7 Old-School Manners That Need to Be Resurrected Immediately ...

By Corina

7 Old-School Manners That Need to Be Resurrected Immediately ...

I’m sure that most of you would agree with me when I say that lately, as a society we have become pretty rude. Somewhere along the way, we forgot our manners and in order to reclaim them, we need to reclaim the courtesy. Manners are important to people for a reason and by reclaiming those manners, we will be happier as a society and as individuals as well. There are a lot of things we can do to improve the way we treat other people and this doesn’t even require so much effort on our behalf. Here are 7 old school manners that we should bring back:

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Saying “Please” and “Thank You”

Saying “Please” and “Thank You” is not just polite, it’s common sense as well. These simple words can help us remember that we are asking others to make an effort to help you and also, that we really appreciate the things they do for us. Yet, these words have been nearly deleted from the vocabulary of a lot of people, especially of those who don’t work in customer service.

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Writing Thank You Notes

If you want to thank someone, just keep in mind that a handwritten thank you note expresses more than gratitude, it shows the receiver that you really appreciate their help and that you wanted to do something special to thank them.

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Remembering to RSVP

Try to never forget to RSVP. Even if you don’t know if you will be able to go to that event, let the organizer know that. They will appreciate your gesture, because when you RSVP, you honor the fact that someone values you enough to invite you to a special event.

4

Holding Doors Open

This is not something that only men should do. Everyone should hold doors open for anyone. The other person will surely be grateful for it. This simple action can change someone’s day and it can put a smile on their face.

5

Give up Your Seat on Public Transport

One of those old manners that people should remember more often is the fact that they should give up their seat on public transport for the elderly, frail or pregnant. This should juts be common decency and not something that would require so much effort on our behalf.

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Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

George Santayana
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Making Proper Introductions

You all know how awkward it is to find yourself in a group conversation where you don’t know anyone. Just keep in mind that if you don’t have enough time to prepare an introduction, just introduce people by name and by their relationship with you.

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Ask to Leave the Table

This should not only apply to kids who want to leave the table, but to grownups as well. Those simple words “May I Be Excused?” should really make a comeback. It shows respect and consideration for other people’s feelings and it’s one of those old school habits that we should bring back.

A lot of people think that now days most of those manners we lived by in the past are old-fashioned, outdated and unnecessary. Yet, we believe that those manners need to make a comeback since they will help us prosper as a society. Are manners important to you? What manners do you think we should bring back? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section!

Sources:
wisebread.com
debriefdaily.com

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Most people I know do most of these. I live in Illinois but grew up in Virginia. I'm in my mid-30s and when I was a kid my parents never expected me to ask to be excused from the table. Like Alyx said when we were done we took our dishes to the sink. Asking permission to leave has always seemed too controlling for my taste so I'm glad it's not something I was raised to do.

I was raised to do all these , and it still never backfired

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I don't do this I was taught to do this I do say thank u and please a lot. But that is all.

It would help though if the person the door is held open for actually acknowledged it instead of ignoring you or giving a dirty look!!!

It's sad that these are outdated

Yes, sometimes manners are in hiding these days? We can bring them all back to show we care for others!

@Sarwa you are so right. I am from good old Blighty and many of the points ring true. I still say thank you and please and maybe too much sorry hehe. Love it when the doors are held for me esp by a man.

Sarwa- same with Canada. I mean There's always the ass but in 99% of the time everyone is polite. I'm not sure of the table thing though, seems more like a ownership thing, but I never had that in my family. When you were done eating you'd say thank you and put your dishes away and go do whatever unless asked to help clean up.

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