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  • Common Courtesy

    Another thread gave me the idea for this one.What common courtesies, are not any longer?* Identifying yourself on the phone before you ask if somneone in my home is there* Holding doors open for people right behind you* Helping older folks when they are struggling to step up a curb or on stairs.Stuff like that
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  • #2
    I do all those things. Even help old ladies in the store when they struggle to lift or reach things. Other people though....
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    • #3
      Here's a few that I've noticed that really bug me:

      -Blocking the whole aisle at the grocery store with your cart then proceed to walk away from your cart, forcing someone else to move it just so they can get down the aisle.

      -Talking on your phone will checking out at a store.

      -Cashiers at stores that do not say thank you or "have a nice day" when you finish the transaction.

      -People who do not say please & thank you, in general.
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      • #4
        What is this Common Courtesy thing you speak of???

        Really though, the saying who you on the phone is like a let peeve of mine. I just had someone call and when I asked who was calling they had the nerve to snap back with "you first." You called me, not the other way around!
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        • #5
          ^^^ I like the one where they call you and it goes like this, me: hello, caller: who is this? me, I don't know I can't see you...

          Cashiers that cannot make change.

          One of mine also is the buggy in the middle of the aisle.
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          • #6
            where to start....

            People who dont say thank you for holding the door.
            - Drivers who stay in the right lane to go straight on red lights. (blocking right hand turns)
            - - Drivers who hit the brakes hard, gun the gas, hit the brakes, gun gas... its like a domino.
            People not washing their hands in the public bathroom.
            People throwing the towels on the floor and leaving them.
            People who don't understand tipping service members.

            Generally any interaction with people in movie theaters ruins my movie.

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            • #7
              I hate when food stamp and welfare recipients spend the money in front of me without thanking me for supporting them.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by M1garand View Post
                I hate when food stamp and welfare recipients spend the money in front of me without thanking me for supporting them.
                I hate it more because more than often they are made to put back half of what they can't buy with it and I'm sure it's not their first time trying to beer or candy with it.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stevenlandry2 View Post
                  People who dont say thank you for holding the door.
                  I just chime in wit a voluntary "You're welcome.", when this happens.
                  I yell "PIKACHU" before I tase someone.

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                  • #10
                    People are generally in a rush nowadays and don't take the time to be polite...period.
                    This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by deputy x 2 View Post
                      People are generally in a rush nowadays and don't take the time to be polite...period.
                      Its not about being in a rush. I'm in a rush too most of the time and I still say a quick please or thank you. Its people who just don't give a **** anymore.

                      As for the shopping cart in the middle of the aisle, solve the problem by pushing their cart down to the end of the aisle with your cart.

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                      • #12
                        I really dislike it when people I'm talking to do not take off their sunglasses.
                        I really dislike it when a deputy I'm with doesn't take off his hat in someone else's home.
                        I really dislike it when someone is being interviewed on TV and leaves his sunglasses on.
                        I really dislike it when a phone call or text message takes priority over me, while I'm there in person.
                        I really dislike it when my wife and I are greeted in a store or resturaunt as "guys".

                        Does that make me old fashioned, or just an a55? I'm good with either.

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                        • #13
                          General lack of "please" and "thank you."

                          Lack of respect for the written language (their/there, your/you're, etc)

                          People who park in the middle of the traffic lane, 5 people get out, 1 exits and goes away, all 5 pile back in and they finally drive away - thus effectively blocking an entire street while they do what they need to do.

                          Taking a cell phone call while I'm talking to them - when at work I remove the cell phone and place it on top of the vehicle until I'm done conducting my business.

                          I held the door for my pregnant wife a few years ago. Two Vietnamese teenage females pushed her aside and forced their way in through the door I held. After all that they didn't even say thank you.

                          Total lack of courtesy for females, elderly, and handicapped.

                          In other words, I am really not happy with today's society.
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                          • #14
                            Stupid formatting issues. I had a good story, but it makes me look stupid when I have a giant unigraph with multiple quotes all smooshed together.

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                            • #15
                              Elevators! You can't get in until I get out. So move your dog/kids/boxes/groceries/stroller/self out of the way.

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