Politeness

Do Manners Still Maketh Man?

Paul Marshall | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Even if you don't work at the Ritz or aren't a chauffeur, do you find yourself constantly opening doors for people?

How About Just Being Nice and Polite to Each Other?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Certain happenings of late have got me thinking about etiquette. Take for instance the sorry state/lack of genuine "Hey, good morning. How are you?" in the workplace or the mass disruption of the tube strike by the RMT and TSSA unions. Better yet, a fellow journalist being trolled for getting Vincent Vinturi's "rape manual" eBook removed from Amazon.

LOOK: Mind Your Manners – Or Pay More For Your Coffee

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – and in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will bill you for your coffee...

LOOK: Mind Your Manners – Or Pay More For Your Coffee

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – but in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will charge you for your coff...

The Tube: Don't Cross The Line

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Public transport is a common method of travel by many people across the globe, yet somehow some people still haven't mastered the art of getting it right. We have people that seem to think that they are the only one in a rush to get to a certain place, that they are the only one on the tube or that nobody around them has any transport requirements.

Bloody British

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

On Saturday morning, we had a guy come round our flat to put up some picture frames up and do some general drilling. The embarrassment of being nearly 29 and not be able to do these things myself is a different matter. What proceeded to happen left me feeling even worse with myself.

Is Simon Cowell Responsible for Britain's Rude Awakening?

Daniel Warner | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Warner

"The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human ...

What the F**k Is Wrong With Swearing?

Adam Croft | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Croft

I'll level with you: I'm on the fence somewhat. I'm very much of a mind that gratuitous swearing is best avoided. That's why it's gratuitous. Whilst I'm being honest, I may as well throw in that I spend a lot of time in pubs. Gratuitous swearing is rife in many pubs, which I'm sure will not be particularly shocking news to you.

Hello New Technology, Bye Bye Common Courtesy!

Mette Poynton | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Tech
Mette Poynton

Why has common courtesy and good manners gone out the window? Is it because the world wide web is so impersonal that we don't think of those on the other end as real people? Or have we, as a people, just become more rude and indifferent and this behavior is now the norm?

Have We Given Up Being Nice?

BritChick Paris | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

We have lost respect for our fellow human beings. We don't respect their personal space, their feelings, their boundaries, them full stop. We have become so self-obsessed we can't see as far as our own nose. We have so much yet nothing is ever enough. It all spells one word. Ingratitude.

Chivalry Is Dead! Good Manners Shouldn't Be Gender-Specific

Lauren Bravo | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Bravo

However much you dress it up in ideas of gentility and kindness (and a wimple), at the core of the concept is still the idea that women are weaker, and that we need men to lend us that helping hand.

Great Bargain, Shame About the Customer Service

Richard Gomersall | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK
Richard Gomersall

Great customer service costs nothing, it is a state of mind and it comes from business leaders setting their stall out to make it "what's expected" in their organisation. Customers don't always remember the logo above the door, they always remember the person who served them.