Today's homework is to practice your Ps and Qs, and bring back the civil part of civilization. (Thanks, Hal!)
Use politeness words: please, thank you, you are welcome, I'm sorry.
Let others go first, hold a door, look at people when you're speaking, smile.
If you're visiting with someone else and not on call for emergencies, turn off your cell phone.
Try not to pay attention if other people are using their manners-- focus on being part of the solution. But if you notice others being courteous, be appreciative. If it's in a customer service role, tell their employer it made a difference.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use. --Emily PostToday's video provides tips for you Facebook users: