In general I'm polite person, even when I'm totally having a very bad day and my own mood is horrible, I can still be nice to people. But if I don't like a person, I can and will be a happy "rude polite" to them. But most people I don't, don't like me either. So, it's even.
Cause right now, I want nothing more then to say some very choice words to the people I'm stuck living with right now, but I can't. So I just leave them completely alone, and they hate that. I can hear them talk about me from the upstairs, so I know what they think of me. But it's best to be polite and the better person, then let yourself fall to their level.
Um.. my manners... I have been working on them for at least 6 months when I started using Da, well half way through it. I have gotten better but I do forget to say stuff. But I do believe my manners were worse before then. But, I say You're Welcome and Thank you a lot here on DA XD
I'm pretty good mannered. But my attitude towards people depend on how they treat me, But hey, when they're rude and something happened to them, I still try to be kind and help them. I'm no monster. XD
the harsh up bringing that my father bestowed upon me made me very respectful to other parents. I think I had fairly good etiquette, you know, never asking for food, never complaining about anything, never being rude.
my dad did a good job of making me believe everything that authority told me and to always obey authority, his character is weak and spineless to this day.
I like to be respectful and approachable to everyone. I also give everyone the benefit of the doubt, no judging. But any sign of disrespect and the gloves come off, I don't tolerate people trying to belittle me.
Hum I thank people a lot IRL, also I'll often let someone sit in public transports if there are no seats, other than that I don't say much, I don't go, out of my way saying good morning to neighbors or things like that, and when people try to engage in small talk I don't act too friendly so that they stop annoying me.
I live in the southeastern US. I'm often surprised when visitors or transplants from other parts of the country comment on how polite we are, because I feel manners in the region have declined dreadfully even in my lifetime.
I'm also surprised when people reject politeness. I occasionally have people get all huffy when I call them "sir" or "ma'am". But, being raised to be polite, I do not respond, "Have it your way, shitass!" as that would be rude.
Calling a woman "ma'am" instead of "miss" could be seen as an insult in a way I suppose - especially if that woman still fancies herself as being young or that woman is feeling that she's getting old and now you're confirming it for her.
I even remember when someone referred to my grandmother as a "senior citizen". That did not go over well despite the fact that she is well into being one. lol