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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 02:27 PM
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36. my grandfather was a polite asshole
I assumed it was a southern thing with him, but who knows.

Manners and dress can move into non-superficiality gray area in that sometimes I may decide to dress or act in a way to avoid making others uncomfortable, but overall I agree with you.

There have been times I prefer to do the opposite as well, where I am aware that I am breaking certain fashion rules or societal norms, but refuse to let that stop me. What's funny is, back when I did this pretty regularly, it used to amuse me to dress shockingly, but be exceedingly polite to people who gave me nasty looks, just to mess with their preconceptions and stereotypes ("hey, that guy with the green hair and plaid pants is holding the door open for me").

I also feel people sometimes confuse being "well mannered" with being genuinely nice and polite.
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