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Common Courtesy, Uncommon

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Common Courtesy, Uncommon

     “In the old days people would…” How many of us have heard this statement from our parents’ generation? It seems that acts of common courtesy are mired in “correctness” movements and forgotten in the hectic pace of life.

     These small acts of courtesy remain appropriate and deemed considerate actions regardless of generation or gender.

  • Hold the door open for the person following directly behind you.
  • Open the door for someone whose hands are full.
  • Give up your seat when someone clearly needs to sit more than you do.
  • Greet people—especially those you see regularly—with a friendly “Hello”…and look at them while doing so.

Make these acts of courtesy common and common courtesy will be just that.


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