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Whatever Happened To Good Manners?

September 23, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: I have to admit I was taken by a recent sermon while surfing the net a few nights ago. The pastor said something I’ve been saying for years about the lack of good manners....

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IThink

Sep-23-13 2:56 AM

Urp.

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Jazzie

Sep-23-13 6:55 AM

Pig

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SCALLYWAG

Sep-23-13 1:10 PM

I was taught as a lad not to wear your hat at the dinner table. Go to any high end country club and everyone has there hat on. I take mine off. Grandpa scallywag would roll in his grave. The world is full of double standards. The absence of thank you and your welcome is not only the cashiers problem but lack of training on part of the managers of the operation. These are the fundamentals of any society.

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Jazzie

Sep-23-13 3:29 PM

Scalz, whatever part of the country, er, universe, it isn't the management's job to train your employees to say please or thank you - or now closer to the holidays, to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

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Dark77

Sep-23-13 6:15 PM

I have to agree with scally today...good comment..

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50s4ever

Sep-23-13 8:22 PM

Any manager worth his salt will insist politeness be part of every transaction with a customer.

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IThink

Sep-23-13 9:32 PM

Happy Hanukkah!

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Thomas77

Sep-24-13 6:56 AM

The last couple of years I have seen good manners go out the window between strangers, friends and even family. It may be my imagination but that is the feeling I get quite a bit!!!

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Thomas77

Sep-24-13 7:02 AM

I could have this feeling for a number of reasons, such as the 2008 recession and the death of my mother. It seems like people just don't have time for each other. I get the impression people just don't have the time for others. I hope every day that I will wake up and the good manners will start to return!!!

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nonfiction

Sep-24-13 8:37 AM

Scallywag brings up a good point. I too was raised not to wear a hat at the dinner table and i'm not that old. But this is all over society, not just the cashier who doesn't say thank you, or the teen who's lacks basic manners. But also the so called "higher end" of society. The guy who flips out on waitress because his prime rib isn't prepared exactly how he wants it. People often feel that they treat others with disrespect because of their position in society. We often here many more complaints about young or poor people who lack manners, when we should all be taking a look in the mirror.

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IThink

Sep-24-13 8:42 AM

Mmmmm. Bacon!

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50s4ever

Sep-24-13 8:56 AM

When you spend most of your awake time playing with a machine that rewards you on killing and maiming masses, and every video or movie you see in addition to talk shows celebrate crudeness, what do you expect? Garbage in, garbage out. Kids are taught. They can be taught good, or bad.

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50s4ever

Sep-24-13 10:13 AM

I know a Grandmother who is incensed that her Gdaughter in Alabama is required to say "Yes sir" or "Ma'am" in school. The kid adamantly refuses to use it outside school. I bet they will complain about being teated like outsiders the whole time they live there. Duhhh....

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duckster

Sep-24-13 10:29 AM

and the point of this letter?????

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PleaseWakeUp

Sep-24-13 10:54 AM

Well said 77. Loan, Christmas is not the only holiday during that time of year.

btw, watching the comments from this group, you can see there are no manners.

Happy Columbus Day / Happy Halloween / Happy Veterans Day / Happy Thanksgiving / Happy Holidays!

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Jazzie

Sep-24-13 4:51 PM

Apparently some PC leftwing nut who probably voted for Romney got offended at my posting. What if we celebrate Hanukkah, or Hanukkah? What if we choose to celebrate Kwanzaa? What is politically correct about this? Politically correct are those who force one religion mambo jumbo onto others.

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Jazzie

Sep-24-13 4:54 PM

Thomas77 Christmas and Thanksgiving should be celebrated more than once a year, if one truly feels blessed to be well and religiously intoned.

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50s4ever

Sep-24-13 6:32 PM

"PC left wing nut voted for Romney"? Are you delerious?

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SCALLYWAG

Sep-24-13 9:33 PM

Need I say more. Lol

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Oelwyn

Sep-25-13 2:45 AM

A Christian will say "Merry Christmas",A Jewish person,"Happy Hannukah".A Secular Humanist might wish every one "Happy Holidays"-A "Right Wing Nut will invite everyone to "K.M.A" and an "Idiot" will laugh about it.Need I say more?

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Oelwyn

Sep-25-13 2:49 AM

Incidentally,What would "Miss Manners" do?

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50s4ever

Sep-27-13 12:36 PM

It sounds crude here, but imagine the 20 yr olds now getting old and the guy loses her, and at the bier is sayhing "I really f----loved that B--, man"...that's the direction mnners have taken.

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Expati

Sep-27-13 3:34 PM

Manners disappeared when people no longer depended on other people to meet their needs. Working as a team to meet basic needs meant survival. Mutual respect was a natural part of this. Today people are not so interdependant on each other. Many receive their basic needs from a faceless government and others create enough of their own personal wealth to be bothered to behave in a civil manner. It is noe all about what is best for ME.

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50s4ever

Sep-28-13 6:18 AM

Nobody under forty inows what respect means. They watched too many Godfather movies or gangsta boyz in the hood. They think it comes at the point of a gun. Others think it can be legislated by activist judges.

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POTatoHEAD

Sep-28-13 7:17 AM

An armed society is a polite society. At least that's what the NRA says, and who's going to argue with them? They all carry guns!

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