Some very simple ways to show courtesy is listed below
- In case you miss a call, drop a message as soon as possible if you’re unable to call back.
- Pay back borrowed money as soon as possible no matter how little the amount is. Don’t assume that they don’t need it, and never make them ask you for it.
- Turn the volume down when you’re watching video, playing music or playing a game on your phone in a public place or, better
yet, use headphones.
- Don’t press your phone or use headphones when someone is having a conversation with you.
Unplug the headsets from your ears even if nothing is playing and give them your undivided attention.
- When using someone else’s phone or computer, don’t go through their stuff without permission.
- Always leave the last piece of meat for the person who bought it unless they insist they won’t eat it.
- Don’t use loudspeaker of the phone to have a two person conversation unless you are unable to hold the phone.
- When someone else cooks for you, offer to help clean the kitchen.
- If you stay the night at someone’s house, make the bed or fold the blankets when you leave.
- Don’t let your arguments escalate in public. Find some place else to continue arguing where others won’t feel uncomfortable or interested.
- If you ask your friends for help with some house work, feed them as payment.
- When someone buys you food or coffee, try to return the favour within a week (if you can).
- When you borrow someone’s car, fill up the tank as a way of saying ‘thank you.’
- Don’t pick up a call while you are engaged in conversation without excusing yourself.
- Make sure you don’t forget to return that book you borrowed.
- When someone gives you a gift, no matter how small it is or the way it was presented, even if it isn’t up to your expectation, just say ‘Thank You.’
- When you have someone older than you who is friendly and makes himself free with you, speak to them with respect.
- Don’t feel too big to be corrected or reject good advice because you feel it’s your life… Life is a ring; the next blow can come anytime.
- When you receive messages on social media, try and reply. Don’t feel too proud. Remember, no one knows tomorrow.