Etiquette and Common Courtesy A few years back (10 or 20), I was a beast! Rude, proud, boisterous. People who haven't seen me in a very long time can't believe the changes I have experienced with Christ in my life. I'm always on the constant lookout for ways to make my world around me a better place. Over the holidays, I noticed that many people treat cashiers very rudely. So I examined my own behavior and took some old rules and enforced them in my own life. 1 - Look at the name-tag. Address them by that name. 2 - They ask you "How are you today?" Reply honestly, and then return the favor by asking how they are. 3 - When they thank you, tell them "You're welcome" and then bid them a good day. There are others that I try to follow... In a restaurant, don't be on the lookout at the tables around you for people who are eating with their mouths open, while they talk, shoveling food in, etc. Mind your own manners, Whirlwind... Always hold the door open for a lady (even if she might get angry with you for doing so) Be on the lookout for elders and try to help them in any way you can, Whirlwind...help them get things off of top shelves, politely ask a crowd to move aside so he/she can get through, etc. At work, tell everybody (not just the boss) good morning! Send thank-you notes for Christmas gifts. Anybody got more suggestions? I don't know why, but I like to lean to the old etiquette of days-gone-by. Customs that people may or may not do anymore. Kindness, I think, helps me to become a better Christian. It's all good and nice to feel polite on the inside, but when it comes out as action for another human being, it makes me feel Christ's love in my own heart. Manners? Anyone? What are some that you once saw that you might no longer see anymore? Thanks.