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Remember Your Ps and Qs Elbows off the table cover your mouth when you cough yes maam no sir please and thank you are all phrases heard at some point in life Parents teach their children phrases such as these as an attempt to mold them into mannered adults It is a characteristic called politeness that makes people more accepted and favorable in society today Being polite does not come overnight it comes with experience and proper teaching Politeness is a word that is simply defined by the dictionary but more easily understood when the opposite is observed Meriam Websters has multiple meanings of polite Having characteristics of advanced culture having refined culture showing correct social usage and lack of crudities all were explained as the denotation of politeness What exactly do these definitions mean They mean putting your napkin in your lap at a restaurant saying excuse me when you sneeze holding the door open for a lady and so much more Being polite means being courteous and being well-mannered to others it means being considerate and thoughtful When people are polite well-mannered andor courteous they are more pleasurable company One who is polite is respected more than someone who is rude Politeness is a skill you must learn and it takes a great deal of practice to become second nature Politeness is better defined by showing what is is not Suppose there is a guy who is ridiculously impolite An evening with him would be one not forgotten Imagine this to start the night off right he picks the girl up 10 minutes late shows up at her door with his shirt un-tucked and his clothes un-ironed When asked questions by her father and mother he answers uh huh and uhhh yea As the two are leaving parents disapproval and all this ever so considerate guy gets into the drivers side without hesitating to open his dates car door
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