Tagged: manners

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manners: not dead, just evolved?

A Facebook friend posted this image last week and initially I looked at it as one of those “go viral” images with a message so simple that people feel compelled to share and like it. At the same time, I...

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in DC: Run Run Run!

Running for a train, I can understand completely… but running OFF of a train and potentially knocking down other commuters in the process? S’wrong with you?

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in DC: metro seat hog blues

So it’s already Monday, right? I made it halfway to the metro station when I realized I forgot my phone. I go back upstairs to get it and just as I lock the door, realized I forgot one other thing.1...

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metro: courtesy is a thankless pursuit

There’s one school of thought that etiquette exists to make others comfortable.* WMATA’s latest campaign seems to be right along those lines. The primary focus is to make sure that priority seating is available to those who need it, but...

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on the metro: Excuse me, Sir? Sir? Sir?

I had a bit of light entertainment that went all sour on my metro ride in this morning. The car had a beggar, a pretty aggressive one. Had he not been saying anything, it wouldn’t have been apparent that he...

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They forgot to put the bones in my arms…

Does this cheese anyone else off? You’re approaching a set of manually-operated double doors. Someone else is approaching them from the other side. (I personally walk as I drive, so I automatically go for the right-hand door) As you open...

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Here’s a little tip…

If you stop asking me “How are things?” in relation to the new office, I’ll stop having to either tell you how much they suck or to put on the most absolute utter fake smile and say in the most...

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Either I’m part Kryptonian…

… or people really need to re-think appropriate speakerphone use. Currently I can hear, to my left, someone having a call on their speakerphone. I can hear them and their other party quite clearly. On my right, I can also...

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God’ll get you for that…

Co-workers and I were trying out a new Starbucks the other day, one that could potentially be “on the way” from the metro to the office. Recently Starbucks has been running this My Starbucks promotion, they finally put up what...