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How often do you say "please"?



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3Always
15Often
4Sometimes
4Rarely
0Never
1Other


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they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Oct-2014 9:42am  
A lot.

I hear it a lot too. I live in an area where people use it to mean "Excuse me?" or "Can you repeat that?". I was raised to say "Please?", but stopped completely when I was 18. I was working in Customer Care and realized it was regional.
JessicaWoman99
posted 4-Oct-2014 11:02am  
Always at least I think I do nearly half the time
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Oct-2014 11:04am  
Not quite as often as I say, "Sorry", but still very frequently.
LindaH
posted 4-Oct-2014 11:12am  
Rarely. I can easily avoid it by asking for things in a nice tone of voice and with sincere words.
Irene007
posted 4-Oct-2014 11:38am  
It's such an automatic reflex that it has become devoid of any real meaning so I don't really notice how often I say it... Just like thank you.
LJD
posted 4-Oct-2014 12:09pm  
At the appropriate time, always.
JessicaWoman99
posted 4-Oct-2014 1:54pm  
Please can I use the computer?
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Oct-2014 3:39pm  
I think I don't use 'please' much. I just did a search and found 89 times in comments I've made, which really isn't much compared to total comments I've made.

Mostly, I think the word is meaningless or worse (used sarcastically as much as not).
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to bill) posted 4-Oct-2014 4:38pm  
I've managed 159, but they pale next to the 336 times I've said "sorry" here. I'm definitely British.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Biggles) posted 4-Oct-2014 4:49pm  
I only have 181 sorry's. How embarrassing!
Lysannus
posted 6-Oct-2014 5:24am  
Most of the time I do. There are occasional times that I slip and forget to.
cerealkiller
posted 6-Oct-2014 2:27pm  
Generally only in restaurants.
Gomezy3k
posted 9-Oct-2014 2:55pm  
Usually since I was raised to be a gentleman...
Nitroeddy
posted 10-Oct-2014 8:50am  
Whenever I feel it's necessary.
LindaH
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 10-Oct-2014 9:18am  
I like the way it sounds when used before the request rather than after. It sounds more sincere.
JessicaWoman99
(reply to LindaH) posted 10-Oct-2014 10:51am  
Me to I like the way it sounds or even if you say Help Me? It sounds funny
Zang
posted 11-Oct-2014 1:46pm  
A few times a day. Pretty much whenever it is appropriate.
Zang
(reply to bill, Biggles) posted 11-Oct-2014 1:56pm  
Oh, that looks like fun:

For "Please"

6 questions
34 explanations
107 comments
88 qualifiers
Total = 235

For "Sorry"

186 comments
42 qualifiers
Total = 228

That's pretty close.
JessicaWoman99
posted 12-Oct-2014 10:17am  
Oh pretty please I want some dark chocolate
Sharnie12
posted 13-Oct-2014 7:16pm  
Its the polite thing to do
gambler
posted 17-Oct-2014 10:47am  
99% of the time?
peaceful_journey
posted 18-Oct-2014 7:20pm  
not often enough. bad habit.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 20-Oct-2014 11:09am  
Often. And I say "thank you" a lot.
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