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Please Tell Your Story of Someone Being Pleasantly Courteous

Late Monday afternoon I purchased tickets for my folks, friends, family members of friends, and myself for tomorrow evening's encounter between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.

The gentleman who manned the security post at the mouth of the complex's parking lot smiled with a certain ineffable warmth as he welcomed me into his domain. For the sake of relaxing myself I asked him--just to be unquestionably sure--that the respective venues's box offices of the complex were "open."

The ladies at the venue were extraordinarily pleasant and helpful, remarkably informative as I sought the best-possible tickets. Told them that we are all baseball fans and they smiled brightly in grand contentment and comprehension.

Walked across the plaza (approximately 200 feet or so?) and walked up to the one box office window open at the next-door Oracle Arena, long the home of the Golden State Warriors (who are moving across the bay this year).

Inquiring about tickets for Iron Maiden's concert on Tuesday, September 10, this lady was superbly kind, while transmitting information that (this was at 4:57 PM west coast time, so the box office was three minutes away from closing for the day) she was tired and dreading her 5:30 meeting in the bowels of the aged arena. This lady helped me considerably in picking out the best-available seats. I did all that I could to assure her that she would doubtless get through it with aplomb. As with the ladies at the A's booth, I thanked her for quintessential assistance.

While driving out of the parking lot I rolled down the passenger side window and yelled out to the security guard, "Thank you again so much!"

"No problem, man! Take it easy, brother!" he yelled in response.

Does it not simply make life a better experience when people are most kind and considerate?

Please share your story of someone being pleasantly courteous!



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Re: Please Tell Your Story of Someone Being Pleasantly Courteous

Well, a whole bunch of people (including our next door neighbour, who coincidentally volunteered for the paramedics) came to help when I got hit by a car in 2017. Some people were walking by when it happened and immediately ran to see if they could help, plus a few other people stopped their cars to help - the woman who hit me drove off so a couple of other people drove after her as well (they ended up helping the police track her down). These were just random strangers who happened to be nearby when it went down but they dropped everything to help, it really restored my faith in people.

Everybody was so lovely about it though - when I made it to the hospital and was waiting for my shoulder surgery - the nurse who'd looked after me when I was initially brought in came to see how I was doing because she was worried, plus one of the police officers who'd responded to it also came to check on me too. It's times like that that make me really love people.

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A lovely woman at AAA renewed my car registration for me last week even though the DMV was closed, which judging by the way she silently put her finger to her mouth and nodded towards her distracted supervisor, was against policy. I had arrived just a few minutes too late after work, and was worried I'd have to make the trip again, which I related to her before she kindly made an exception for me.

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Re: Please Tell Your Story of Someone Being Pleasantly Courteous

can't honestly remember someone doing something extraordinarily nice for me. Those kinds of people are hard to come by, most are selfish.

only thing I remember recently was walking down the street and a old man saying hello and asking how I was....now I was fairly taken back by that when really I shouldnt be, just made me realise how rude people generally are.

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At the Pitt spring (college) football game at Heinz Field this year, one of the guys at the door making sure nobody not VIP got in the VIP section let my mom and dad in because the only section of the stands that was open was on the other side of the stadium and neither one of my parents can handle walking long distances anymore. We had parked on the wrong side of the stadium of course. He said if anyone gave us a problem being in the VIP section (basically the luxury boxes on one side of Heinz) come to him and he'd straighten them out. I tried to slip him a twenty and turns out he was the head of security for Heinz Field, turned me down cold said I don't want your money for doing the right thing. Really nice gesture

I hold the door open for people all the time, my dad drilled it into me as a little kid and I mostly do it out of habit now. The way people's faces light up over such a small thing is very pleasing and also a little sad at the same time, goes to show how small courtesies aren't so common now. I must say that it's gotten me a date a couple-three times too over the years so it's not all parental conditioning or altruism

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Re: Please Tell Your Story of Someone Being Pleasantly Courteous

It happens so frequently IRL that I don't even keep track of it. I know that I constantly have people do nice things for us .. I just don't even pay attention to it now.

But I do follow the ethos of being nice myself and it encourages others to do the same in kind. If I get a favor from someone, I pass it on to someone else and so it goes.

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I remember this woman at Best Buy telling me that they JUST got a stack of PS 2's in the back when they were the hardest thing to find in America.

I purchased that and madden, and gave the lady a hug, she deserved it.

Oh and like, every chick-fil-a experience ever!

My pleasure, indeed

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I remember this woman at Best Buy telling me that they JUST got a stack of PS 2's in the back when they were the hardest thing to find in America.

I purchased that and madden, and gave the lady a hug, she deserved it.

Oh and like, every chick-fil-a experience ever!

My pleasure, indeed
Yo real shit. I've only been there about 3-4 times but each and every time their customer service was outstanding. Everyone is so nice and I feel like I'm the 1950's.

You really do get the feeling that everyone is happy to work there and not just some fuckwit who hates their life. Either that or they do a really good job at hiding it.
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Re: Please Tell Your Story of Someone Being Pleasantly Courteous

We just had a baby 3 weeks ago and have been on the receiving end of so much kindness it will take me years to pay it back. From the nurses who went above and beyond to the lactation consultant who came over free of charge to my sister in law who scrubbed our bathtub until it sparkled. Some of the acts of kindness were entirely anonymous like the Pat Mahomes onesie that was on my desk upon my return or the hoagies and cheesecake that showed up to the recovery room at the hospital. Like I said, I got some kindness to return.
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Re: Please Tell Your Story of Someone Being Pleasantly Courteous

I try to do little things all the time for people, like holding doors open, offering to help carry things if somebody is struggling carrying some heavy bags, or trying to let people into traffic when I'm driving (I always watch people crawl by at like 5mph and even block these poor people from pulling out of a parking lot). I always try to be courteous in that regard.

Last thing that I can remember recently is a small gesture of somebody offering me and my partner at work cold water or a bathroom when we were on their property. I work in surveying, so we're outside with our equipment all the time (I'm in the office about 60% of the time), but when it's hot and humid it can be pretty brutal. Just having a customer be so warm and willing to help us out some given the weather was a real nice gesture I appreciated a lot. Thankfully most people we do surveys for are pretty nice about this sort of thing.

Also, this is a nice thread for a change
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