Category Archives: Public Places Etiquette

The Urban Nudist

The Urban Nudist

Public nudity; not a crime in some places

Q: "I was walking down a San Francisco street with my daughter, when we encountered a naked man walking toward us.   As he approached, all I could think of doing or saying was, "Good morning." was that proper etiquette?"  --Confounded Dad [caption id="attachment_1373"...
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Bad Manners in France

Bad Manners in France

The rude, the loud, the French?

"Lack of manners" was quoted as the number one source of stress for 60% of French people, according to a recent study by French polling institute, lpsos.  The list also includes, boorish waiters, loud cell phone chatter, and pushy commuters.  So...
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12 Ways to Get a Bartender’s Attention

12 Ways to Get a Bartender's Attention

Good manners get you better service.

Old-school bartenders sometimes played confidant to the lonely-hearts, a therapist for those with relationship dilemmas, and an old friend to the regulars. Bartenders can make you feel special by recalling your drink, your name, and how rotten your boss is. A smart bartender possesses...
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9 Tips For A Safe and Fun 4th of July

9 Tips For a Safe And Fun 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

How firecrackers came to be:  A tenth-century cook in China was mixing up several ingredients, when "BOOM", the first explosion of sparks was seen.  Historians are still not certain what the cook was actually attempting to make,...
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Teaching Your Child Restaurant Manners

Teaching Your Child Restaurant Manners

My child's manners are fine--as long as we only eat at "Chuck E. Cheese"!

Q:  "I can barely keep our children seated when we go to a regular restaurant, how am I supposed to get them to learn and use proper table manners?"  --A dad A:  You...
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Surfing Etiquette

Surfing Etiquette

When did surfers start behaving like hockey players?

Aren't surfers supposed to be totally lay back and think everything is just awesome?  Maybe back when Gidget was hang'n with the crew--apparently things have changed. In Australia's popular Gold Coast, surfer rage has been on the rise.  So much so, that...
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Billiard Etiquette. Beyonce Style

Billiard Etiquette. Beyonce Style.

Playing billiards requires social skills and manners.

Billiards is a game not unlike golf; it requires concentration, requiring players and observers alike to shh! Serious players still adhere to the traditions of billiard etiquette, while some of the younger new-to-the-game players choose to be loud and boisterous causing...
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Awkward Bathroom Conversations

Awkward Bathroom Conversations

Tips on how to stop awkward bathroom conversations.

Q:  When using the restroom, there are people who without apprehension, continue the conversation while in the stall; I find it awkward to carry on a conversation while conducting my "business."   What can I do to stop...

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Graduation Etiquette

Graduation Etiquette

Has the time-honored graduation ceremony lost its dignity and civility?

I've attended a few graduations that seemed more like sporting events.  The whistling, whoo-hoo's, "futbol" soccer noisemakers, and sideline cheers by some members of the audience as their...
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