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[–] voiceofflawedlogic [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I grew up in a very rural area in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. We had pasture parties, and they were a blast. Basically it boiled down to a hundred residents in pickups parked in a field, tents pitched, coolers full of beer, and a whole deer in a large smoker. Everybody had some sort of charcoal or gas grill cooking something they brought from home. It could be whole ears of corn roasting in their husks, hamburgers, pork chops, etc. The deer smoker was available to everyone. Just take out your lock blade pocket knife and carve off a piece of wonderfully smoked meat and enjoy. Wandering from camp to camp and sharing, telling jokes, trading funny stories, and listening to everybody's rendition of Wonderwall on acoustic guitar with drunken fools chiming in on the chorus. There were never any fights, and by mid-afternoon the next day, the pasture was ready for grazing. No litter. You picked up after yourself and everybody made it home safely. And oh my god, smoked venison is so good it would be picked till every bone was clean. Nothing like food, the outdoors, and vast quantities of cheap domestic beer to bring a community together.

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[–] Fenrirwulf 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Being Southern I would invariably say manners.

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[–] voiceofflawedlogic [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes sir. I'm a Southern transplant living in the North. People are taken aback when I use sir or ma'am to store/business employees and they're clearly younger than me. Everybody deserves a bit of respect until they prove otherwise, I think.

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[–] Rusti 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Gestures like holding a door open or helping others in need.