize their mistakes!

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Kellxr7
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posted 05-24-2003 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
(just deleted my message, I noticed the fella above me wrote what I did 2)

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-24-2003 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
That's one of my peeves. Me and so an so!!!. The NBC channel here... To introduce the next new segment, one will say "join Jennifer and me at 6 o clock. It should be and I.

Actually, if I understand the rule correctly, you take the other person out to test if the sentence is right. For example, you wouldn't say "Join I at 6 o clock" would you? So I think they are correct.

But like you I bristle at the "Me and Jennifer will give you the news at 6 o clock." The speaker of that sentence is implying that he/she is more important than Jennifer.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-24-2003 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by fastford34:
i agree with all of you and must add,i was also taught that while walking on the sidewalk,ALWAYS make room for my elders & women. i cant tell anyone the last time a young person/kid moved or made room for an elderly person(s) or myself in my little home town or in the city!!!!!! i was also taught not to touch/open anything in a store if i wasnt buying it. i cant believe all the times i`ve seen people handle /open things & then leave. rudeness & no consideration of others is the norm today & i`m slowly losing my patience with these types of people! be it on the road,in a store or restaurant, rudeness rules. i have started to make comments loud enough for those boors to hear,but my wife says i should ignore it. i say if i ignore it , the boors will never realize their mistakes!

I'm with you there, Keith. Last week Pam and I was at a car show and we noticed that even the vendors were pretty rude. I ignored the first guy when as we were walking away he said outloud and in our direction "I guess nobody is buying anything today, they're just here to look." I should have fired off "If you had anything that wasn't crap, maybe I'd be interested." But I couldn't ingore the second guy. Pam was looking at some of the black&white Mustang prints from that Thom guy, and the person walked up to Pam and asked "Are you finding what you're looking for?" and Pam hesitated answering for a second and the guy said "I SAID, DID YOU FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?" in what sounded like a frustrated, irritated tone. This REALLY pissed me off, and I said to Pam "Forget it, quit looking." {she was looking for a Mach 1 print for me} and I turned to the guy and looked at him in his beady little eyes and said "WE DON'T BUY FROM A$$HOLES!"

I know I was in the wrong there, but nobody talks to my wife that way.

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68F100
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posted 05-24-2003 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd probably have done worse Steve. He's lucky you are as well-behaved as you are.

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fastford34
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posted 05-25-2003 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34   Click Here to Email fastford34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,you handled it just right. there are times (unfortunately) you have to be mean!!!

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Ked
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posted 05-26-2003 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Steve.

Manners are greatly lacking today. I don't know how many times I've answered calls at work that were started off with a string of cursing. Also, customers like to refer to me as "you people". I am only one person and I don't know why, but I find that highly offensive!

Really, people would get so much better results if they were friendlier. When someone tells me I will do this or I will do that, it makes me resist all the harder.

However, call me a goddess and I'll give you what I can!!

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posted 05-27-2003 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ked:

However, call me a goddess and I'll give you what I can!!


You're a GODDESS....

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brockjoe
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posted 05-27-2003 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i agree i almost never hear thanks when ordering or when i sign for parts. i will go out of my way to say thank you to any customer who's car i repair, after all if not for them i wouldn't have a job....

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posted 05-27-2003 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigblocked85   Click Here to Email bigblocked85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the biggest peeves for me under the topic of manners, is when you walk through the mall and these little highschool punks (boys and girls) see you walking in there direction and purposly walk straight at you. It's as if they absolutely will not get out of your way, not even twist there body a little to the side. It's as if they plot their course and will not deviate at all. Since last Christmas time when I saw a little 14 or 15 year old basically push a older lady out of her way, I have no mercy. Now I just pretend I dont see them and let them feel what a 6'4" 265 pound guy feels like. And of course reply with a " oh i'm sorry, guess you didnt see me either". I love it. But it sure is a shame. These kids nowadays just dont care. Sure makes you appreciate the ones that do a little more.

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SuzyQ
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posted 05-28-2003 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IMO people are much more polite down here in the south than up north.

This "yes Ma'am, no Ma'am" stuff is blowing my mind.

"excuse me?"
up north it's "huh?"

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Ken&Shell
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posted 05-28-2003 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, you were correct on your english lesson. You do remove the person's name and test the sentence if you are unsure whether I or me fits the sentence correctly.

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posted 05-28-2003 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I often travel, unfortunately, up to Long Island. We have decided, most of us anyway, that it's more convenient to drive than fly (work trip). By the time we travel to the airport, take our shoes off, fly, get another rental car and travel out to the plant, it's almost a wash on total travel time. It's therefore more convenient to drive since you can come and go as you please, and not have to worry about the size of your carry-on.

Anyway...my point was that we laugh about being able to tell how close we are to our destination (NY) by the manners associated with the toll booth collectors. There are about 5 different collections on the way, and you can't get a nice word out of that last one!!

Ironically, I went down to the outer banks last weekend and hit the toll plaza on 168. Got quite a few thank yous, and have a nice day. Refreshing!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-10-2003 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was watching Katie Couric interview Hillary Clinton and I noticed even she kept saying "Me and Bill..."

Is she a First Lady, or a First Hillbilly?

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posted 06-10-2003 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve I just could not watch it.
Few things in life make me mad.I'll just let it go.

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posted 06-10-2003 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
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Is she a First Lady, or a First Hillbilly?


I believe she proved her intelligence when she stayed married to him after he boinked that beauty pagent contestant before he/she became president.

Personally, I didn't watch that tale of lies. I don't believe anything her, or her hubby says. Their past record justifies it. If I can't believe what is being said in an honest interview, I feel it is a waste of my time.

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Big D
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I think my kids are courtious to everyone but me.. Just Kidding.. Actually it makes you feel good inside when people let you know how polite your kids are in public.. You always wonder,, Huh Talley..

And,, about the time I start stereotyping groups,, like kids that are totally punk looking,, one will hold the door for me at a parts house or say "Excuse Me".. If they think they were in my way..

But,, I do say "Thanks You",, to clerks in stores and get no responds.. Can't believe they haven't been trained better.. Guess those businesses will have to start using "SHOCK COLLARS"..

Don

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the only time i am not polite to people is when the are not polite to me cause i was raised that way i do agree with steve kids do model heir parents alot

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