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Possible to be too polite?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I have always been polite (or at least in my opinion) but I have caught myself a couple times lately being too polite, possibly.

    Someone says something to me or I am in a situation that is sort of ackward or rushed, I say "thanks" when I don't need to. I don't have a specific example, but I know that it is not needed there.

    Is this bad, I don't mean to do this...I think it's just because of the situation?

    Comments?
     
  2. darkshadow

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    no problem in being too polite, as long as you dont let yourself get walked all over.


    Being a nice guy is a good thing theres too may as$holes out there, Nice guys do finish first sometimes.
     
  3. darkshadow

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    dood, we joined at the same time and you have almost twice the posts as me, i need to pad it up eh?
     
  4. Cricket

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    By the time your 39 you'll be a mean old bastard just like me. :D
     
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    Back when I was a checker :rolleyes: people would do that sometimes...say "thanks" like 30 times during a transaction. That in itself made the situation awkward for me, but always brought a smile to my face (after they walked away) :haha:
     
  6. darkshadow

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    theres a sone by matt good, in the middle he says, people used to smile now they just think that they should......

    nothing wrong withg being the nice guy
     
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    If everyone was as polite and respectful as you, Steve, the world would be a much nicer place. :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    I'm tend to be too polite myself, up until someone confuses it with weakness, and tries to take advantage of it. Being cordial is the best way to be and if more people were, just like Can says, the world would be a better place.
     
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    It's good to be polite this day in age, my lil' monkeyman, but,a s I have experienced, it's better to hold onto that right up until you need to be very angry.

    I liken it to a cigarette. I'll put up with a lot, let it burn off, but when I hit the end of this cig, I'mma beat the living hsit out of you. So stop being an ass before I stop smoking.
     
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    Figures it would be a Canadian asking if he's too nice:haha: . Grow a set and tell everyone to PISS OFF!:mad:
     
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    Same here, and the look on people's faces when they cross that line always amazes me. They act as if they have no idea what happened to cause polite to leave the building.:rolleyes:
     
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    steve, don't worry about being to polite, it make you who you are, I have been working in a high school for 2 months now, replaceing all the windows, and it drives me NUT the whole place if filled with ignorant, discourteous kids, who wont do a thing for you, walk down the hall with a cart FULL od glass 1000 lbs worth thell look and and keep walking in your way.

    Four students out of a school of 800 will actualy hold a door open, or get out of the way and tell others to do so.


    be polite its a good thing.
     
  13. 84gmcjimmy

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    LOL I am quite sure I don't do it as much as those people. I know the limit...

    Thanks guys...
     
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    Thanks Steve,

    Thank you,

    Appreciate it,

    Thanks,

    Too Kind,

    What a guy,

    So nice,

    can't stop now,

    :D
     
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    Everybody loves Stave
     
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    thats right! cuz polite is good. i hold the door for everyone. most people say thanks but if i get one that looks at me like i shoulda done it.:D i try my best to make there shopping experiance miserable.:laugh: stand in there way, bump into them, etc.;)
     
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    I did that once, and still feel bad for blurting out " your very welcome you damn lazy ass fat frog retard with no arms!!!"












    :haha::haha::haha:
     
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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: if its a women i yell"your welcome".man the look i get.:laugh: :laugh:
     
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    my brother in law (who lives in socal) hate that he hold the door fr some jerk at starbucks or something and they look at you like you were supost too, nice and loud HEY YEAH DONT WORRY ABOUT IT, YOUR WELCOME
     
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    :haha: :haha: i really try to be cool to everyone,but sometimes you gotta call people on there ****. i'm not very PC after someone gets under my skin.i have a short fuze for people that deserve it.my whole life i just bit my tounge,but the last ten years i figure WTF? i'm saying it.:haha:
     

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