Absolute musts for good manners
Unless you just don't give two shits about how you're perceived.
- Say "please" when you want something and "thank you" when you get it.
- Make eye contact with the receptionist/cashier/waiter/bellman. They're serving you and they're human.
- Leave a tip. If you must, complain to the person in charge.
- Use your blinker.
- Hold the door for the person behind you.
- Knock first, wait for an answer.
- Put the lid back on and put it back in the fridge/cupboard.
- Answer "yes" or "no thank you" to an invitation. "Maybe" is lame.
- Wait your turn.
- Offer to assist.
- Admit your mistake and say you're sorry.
- If you take the last sheet, replace the roll.
- Manage your language around kids, old folks, and people from whom you want something.
- Clean up your own mess.
- Say "hello" when you arrive and "goodbye" when you leave.
Listed by procupcake on November 5th, 2009