From a very early age, children are taught manners. They are told, 'Don't just ask for something; say please.' Or, 'Don't just accept; say thank you.' Some might argue that in our modern, thrusting, Facebook age, there is really still no need for such antiquated expressions. Yet even the most bohemian and alternative people find themselves feeling just that little bit more inclined to be co-operative when they are spoken to in a nice way. Is it time to look at how you are conducting a process of communication this weekend?