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Why don't people say "Thank you" anymore? What is happening with society?

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It's not just young people who fail to be polite. People of all ages are so caught up in themselves and their own thoughts that they forget the niceties in life. Phrases like "Please", "Thank you", and "You're welcome" have fallen by the wayside. If we ever lose our opposable thumbs, there will be nothing left to distinguish us from the rest of the animal kingdom.

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.. and see, it's true!!! Even your tractor is Green! It so fits you!!! Happy! happy!
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true true green
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Thank you... both of you!
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beats me. All I know is kids nowadays are pure evil. It could be society.. the media.. or just parents not educating their kids with good morals..

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pure evil lol :) green
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Not all of us are pure evil. I'm only evil when I'm really bored.
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I wonder too... When I was little, I said thank you to simple things like 'congrats' now people don't even ever say it , even to gifts.

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can u say greedy green
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True love is doing something for someone and not expecting anything in return. Thats perfect love

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dumb comment, wasn't true than, isn't true now.
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People these days don't really care about being "polite" to other people all they care about is being respected and if they aren't respected they start doing saying dumb stuff

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Where to start?? Let's say when parents both had to start working and or discipline was taken away from parents and out of school. The kids think they can run the schools. And the household because the parents can't do anything. So when they do try and teach anything the kids reply with " I don't have to or who are you??" and parents have no ground to stand on anymore. I spank my kids, I'll be damn'd if they tell me no. If they can do a better job, come get them. Because I feed, I clothed, I put them through school and there is nothing wrong with discipline and learning respect...

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ms kerryb i wish i could give u 50 thumbs up green no a 1000..
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Thanks!!
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Ms. dustee.. I am in absolute agreement with you!
Kerryb (great way spell that!) You bring a fantastic point to the table. In America, kids seem to think they can get away with being hostile and demeaning to others. The truth of the matter is they may.. for a moment or two. What they don't understand is, the more they get away with it at home, and even in the classroom, the more handicapped they are going to be in "the adult world." A good visual is this: A kid says, "FYou, I can do anything A-- H--- and you can't touch me cuz' I'm a M***** F***** kid, go ahead jus try F** Off. Placement or who the kid is speaking too doesn't matter. You set the scene any place you would like, because........ after he/she says that, they are 18. Now, being a "kid" means: plug in this above statement. and ... act: (reaction to that statement one more time.) Ya' know what ? I don't care who you are and what you got away with. You are NOT going to show ME what it's all about. I don't care what side of "the tracks" you grew up on or who your Father is. What I care about is you disrespected me, my bridge with your graffiti, and your overall belief we all need your sorry A** to lead us into the next 80 years. GET it? GET in! And off the smart a** kid goes off to jail. WAIT!! I'm not a kid! I'm an adult.. My one and only call? NOPE. You lost that right a long time ago. The people who bailed you out a long time ago have moved on.
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I do not tolerate disrespect, not from mine and or any other. The statement was made before I was born. "It takes a community to raise a child". Well what happen to the community? They went into hiding!! My son raised his hand to me at the age of 10. And I told him to put his shoes on and I drove him down to the police station. Here in Texas, a 10 yr old can be charged with assault at that age. So I brought his little behind inside and told them I don't need a child like this and explained and told them to do something. Mind you I worked with the police dept. So they did. And he began to ball and cry. But I was serious, I am not going to raise no women hitting, hoodlum. BS!! They had a good talk with him, explained to him his consequence and he has NEVER done anything even close to that. As a matter of fact, it's better than before. I don't mean to scare the crap out the boy, but I would rather scare then him ever go to jail. More parents need to pay attention to their children instead of the damn TV, or what the jones have!! You get one shot at raIsing your kids!! Do it right, or try!
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No Thank You, No Hello, No door holding, No patience, no I'm not gonna continue b-cuz you get my drift. I do my best to do everything most people aren't doing. I say HI, and even if they don't say HI back, I still did my part. Manners are seeming to be a thing of the past, and we wonder why people are going on killing sprees and what not.

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DID MY THUMB WORK? This is gettin a little irritatin... -__-
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Hey you! happy! I was going to suggest here, but it would take to many words to get across.. using you as an my intro to follow .. but I can't even think of a way to put what I have to say in ... I think I may have it.!
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Dude! Where are you! -__- it's been 9 minutes!! Bob is the only one that'll talk to me today. I'm gonna post the CS link so I can talk to them about this issue of mine...
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i only see one thumb :(
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Read down.. how was that?! almost happy... not all the way there until you say " by Jove, I think she's got it!" happy! Happy!
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Yeah that someone else :( ok now for that link
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NAF, I did thumb you silly!
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http://asksupport.custhelp.ask.com/ask/app it's a good thing I memorize these lol
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It keeps loading..and loading...and loading........AND LOADING.... -__- ya get my point?
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SS, I know, you just don't wanna give me a thumb, that's fine :(
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Green, if it will let me. Ask is having some issues tonight : (
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Glitches seem to more and more frequent. Oh well, I'm still havin fun :)
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Nafta! You know I love you! :( It won't work on Mikale, Kuu, Bob, Lizard, or any other person I try to green. Almost midnight here muahaha! OMG AND NAFTA GUESS WHAT!!! I'm gonna be a freshman!! :O sorry it's exciting lol for me it is....
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green
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That was awesome!
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We will not have to talk about this after 12/21/2012

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Really? C'mon now...
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Come to South Carolina. I am not a native, but politeness and manners still reign.

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Cool, I am going to South Carolina in a few days. Texas needs to refresh on their language. Ain't and y'all are getting to me.
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Great cookie. I hope you have a great time.warning. they say y'all here too.
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Hi! There is a simple thought that may project polite behavior and manners: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Even if they don't respond back accordingly, you will have treated them as you wish to be treated. Send out the good vibes and don't stop being the person you are! Have a nice weekend.

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yuppers :)
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happy! happy!
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Well said! Agree completely!
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See! Good for you messymissy! I think you might make it! There is no judgement call on anyone, nor is there a status quo. The idea is to learn from one another and have a little fun, if you can, along the way. I don't make fun of anyone. What may seem trival to me, is very important to someone else. Some questions that cross everyone's path are tragic. Whether it be pregnancy, losing a loved one, or just plain having "a bad day." We all try our best to give and learn. I appauled you in wanting to be a part of the ASK group. We all have certain things we can contribute. It's not about how many followers or how many votes,.. it's about helping others in the best way you know possible.. and if you get a "green," a "thumb," or just go back and see your thumb has a 1 behind it, it means someone else thinks the same! It's all about people! I know I'll see you around soon! Have a nice weekend!
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green ....like it....
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Thank you for that insight!
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I say thank you all the time

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:) green green green
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They "don't" learn it from their parents, along with please and I'm sorry....becoming extinct.

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Ohhh such a good point! Take responsibility for your actions and words... very nicely put ! A thumb and then some if I could! have a great weekend!
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thanks...you too Julie ;)
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I don't I try to be polite and say thank you
no ones perfect

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Thats got nothing to do with being perfect -__-
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The new "You're welcome" seems to have become "No problem", as if we are being told that we can stop worrying because that person is okay with the work we required of him. If I ran a business which catered to the public, that would be my first order of business--to get my employees to smile and simply say "You're welcome".

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Lucky for me, my mom taught me right. My sister not so much. I say thank you to every little thing. Like when the waiter brings my water, or takes away my finished plate. I even say please. My sister needs to work on her please's, thank you's, and no/yes sir/maam. Maybe it's just the generation. What's worse is when I hold the door for people and they don't even acknowledge me. When my elders come in the room i get off my lazy butt and let them have my seat. I know how well respected it makes you to be polite and how it makes that person feel special and appreciated. Making people happy is my thing. Perhaps it is the parents or just the kid. It could be any of those reasons. All I know is that things need to change!

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green
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im proud of you :)
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Thank you! I mean, it's not hard to add that little saying and maybe change someone's day.
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Same here my Dad would whoop my butt into next year if I wasnt polite and Yes sir no sir yes maam no maam
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I understand greatly. :D same thing here.
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The society is cruel and people's manners are the scariest thing you ever saw. All you can do is try to teach them the right thing. If it doesn't work you won't be surprised because of the way they were brought up. You can't change that.

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People have become too caught up in their lives to pay attention to other people. At school I hold the door open for lots of people, but most don't say than you. It doesn't really bother me though.

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