This is a rant. I have several pet peeves, as I'm sure is pretty universal, even for peace-loving pseudo optimists. But there's one in particular that's really bugging me right now. I want to cry-scream from the rooftops (and maybe throw some shit), "For the love of all manners and human interaction, back away from your goddamn devices and take off your f*cking headphones!"...more

Random Acts of Rudeness: 10 Ways You Might Not Realize You're Being Rude

People are rude. Maybe it's because I was born and raised in the South where people are super friendly and hyper polite, but I'm sensitive to impolite behavior.  (Or maybe I just don't like people so I'm always looking for a reason to be offended... which is probably truer than I want to admit to myself... although I will readily admit that I don't like people... mostly because they are rude.  It's kind of a vicious cycle.)...more
Cassandra@TND Yes.  It seems like such a simple thing, and yet so few people seem to know how to ...more

How Late Is Too Late To Pick-Up A "Special Order"?

Dear Tazi: Almost three years ago, I put some decorative hardware on order at a local, family owned hardware store. Because the items were a special order, I had to put down a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the merchandise. At the time I was making good money and had decided to extravagantly redecorate my entire home, so even though the hardware was rather pricey I did not blink at the cost. The items were backordered from the supplier for three months, but I felt the items were worth the wait.  ...more

Politically Correct or Common Courtesy

A fellow Twitterer and I had a bit of a discussion the other day regarding the reasoning behind Spring Break now being referred to as Spring Break and no longer being called Easter Break. ...more


I'm on a rant about consideration and courtesy that we are not teaching our children or maybe we missed a generation.  It is driving me crazy and I just had to blast a post and get on my soap box about it.  Check it out! ...more

Remember Your Manners

Did you ever see the movie Blast From The Past with Brandon Frazier? There's one scene in particular that stands out for me. It's when the true definition of "lady" or "gentleman" is presented as "A lady or gentleman is one who makes sure those around him (or her) or completely comfortable." ...more