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  • Common courtesy
    Top ten common courtesies that make people stand out
    Common courtesy is still relevant in today's age of the fast and furious. Kind gestures and sincere conversations still mean a great deal to people in their everyday life. The people who practice common courtesies are those who really stand...
  • Showing courtesy to others can increase your safety
    Showing courtesy to others can increase your safety
    This article discusses why courtesy is not only a nice thing to do, but also is a smart thing to do. In addition, this article will give examples of discourteous and courteous behaviors.Discourteous behaviors often can lead to dangerous events...
  • Internal relationships
    Remember: The internal customer is equally important
    During customer service training, lessons and activities in the way to treat internal customers are necessary, or we will have failed to achieve important training goals. Good internal relationships ensure the success and prosperity of an...
  • Anti-bullying efforts
    Your personal brand: A bully
    Please someone pinch me so I wake up from this nightmare where bullies are at every turn, hurting other kids to the point where they commit suicide. How about the grown up bullies on motorcycles that attack poor motorists in front of their...
  • Rude
    Daily thought: Courtesy
    The daily thought for today is: courtesy.Courtesy is mostly the actions reflected by an individual as a result of their seasoned mannerisms.Many Sacramento African Americans say that they feel the region has a shortage of common courtesy.Groups of...
  • Emily Post and manners
    Attention celebrities, politicians, others: September is National Courtesy Month
    September is National Courtesy Month. If there was ever a country that needed more courtesy, it's America. As the nation gets closer to choosing a president, you can bet that politicians are going to be discourteous and rude. Oh, and all those...
  • Enjoying the Movies!
    Are You Courteous in the Movie Theater?
    Going to the movie theatre is a wonderful experience!The anticipation of a new movie, seeing a favorite actor or actress on the silver screen and of course that delicious buttery popcorn smell! There is very little that can ruin that moment when...
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    Tourists’ vacation saved by a stranger in Chicago
    Courtesy can be a political statement. It can show that despite our differences, we can still be polite.Many Americans are intimidated when they find themselves surrounded by a large group of Asian tourists.Japanese, Chinese, and Korean tourists...
  • When does a hugger feel more like a mugger?
    Embracing etiquette: 10 tips on polite hugs
    When does a hugger feel more like a mugger?Chicago may be a cosmopolitan city, with folks from far reaches, but Windy City residents may still bristle a bit at awkward hugs.Consider the 24-year-old guy in Wrigleyville, who opened his arms to...
  • Local customer service find - CPK Forum at Peachtree
    Local customer service find – CPK Forum at Peachtree
    This past weekend was Mother’s Day, so you can imagine many families went out to lunch to popular restaurants - wherever mom wanted to go. My mother decided on California Pizza Kitchen as she loves their Tostada Pizza and Chocolate Soufflé...
  • Basic Rules for Life
    Basic Rules for Life
    Many folks today have gotten away from common courtesy and thinking about treating others (and their property) with dignity and respect. There was a time when we were more mindful of how we treated our neighbors, other drivers, people in stores,...
  • Rising with Respect: 12 tips for elevator manners
    Rising with Respect: 12 tips for elevator manners
    Chicago boasts some of the world’s tallest buildings, with elevators running from the soil to the sky. What manners matter most for those enjoying elevator rides in the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the Trump International Hotel...
  • Courtesy on display: 10 visitors' tips for museum manners
    Courtesy on display: 10 visitors' tips for museum manners
    Chicago offers a host of cultural attractions, with the Windy City’s many museums topping the list of popular sites to see. From ancient to artifacts, historical landmarks to high-tech wonders, Chicago’s museums offer virtually...
  • Bed jumping is bad form and proves perilous for Chicago child
    Bed jumping is bad form and proves perilous for Chicago child
    Parents consistently call out to kids, warning them against jumping on beds. Springy mattresses are tempting indeed, and children are naturally bouncy creatures. However, caution and courtesy toss wet blankets, so to speak, on bed bouncing.Why...
  • 'Aida' asks: What are the top 10 etiquette rules for opera guests in Chicago?
    'Aida' asks: What are the top 10 etiquette rules for opera guests in Chicago?
    As the curtain rises on “Aida,” now playing at Chicago’s Lyric Opera, what common courtesy complaints might patrons sing about fellow audience members? Certain etiquette guidelines apply to opera attendees.While Chinese soprano...