I think I'm an outlier on this matter, but sometimes when I say "please" I feel like I'm being manipulative and passive aggressive. I like to say "thank you", but saying "please" makes me feel rude. It's like "please" puts an extra emphasis on the request, as if I'm pleading with you to do something that you really don't want to do. "Please" means that if you don't do it you'll hurt my feelings. What an imposition! If you don't want to do it, that's fine, don't do it.
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