1. Classic Things People Used To Do: Always say please and thank you. Hold the door for people. Try HARD to be on time. Send handwritten thank-you notes. And bring food to people, like when there's a new neighbor or someone passes away. 2. Phone Etiquette: Step away to answer a call. Look at someone when they're talking to you, not your phone. Mute your ringtone when you're at a movie, or anywhere else it might annoy people. Return phone calls as soon as possible. 3.