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Old 05-28-2018, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaBoss21 View Post
I am polite, open doors, pick up items dropped, say please and thank you. But I never forget to say you're welcome whether they say thank you or not.
I do the same....but if looks could kill, I'd be dead many times over. Always have to laugh to myself when I say you're welcome and they look at me and throw daggers with their eyes. Really love the ones that you hold the door for them and their entire family to enter the restaurant ahead of you, then you both walk up to the host stand and the host inform you there is a wait and ask for a name, they just look at you and then give the host their name to get put on the list ahead of you.
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
I don't consider it being a door mat . If the woman , or man for that matter as I hold the door for ANYone behind me is to rude to say thank you it is a reflection on them, not me. And I ALWAYS give a hearty thank you when it's held for me.
If respect is shown to me I am the first to give it back in kind, as you said, "heartry" but I am tired of being taken advantage of by others.
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I'll hold the door open for anyone behind me, but if they don't smile, nod or say thank you, I'll very sarcastically your welcome.
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Ever do a good deed for no appreciation?

Yes. This is what separates us from the shit-hole twat waffles.

I'm a dick. No doubt. But I won't be a dick to you until you show me that you deserve my dick-a-tude. I will be a polite "Yes, sir" "Yes, ma'am" type of guy and I expect the same in return.

If you can't give that, game on. And I rarely lose the game.
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
Ever do a good deed for no appreciation?

Yes. This is what separates us from the shit-hole twat waffles.

I'm a dick. No doubt. But I won't be a dick to you until you show me that you deserve my dick-a-tude. I will be a polite "Yes, sir" "Yes, ma'am" type of guy and I expect the same in return.

If you can't give that, game on. And I rarely lose the game.
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i try to do the right thing. simple way to live really
Old 05-28-2018, 03:51 PM
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Well, I see a lot of folks here have tossed the Golden Rule out the window. And won't do anything for others unless they get some sort of recognition for it. Simply take the higher ground and move on? Fuggedabowit!

Also, I have lived below in former Confederate states for 25 years of my adult life and that business about Southerners being more polite and kindly is just plain BS. I spend a lot of time in Yankee territory and have seen it all first hand.
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Former confederate states? How is that relevant?
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The personal satisfaction comes when the deed is done. Any appreciation given afterwards is a bonus.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
If respect is shown to me I am the first to give it back in kind, as you said, "heartry" but I am tired of being taken advantage of by others.
sounds like you are an angry old man. I have no problem being polite and courteous to others reciprocated or not. Grow up.
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
Well, I see a lot of folks here have tossed the Golden Rule out the window. And won't do anything for others unless they get some sort of recognition for it. Simply take the higher ground and move on? Fuggedabowit!

Also, I have lived below in former Confederate states for 25 years of my adult life and that business about Southerners being more polite and kindly is just plain BS. I spend a lot of time in Yankee territory and have seen it all first hand.

BS...the true born Southerners still have manners....it's the up north transplants that are ruining it. Even if you are 50 and been here for 25 yrs, you still don't count.....people that are born and raised here are the one's with the manners. Manners are generally instilled in a person from birth, reinforced throughout their formative years and become part of their personality. Unfortunately, even the new borns now that come from up north transplants don't get those values instilled in them.......the truly polite ones with manners are 3rd generation or more. Some 2nd generation and most 1st generation southerners are nothing more than northerners born in the south......you can take a northerner out of the north, but you can't take the north out of them.
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post

Also, I have lived below in former Confederate states for 25 years of my adult life and that business about Southerners being more polite and kindly is just plain BS. I spend a lot of time in Yankee territory and have seen it all first hand.
LOL
Is that because the south has been overrun with yanks ? Did you personally ask where the ones you saw do that, where they’re from ?

NOPE.
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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
BS...the true born Southerners still have manners....it's the up north transplants that are ruining it. Even if you are 50 and been here for 25 yrs, you still don't count.....people that are born and raised here are the one's with the manners. Manners are generally instilled in a person from birth, reinforced throughout their formative years and become part of their personality. Unfortunately, even the new borns now that come from up north transplants don't get those values instilled in them.......the truly polite ones with manners are 3rd generation or more. Some 2nd generation and most 1st generation southerners are nothing more than northerners born in the south......you can take a northerner out of the north, but you can't take the north out of them.
pure bullshit
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Pffffft. Course not.

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Happened Sunday. So this is a half good deed goes unpunished....

We were riding in our friend's pontoon around his home and we came across this other pontoon waving a paddle at us and all people waving at us. Turned out they were about a mile from home when they ran out of gas and asked for a tow. The "captain" tossed me his bow line and I tied him off to the ski pole. We eased off and started pulling the other boat which instantly started pulling (and digging) hard to port. After a few seconds, I figured the guy would get to the helm and steer the boat behind us or at least trim up.

Nope. He sat on the bow and watched the little girl stand at the bow rail with her toes hanging 10. The few minutes we towed the folks, the boat dug as hard as it could to port....never once did they try to steer. I was ready to cut the tow line at any second.

Got the boat to his house, dropped them off.....they were out of beer. Figured. They did thank us, so it wasn't without some acknowledgement of helping them out.

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Originally Posted by silverg View Post
I see a lot of people lose things out of their car windows, mostly cigarette butts, chip bags or drink cups. I kindly pick the items up and catch up to the unlucky driver. When I hand the item back to them, they never seem appreciative, most times if not all, quite the opposite.
You and me brother. Just did it to a old dude in the pickup line at my son's elementary school.
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He slunk away
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I am a salesrep on the road. I was calling on an account and found a wallet with 1800 dollars in it.
Tracked down the person to return it and was accused of stealing 100 buck. WTF

Of course it was a woman screaming how her husband was going to kill her for losing the rent money.
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Originally Posted by seasure1 View Post
I am a salesrep on the road. I was calling on an account and found a wallet with 1800 dollars in it.
Tracked down the person to return it and was accused of stealing 100 buck. WTF

Of course it was a woman screaming how her husband was going to kill her for losing the rent money.
Now that's a no good deed goes unpunished story.
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I was at breakfast the other day at this little hole in the wall place we go and went up to pay (they don't accept CC's) and the guy in front of me pulls his money, phone and a handful of other stuff out of his front pocket and drops a $20 bill on the floor in the process and doesn't notice. So I pick it up, tap him on the shoulder and said "you just dropped this" as I held out the 20 and he just scowled at me, grabbed it, stuffed it back in his pocket and walked out.....not even an "oh shit", thank you or anything.
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At a restaurant Saturday night....had 2 beers. The waitress forgot to charge for one of the beers so I pointed out her mistake. She added beer to the bill....increased my tab by $3.50. Dang it.

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