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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:23 pm 
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I think most of the population in Birmingham forgot the meaning of being polite; nobody says Good Morning, or thank you or goodbye, nothing at all. I work in a shop and I am very polite by nature, and I feel like a right ass everytime I say thank you or goodbye, cause nobody answer back. You got the odd person, who smiles back at least, but most of the time, is like speaking to the wall, and if they aknowledge you, they just stare at you with big wide eyes like you speaking to them in japanese!!, and they just say "you what"?. And is not only spoiled teenagers, is midle age people too just plain rude, with no manners at all.

Is depressing. :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:26 pm 
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It certainly is - its the same in London - nobody wants to know they're all just so committed to getting where they're going..........

Keep going as you are Louise - good manners still count these days, and after all - treat other people as you would like to be treated yourself and you can't go far wrong.................. :wink:


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I absolutely can't stand impolite people - there's just no excuse for it. I ALWAYS try to be cheerful and polite, even when I'm feeling like shite.


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London is the worst for rudeness, and the tube is truly horrendous ... I prefer a later start and finishing late to avoid the pushing, shoving and aggression. I try to be polite and offer my seat or on occasion hankies when called for ... what is it about the tube?

And I am always polite to shop assistants, BigLouise :*: ... please, thank you ... and any chance of a discount?! :wink:


... Glasgow definitely the friendliest place to shop. :*:

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I worked in a bank for quite a few years, and we were trained always to engage in eye contact with customers, to establish a good customer experience. Sounds corny I know, but it did help when you had to tell them they were overdrawn, or their cheque hadn't cleared, etc etc. (Difficult to maintain with one 'lady' in particular, who used to keep her passbook down her bra!)

Sadly an awful lot of shops/services don't seem to encourage their staff to be polite to customers. How many times have you been served by someone who interrupts his/her conversation with another member of staff to say 'Three pounds fifty', and just hold their hand out for the money? They then slap the change into your hand and blithely continue their conversation. No eye contact, no please, no thank you, no nothing.


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