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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.


Human beings are social creatures and conditioned to respond in certain ways to social niceties. Oftentimes, these pre-programmed responses can slip by our conscious attention, resulting in us agreeing to something we hadn't intended to. Politeness judo is the art of taking advantage of simple courtesy exchanges to get one's way.

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Human beings are social creatures and conditioned to respond in certain ways to social niceties. Oftentimes, these pre-programmed responses can slip by our conscious attention, resulting in us agreeing to something we hadn't intended to. Politeness judo Judo is the art of taking advantage of simple courtesy exchanges to get one's way.


--->"There! ''That's'' how you get rid of a monster, '''''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments YOU BIG, FAT, DOODOO-HEADED NINNIES!]]'''''"\\

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--->"There! ''That's'' how you get rid of a monster, '''''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments YOU '''''YOU BIG, FAT, DOODOO-HEADED NINNIES!]]'''''"\\NINNIES!'''''"\\

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* In ''Manga/TheDemonGirlNextDoor'', while [[DreamWalker trying to invade Momo's subconscious]] Yuko can't get past a door specially designed to keep out demons. How does Yuko get through? By making a lunch box and politely asking Momo to let her in.


--->'''Shepard:''' Well, I could have done that.

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--->'''Shepard:''' -->'''Shepard:''' Well, I could have done that.



--->'''Marisa:''' That's it, now just tell me your weak point, please.
--->'''Yuugi:''' I'm one of the four Devas of the Mountain, Yuugi the Strong. My weak point is fried beans, of course[[note]]this is actually a roundabout BadassBoast, since the youkai that are weak to fried beans are oni, some of the most powerful youkai in existence. If Patchouli is Marisa's partner in this scene, she has a quiet freakout after this line[[/note]].
--->'''Marisa:''' [[LampshadeHanging Huh, I wish they'd all been this cooperative.]] Too bad I don't have any fried beans on me.

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--->'''Marisa:''' -->'''Marisa:''' That's it, now just tell me your weak point, please.
--->'''Yuugi:''' -->'''Yuugi:''' I'm one of the four Devas of the Mountain, Yuugi the Strong. My weak point is fried beans, of course[[note]]this is actually a roundabout BadassBoast, since the youkai that are weak to fried beans are oni, some of the most powerful youkai in existence. If Patchouli is Marisa's partner in this scene, she has a quiet freakout after this line[[/note]].
--->'''Marisa:''' -->'''Marisa:''' [[LampshadeHanging Huh, I wish they'd all been this cooperative.]] Too bad I don't have any fried beans on me.



--->'''Flemeth:''' Such manners! And always in the last place you expect. Like stockings.

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--->'''Flemeth:''' -->'''Flemeth:''' Such manners! And always in the last place you expect. Like stockings.



---> '''Aloth:''' You ''can't'' be serious.

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---> --> '''Aloth:''' You ''can't'' be serious.


* 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 [[ThDitz Caboose.]]

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* 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 [[ThDitz [[TheDitz Caboose.]]


* 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 Caboose.

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* 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 [[ThDitz Caboose.]]


* The telephone conversation between Jane and Susan, regarding attendance at Jane's aunt's funeral, in the ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' episode "Sex, Death & Nudity" is a masterclass in this technique.

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The telephone conversation between Jane and Susan, regarding attendance at Jane's aunt's funeral, in the ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' episode "Sex, Death & Nudity" is a masterclass in this technique.


* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', a [[PlayerCharacter Watcher]] with a high enough [[TheSixStats Resolve]] score can infiltrate a group of cultists without bloodshed...by simply asking nicely if they can borrow another cultist's mask.

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* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', a [[PlayerCharacter Watcher]] with a high enough [[TheSixStats Resolve]] score can infiltrate a group of cultists without bloodshed...by simply asking nicely if [[RefugeInAudacity they can borrow another cultist's mask. mask.]]


---> '''Aloth:'' You ''can't'' be serious.

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---> '''Aloth:'' '''Aloth:''' You ''can't'' be serious.

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* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', a [[PlayerCharacter Watcher]] with a high enough [[TheSixStats Resolve]] score can infiltrate a group of cultists without bloodshed...by simply asking nicely if they can borrow another cultist's mask.
---> '''Aloth:'' You ''can't'' be serious.


* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', some officers from Japan's Self-Defense Forces are trying to get Koyemshi to let them investigate [[HumongousMecha Zearth]] and gain a better understanding of it, but Koyemshi refuses. Tanaka then gets on Koyemshi's good sign by [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics addressing him as "Koyemshi-san"]], and politely asking him to investigate the robot. When he refuses her again, she withdraws her request and instead asks to simply observe the children piloting it as their guardians. Koyemshi's a bit impressed, and agrees to let them take a look inside.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', some officers from Japan's Self-Defense Forces are trying to get Koyemshi to let them investigate [[HumongousMecha Zearth]] and gain a better understanding of it, but Koyemshi refuses. Tanaka then gets on Koyemshi's good sign side by [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics addressing him as "Koyemshi-san"]], and politely asking him to investigate the robot. When he refuses her again, she withdraws her request and instead asks to simply observe the children piloting it as their guardians. Koyemshi's a bit impressed, and agrees to let them take a look inside.


** Slit Mouthed Woman approaches you and asks whether she's beautiful. Saying no will enrage her to kill you horribly because her ego is fragile. Saying yes will do the same 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. If you say, [[INeedToGoIronMyDog "I'm sorry, but I have to be somewhere else right now,"]] [[JapanesePoliteness she will bow and apologize for delaying you.]]

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** Slit Mouthed Woman approaches The kuchisake-onna, or slit-mouthed woman, is a strange woman in a surgical mask. She'll approach you and asks whether ask if she's beautiful. Saying no will enrage her to and she'll kill you horribly with her scissors because her ego is fragile. Saying yes will do the same 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. If However, in addition to giving a vague in-between answer or scattering objects for her to pick up, you say, can escape her by saying [[INeedToGoIronMyDog "I'm you're sorry, but I have you to be somewhere else right now,"]] now]]. [[JapanesePoliteness In response, she will bow and apologize for delaying you.]]you and let you be on your way]].

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**... with one exception: If you are an on a main road in heavy traffic, it's important to let in people from the side roads once you slow to a stop. If the give-way rules were strictly followed, in many places people would have to wait close to an hour before being let onto the main road.

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