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Old 12-09-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I’m always polite until somebody crosses me. Lol, ok , I kid.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I was taught to be polite and for the most part it has carried into my current age.
But, I still have a problem with patience.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:27 PM
 
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yes I am polite.

and for those that want to complain loudly, you know you can also "complain" in a nice way and get better results

We have one gentleman in our small town that just goes off at city meetings. And he used to be a school teacher and principal. I just can't believe he acts this way. Just spouting nonsense.

I took him on the last time cuz I just couldn't stand it anymore. But in a nice way - lol. The man is a father and grandfather too.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:28 PM
 
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Here's another one that I've done since the age of 16 and still do:

When driving and signaling to merge or change lanes, especially within a traffic jam, and someone in line lets me into the new lane I always give them a wave to say Thank You.

I'm always the driver that will let someone merge, but I'd say less than 50% of drivers give me the Thank-you wave. The ones that do, tend to be middle age or older.

I do follow the one-car rule in traffic-jam or parkway merges though: If each car in the lane lets one car in ahead of them, things will flow steadily. Many drivers don't seem to be aware of this unwritten rule which is something I learned in the mid 1960s when I first learned to drive, and will try to nudge themselves right behind the car that I've just allowed in front me. If that happens I will inch forward myself as a signal to the pushy driver that "Hey, don't be greedy, alternate one car at a time in here, wait your turn", LOL

I live in a suburb of a major city and so traffic tensions can run high sometimes even outside of commuter rush hours which are 7-10 am and 4-7 pm.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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I haven’t changed with regard to manners. Since retiring, though, I have more patience because I rarely have to hurry.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I think I am more polite and social today than when I was younger. However my Dad became far less polite and less tolerant of others in his old age. Don't know if that's a precursor to how I will turn out or not, hope not.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Since I am no longer 'on the clock' I have enough time to take things easy so I am actually a little more tolerant and polite in general. I guess I am more patient now.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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I catch myself now.These days it's much easier for me to appreciate that everyone has their struggles. It's healthier too.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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I have always opened doors for women. I must admit part of the reason was to look at their butt
LOL. You win the forum today! I tried to rep you but I guess I already had. Cheers!
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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I catch myself now.These days it's much easier for me to appreciate that everyone has their struggles. It's healthier too.
Same here. I am always civil and polite until given reason not to be. But it has to be a good reason and I stop myself more often than not. Sometimes, it's just better to keep the peace.
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