Category Archives: Public Places Etiquette

Driving Etiquette

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The risk of making a left turn on red.

Why do so many people take a chance on making a left turn after the yellow light?  And sometimes, it's one or two automobiles that follow!   A month or so ago,...
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Keep Your Shoes On

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It might feel good to you, it smells bad to me.

Taking off your shoes in public is one way to keep others at bay.  Why would anyone take a chance on sitting down and...
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First Dates On Valentine’s Day

First Dates on Valentine's Day.

Are first dates on Valentine's Day come with added pressure and expectations?

Do you have a date for Valentine's Day?  Is it your first date? Does your date have high expectations?  Depending on the type of person you are dating, the demand to impress...
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Super Bowl Party Etiquette

Super Bowl Party and Etiquette?

How to have fun and not be a jerk.

You've been invited to a Super Bowl party.  You're all hyped up to support your team; that's great.   But, if your football-watching style is "let loose and...
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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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