Acknowledging others' attempts at connectedness, while plain, old, common courtesy
, is perhaps a small way to nullify the negative aspects of technology, but it's something we can do, if we choose.
Cf: "The only identity one can still have as a person is as a personality, which seems to be something less than a person blown up to look like more" Judith Martin, Common Courtesy
I thought it was common courtesy
to wait your turn when someone is ahead of you.
I stand aside from a sense of common courtesy
- a display of manners which needs to be acknowledged.
As we stood there freezing for a quarter of an hour, a woman passed us on the other side of the door and did not even acknowledge us or have the common courtesy
to explain why the store was late opening.
By all means criticise his policies or performance robustly if you disagree with them but please don't let us all down by failing to show some common courtesy
- on both sides of the smoking debate - can do wonders to resolve conflicts that will never yield to the rule of law.
The basic concept of common courtesy
is above and beyond, I'm afraid, let alone 'the live and let live' mentality.
09) states that at a meeting of the planning and development committee which she attended respect and common courtesy
were lacking, presumably from myself as chairman.
and common sense should have dictated his attendance.
Manners maketh a safer motorist and many ill-tempered British drivers need to learn common courtesy
, says insurer Swinton.
Angus Webster, 20, Tynemouth, cricketer: Common courtesy
doesn't seem so common now, but people would still help in emergencies.