Don’t Slam the Door in Someone’s Face and Other Lost Acts of Common Courtesy

Are courtesy and kindness things of the past?

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Holding the Door

Say “thank you” when someone holds a door for you and look behind you for the next person. It’s one of those “do unto others” habits.

Cell Phone Conversations in Public

You don’t care about my good or bad fortune, my relationships, or any of the drama in my life. And I don’t care about yours.

Standing in front of an elevator or train doors

You’re trying to get out and make room for people who will be getting on.

Phone use in movie theaters or live performances

Why don’t you shine a flashlight in my face?

Wait your turn

Ever heard the expression, “the line forms at the rear?’ That’s where you stand when you arrive and other people were there first.

Say please, thank you and excuse me

Please and thank you are the two magic words and need no explanation.

Lower your voice

No one is impressed or cares about your hot girlfriend, boyfriend, or anything else that makes your life so fabulous.

Eat with your mouth closed

Unless you’re in the high school cafeteria, lookies are not cool.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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