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** Another comic on the same page shows a Canadian finding his wife [[YourCheatingHeart with another man]]. All three immediately start apologizing to each other.

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* Averted in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' when Walter Peck asks to see the "storage facilities". Peter refuses, on the grounds that Peck "didn't say the magic word", "Please". When Peck amends his request by saying"Please", Peter asks why he wants to see them, and Peck basically and loudly accuses the 'Busters of being frauds, so Peter throws him out and tells him to get a warrant.


* In ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', Kvothe spins this into a respected position when he visits the Vintish court. As an outsider enjoying the Maer's hospitality, courtly etiquette suggests that the nobles treat him as an equal until they can determine how his pedigree compares to the Vintish ranking system. He draws this out until his assumed rank settles somewhere in the middle of the noble hierarchy, and the court remains none the wiser that he's a penniless commoner in his homeland.
* In ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'''s first book, ''The Aeronaut's Windlass'', this ends up saving Captain Grimm's life twice, in his interactions with AxCrazy etherialist Madame Cavendish: her particular compulsion makes it very hard for her to harm anyone that practises it... while making it very hard for her ''not'' to harm anyone that doesn't.

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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'': In ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', Kvothe spins this into a respected position when he visits the Vintish court. As an outsider enjoying the Maer's hospitality, courtly etiquette suggests that the nobles treat him as an equal until they can determine how his pedigree compares to the Vintish ranking system. He draws this out until his assumed rank settles somewhere in the middle of the noble hierarchy, and the court remains none the wiser that he's a penniless commoner in his homeland.
* In ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'''s first book, ''The Aeronaut's Windlass'', this ends up saving Captain Grimm's life twice, in his interactions with AxCrazy etherialist Madame Cavendish: her particular compulsion makes it very hard for her to harm anyone that practises practices it... while making it very hard for her ''not'' to harm anyone that doesn't.


* When Henry tries to invade the Toppats' base in the Stickmin Space Resort path from [[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries The Henry Stickmin Series: Completing the Mission]] he gets past the first guard by simply stopping and asking for permission. The guard realizes a few seconds too late what happened.

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* When Henry tries to invade the Toppats' base in the Stickmin ''Stickmin Space Resort Resort'' path from [[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries The Henry Stickmin Series: Completing the Mission]] Mission]]'', he gets past the first guard by simply stopping and asking for permission. The guard realizes a few seconds too late what happened.



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* When Henry tries to invade the Toppats' base in the Stickmin Space Resort path from [[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries The Henry Stickmin Series: Completing the Mission]] he gets past the first guard by simply stopping and asking for permission. The guard realizes a few seconds too late what happened.


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* Played literally for laughs in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzerDasFinale''. Miho defeats Murakami in a fistfight by bowing apologetically and catching her in the stomach, resulting in the latter being launched over former's head when she straightened up.


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* Subverted in ''Film/AntMan''. Scott tries this when [[spoiler:Falcon catches him at Avengers headquarters]], introducing himself and explaining he needs to borrow a device for a few days. However, since Scott is trespassing on a restricted facility, [[spoiler:Falcon]] doesn't listen and immediately tries to take him into custody, which leads to a battle between the two.

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* Subverted in ''Film/AntMan''.''Film/AntMan1''. Scott tries this when [[spoiler:Falcon catches him at Avengers headquarters]], introducing himself and explaining he needs to borrow a device for a few days. However, since Scott is trespassing on a restricted facility, [[spoiler:Falcon]] doesn't listen and immediately tries to take him into custody, which leads to a battle between the two.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/1/ Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'' , Naruto and Xanna decide to screw with the various major religions. When Naruto goes to the Dalai Lama and uses [[GenderBender Sexy Jutsu]] then "puts on a show", the Dalai Lama very politely asks him not to do that, which gets Naruto to leave. Naruto later confesses to Takami that it's no fun messing with people who legitimately don't get upset.


** The kuchisake-onna, or slit-mouthed woman, is a strange woman in a surgical mask. She'll approach you and ask if she's beautiful. Saying no will enrage her and she'll kill you with her scissors because her ego is fragile. Saying yes will prompt her to reveal her mutilated face and ask again. Saying no at this point will also get you killed, but saying yes again will make her slash you to match her because the Japanese word for "pretty" (kirei) pretty much sounds like a word meaning "to cut" (kire) and she is also apparently fueled by puns. However, in addition to giving a vague in-between answer or scattering objects for her to pick up, you can escape her by saying [[INeedToGoIronMyDog you're sorry, but you to be somewhere else right now]]. [[JapanesePoliteness In response, she will bow and apologize for delaying you and let you be on your way]].

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** The kuchisake-onna, or slit-mouthed woman, is a strange woman in a surgical mask. She'll approach you and ask if she's beautiful. Saying no will enrage her and she'll kill you with her scissors because her ego is fragile. Saying yes will prompt her to reveal her mutilated face and ask again. Saying no at this point will also get you killed, but saying yes again will make her slash you to match her because the Japanese word for "pretty" (kirei) pretty much sounds like a word meaning "to cut" (kire) and she is also apparently fueled by puns. However, in addition to giving a vague in-between answer or scattering objects for her to pick up, you can escape her by saying [[INeedToGoIronMyDog you're sorry, but you need to be somewhere else right now]]. [[JapanesePoliteness In response, she will bow and apologize for delaying you and let you be on your way]].


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* This is the Polite Spy's power in the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' Machinima ''[[http://tf2freakshow.wikia.com/wiki/Polite_Spy_Saga The Polite Spy Saga]]''. He's so polite that most other freaks don't harm him, and even the AxCrazy [[ImAHumanitarian cannaballistic]] Machinima/PainisCupcake finds him too nice to eat.
* In one of the first episodes of Machinima/RedVsBlue, Donut being sent on a wild goose chase ends with him [[CaptureTheFlag sucessfully taking the Blue Team's flag]] from [[TheDitz Caboose.]]
-->'''Grif:''' How did you get the flag?
-->'''Donut:''' I don't know; I just asked for it.
-->'''Grif:''' Wait, that worked?
-->'''Donut:''' I guess. Is it not suppose to?
-->'''Grif:''' I don't know. We've never even thought to try that.
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* This is the Polite Spy's power in the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' Machinima ''[[http://tf2freakshow.wikia.com/wiki/Polite_Spy_Saga The Polite Spy Saga]]''. He's so polite that most other freaks don't harm him, and even the AxCrazy [[ImAHumanitarian cannaballistic]] Machinima/PainisCupcake finds him too nice to eat.
* In one of the first episodes of Machinima/RedVsBlue, Donut being sent on a wild goose chase ends with him [[CaptureTheFlag sucessfully taking the Blue Team's flag]] from [[TheDitz Caboose.]]
-->'''Grif:''' How did you get the flag?
-->'''Donut:''' I don't know; I just asked for it.
-->'''Grif:''' Wait, that worked?
-->'''Donut:''' I guess. Is it not suppose to?
-->'''Grif:''' I don't know. We've never even thought to try that.
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* In ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', Tiffany follows up a [[StealthHiBye sudden appearance]] in Letitia's room with a few remarks on her guard's unprofessional attitude, goes on to note that people are much less likely to scream for help [[TalkingIsAFreeAction if someone is talking to them]], then speculates that it may be due to this trope.

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* In ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', ''Literature/IShallWearMidnight'', Tiffany follows up a [[StealthHiBye sudden appearance]] in Letitia's room with a few remarks on her guard's unprofessional attitude, goes on to note that people are much less likely to scream for help [[TalkingIsAFreeAction if someone is talking to them]], then speculates that it may be due to this trope.

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