Please and thank you...

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    Aug 06, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    I don't understand why ppl can't grasp the concept of these two simple phrases.

    When someone gives you a compliment, you say thank you. When you ask for something, you say please.

    I'm only 22 and one of my best friends is 38, obviously he makes a much better salary lol. We have been great friends since we met. I now live with him and we hang out all the time. Most if the time when we go somewhere he pays. Clubs, food etc. When I have the money I pay for him and he appriciates it greatly. Whenever he meets another young guy he thinks is hot he buys them a drink. Whatever. But after a week or two he's over them. Now he and I have never had sex. Several times we have had those drunken conversations that are super deep and I tell him how appriciative I am and how I love him so much as a friend and that when I can I help out. Everytime we have had that conversation he just says "saying a simple please and thank you means alot, and you always do."

    so my little rant is because I sent a message to a member giving a conpliment, and in return I got nothing but attitude in response, across several messages.

    Are some ppl really incapable of just having a pleasent conversation regardles of if it is "just the Internet" as the person used as a defense.
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    Aug 06, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    Chaos444Are some ppl really incapable of just having a pleasent conversation regardles of if it is "just the Internet" as the person used as a defense.


    Yep, pretty much. All it is is immaturity, not worth sweating.
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    Aug 06, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    I always say the words "please"and "thank you." Just the way I was raised. Some people do not have those words in their vocabulary, unfortunately. Just keep going about your life being your polite self and sooner or later, you will find someone else who appreciates a person who can express gratitude and show respect.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 06, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    I say 'please' and 'thank you', even at drive-thrus.
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    Aug 06, 2009 8:12 PM GMT
    "It´s just the internet" = I´m really a jerk, but slightly too concerned about other people to be one too much in my real life, so I take it out on others on the internet....

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    Aug 06, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
    Say please and thank you especially at drive-thrus. The employees at my Starbucks drive-thru often give me free coffee for being polite and nice. It is appreciated. Especially by those who have to serve the public all day.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 06, 2009 8:16 PM GMT
    Well much can be said for the lack of "please" and "thank you" in every part of life.
    I always try and be polite, whether here, the gym, store or anywhere.

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  • ursa_minor

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    Aug 06, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    i say these two phrases with a sincere smile. goes a long way...makes new friends as a bonus.

    there are real gentlemen and there will be airheads.
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    Aug 06, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    Most response are monosyllabic, followed by .."you wanna come back to my place?" Followed by another monosyllabic response, "Sure". Followed by silence then heavy moaning, and shout for more, faster, deeper, harder then sighs of ecstasy. Finally some more monosyllabic exchanges like awesome, thanks and possibly a peck good bye.

    You might get a "Please" more and god " Thank you" but not always. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • EricLA

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    Aug 06, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    hector2009 saidMost response are monoslavic, followed by .."you wanna come back to my place?" Followed by another monoslavic response, "Sure". Followed by silence then heavy moaning, and shout for more, faster, deeper, harder then sighs of ecstasy. Finally some more monoslavic exchanges like awesome, thanks and possibly a peck good bye.

    You might get a "Please" more and god " Thank you" but not always. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    I think you mean monosyllabic. I think monoslavic means you come from only one Slavic country...

    And you're welcome. ;-)
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    Aug 06, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    as opposed to bi-Slavic or Slavic acting.
  • EricLA

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    Aug 06, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
    McGay saidas opposed to bi-Slavic or Slavic acting.


    You're not being slavphobic, are you McGay?
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    Aug 06, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    chaos444 said

    Are some ppl really incapable of just having a pleasent conversation regardles of if it is "just the Internet" as the person used as a defense.


    I think it has a lot to do with how you are raised. Some people are just clueless and don't have good manners. Please and/or thank you isn't even in their vocabulary -- unless, of course, they really need you for something.
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    Aug 06, 2009 11:32 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]CuriousJockAZ said[/cite]or thank you isn't even in their vocabulary -- unless, of course, they really need you for something.[/quote]

    That last part is so sad and true.
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    Aug 07, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    I'm always amazed at the number of people who never say 'thanks,' who never issue a compliment, who never return a favor, who never answer an e-mail, and who never have a kind or positive word for anyone or anything.
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    Aug 07, 2009 12:38 AM GMT
    chaos444 said

    I sent a message to a member


    That should have been your first clue ...

    In all seriousness, I probably overuse 'please' and 'thank you' because it's so underused in society. For instance, whenever I say thanks and have a good day to the check out chicks at my supermarket they almost fall over in surprise. I think manners in general are just going down the toilet in society.
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    Aug 07, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    Thank you, for this post!

    I too am horrified at the decline of the usage of please and thank you in today's generation in situations requiring please and thank you's. It seems nobody ever says thank you and please anymore. If you're supposed to be thankful for something you should thank it, him, or her thankfully and pleasantly. Because, puhleeeaze, being a rude bitch isn't really a pleasant trait. It's a pleasure to talk to someone who can pleasantly say please when he wants me to do something pleasing. I used to meet those kinds of pleasant people everyday but now I'm just thankful to meet someone who can pleasure me. Never mind if he doesn't actually thank me when I please him, at least he says please a lot (although in a quite unpleasant manner. e.g. "Please me, bitch!"). Please don't let this pleasant tradition of saying please and thank you die out. If we can all please just be a little bit more pleasant, I'll be very thankful. So again, people, please say thank you and please, please. Thank you.

    Pleasantly,
    Eric
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    Aug 07, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    Bro, we got sum ignorant folk in this world, and wit all this madness going on, its even crazier now, ignore them n pray 4 'emicon_lol.gif
  • Webster666

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    Aug 07, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    I probably don't say please as often as I should, but I always say thank you. I think that saying thank you is far more important. I sincerely appreciate anything that is done for me, anyone who is kind to me, or has a kind word to say.
    And, I'm free with the compliments. It costs nothing, and really makes someone's day.

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    Aug 07, 2009 1:10 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI'm always amazed at the number of people who never say 'thanks,' who never issue a compliment, who never return a favor, who never answer an e-mail, and who never have a kind or positive word for anyone or anything.


    And they are generally LOSERS! even if they think they are all that, the bag of chips and then some!
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    Aug 07, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    I always do my best to be polite, even here. I've had threads of hate started up "just for me" a number of them, and even though I've enjoyed playing with them, I've always tried to be polite about it all, and I know I've done very well indeed.

    I do my best to always say thank you, and please, even to a person who is being paid to provide a service.

    I use ma'am and sir too.

    But I don't always say thank you when some one gives me a complement, depends on what they said.
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    Aug 07, 2009 9:01 AM GMT
    masculine31 saidBro, we got sum ignorant folk in this world, and wit all this madness going on, its even crazier now, ignore them n pray 4 'emicon_lol.gif


    with this "madness" i would expect pl to start seeing the simple qualities in life. . ugh, ppl annoy me, why cant i just be a hobbit and be happy living in a hole >_<

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:30 PM GMT


    well, for starters, many people think that being bitchy is du rigueur.
    Blech.
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    Aug 07, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    In addition to "please" and "than you", people forget to say "excuse me" before they approach a stranger and start talking.

    For example, if you need directions or want to know what time it is, or need a light, first begin with "excuse me" instead of barking your questions out of the blue.