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Ten Commandments for Good Manners

Which is your favorite?

I had the pleasure to speak at a lovely Mother-Daughter Tea recently in Mahoning and Lorain Counties. The hostesses were thoughtful and created a beautifully decorated table with lovely homemade sandwiches, cookies and tea. I shared many thoughts that afternoon, but the questions from the audiences kept returning to one point - rules of Good Manners.

With our lifestyle of today I wanted to share them with you, my Patch readers. We can try to achieve some of them with our own master goal just how wonderful that would be. So here they are..

  • Thou Shalt Speak with Kindness and Caution
  • Thou Shalt Not Criticize or Complain
  • Thou Shalt Be Punctual
  • Thou Shalt Not Embarrass Others
  • Thou Shalt Act and Look Your Best
  • Thou Shalt Be Thyself
  • Thou Shalt say “Thank you”
  • Thou Shalt Give Compliments
  • Thou Shalt Not Be Boastful, Arrogant or Loud
  • Thou Shalt Listen Before Speaking

Now that you have read them, this won’t be hard, right? Currently my favorite is Thou Shalt Not Embarrass Others, the very essence of using good manners.

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joe simonton May 07, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Debbie go back and hide in your little white colonial on Saybrooke Boulevard knowing that in the last 4 months you have complained 23 times about TOS violations about gasp peoples names ...I am sure John Jr is so proud of you .....
CFCSParent May 07, 2012 at 12:25 PM
All of these comments just prove the point of the article, or shall I remind you? Thou Shalt Speak with Kindness and Caution Thou Shalt Not Criticize or Complain Thou Shalt Be Punctual Thou Shalt Not Embarrass Others Thou Shalt Act and Look Your Best Thou Shalt Be Thyself Thou Shalt say “Thank you” Thou Shalt Give Compliments Thou Shalt Not Be Boastful, Arrogant or Loud Thou Shalt Listen Before Speaking
Troy McClure May 07, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Joe, there's a seat open for you in English class since it's obvious you failed the part in elementary school when they taught about using punctuation.
Troy McClure May 07, 2012 at 12:54 PM
You can thank television and the internet for the explosion of rudeness. People act like tough guys pounding away on the keyboard. And too many TV shows targeting the younger demographic have been displaying how cool it is to be disrespectful to adults -- and people in general.
joe simonton May 07, 2012 at 02:51 PM
yes CFCSParent we know what the article is about, Debbie has left 3 comments complaining only about the fact that people are not using their full name (which if she responds to you she will remind you also) but if that's all she has to contribute is TOS complaints, I fear she thinks of herself as "the savior of Rome"

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