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5 Basic Public Manners


No matter where you are, out of town or out of the country, I’ve seen that some people show an extreme lack of mannerism out in public and it’s not so pretty. Here are some 5 manners that you should display (well, at least I think you should) when out in public.

1.     Say ‘Bless You’ After Someone Sneezes
It’s happened before that I am in a store shopping away and someone next to me sneezes, and out of manners I say bless you just to be completely ignored. Excuse me? I mean, even if you’re not a person to be accustomed to being told a simple ‘Bless You’, you can still manage a ‘Thank You’ in return. Also, it’s happened that I sneeze in the middle of a store with so much people around me and nobody even looks my way. Aw, c’mon people!

2.     Say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’
When someone opens the door for you, gives you your change, picks up something you dropped on the floor because they’re closer to the item, always say thank you. Always say please as well, especially if asking something from the employees. You’d be surprised at how many customers yell at the employees demanding items at stores/restaurants daily that a simple please can go a long way.

3.     Hold Doors Open For People
It’s a good tendency to have, more of a extra points kind of manner. What people don’t realize sometimes is that someone may be having a bad day or feel unappreciated and the single fact that you held the door for them may make their day or even week, so always try to do this, even for the people behind you.

4.     Direct People with ‘Sir’ and ‘Ma’am’
Again, the employees: they go through so much customers being rude to them; it’s a nice change to hear someone call them respectively and in a calm manner. A small thing as calling someone ‘sir’ with a smile can make someone’s day.

5.     Be Nice To Everyone
This is a no-brainer but there are people out there in grocery stores spitting foul mouth things at whomever crosses in front of them and it just blows some people’s mood out the window, so always be nice! Smiles and charm, people, smiles and charm.

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