Tagged: manners

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This is always on my to-do list.

First off no context needed, but remember when junk only had two meanings? So the Academy Awards have come and gone and I find that I’ve actually seen nominated movies this time around. By that I mean anything nominated for...

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Manners maketh man (and commenters)

NYT technology columnist David Pogue had a good post today: Whatever Happened to Online Etiquette? Admittedly the subject matter has been done to death, but I still liked his column. Lately, an increasing number of the discussions devolve into name-calling...

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New York is the most what?!

Reader’s Digest did a global survey for the most polite cities and The Big Apple came out on top. Uncommon Courtesy | RD.com The routine in New York was similar to the one followed elsewhere: Two reporters — one woman...

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You took a sip, from the devil’s cup

I was talking to a friend a little while ago about how it takes much more evergy and effort to remain nice and polite, basically to be “the nice guy,” and how much it can suck. Manners get confused with...

dear morons…

Open letter to the Harry Potter Fangirls. You don’t know me and you know, I don’t know you either. Not specifically. Still, I bet you dollars to donuts that we do know of each other. You see, the person who...

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pardon me, oh no, pardon me

After being blocked, nearly tripped and squished again this morning, I tend to wonder what it is that possesses people to not understand the personal space rules, or merely not care about anyone’s aside from their own. Yesterday, I wasn’t...

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going up, doors opening

Pet peeve. People who, when the elevator stops on a floor lower than the one they are traveling to, don’t move out of the way of people behind them. I just went down to put a bill payment in the...

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fine

That’s how I always say I am, when someone asks “How are you?” or some similar question, ‘cos in my heart I know most people are asking to be polite. And honestly if I were to tell them the truth,...

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patience

Those who know me will say that I’m sometimes a patient person and sometimes not, but more often than not I am willing to wait when it comes to allowing others to do their job. I had to go to...