I was still working on finishing my delicious, romantic dinner with my Lancelot Knight, when I chanced to look over his shoulder at the woman sitting at the next table (obviously with her husband and another couple), I then saw that she was flossing her teeth. Are you kidding me? And then I saw it, something went flying from her mouth and onto the table. Oh-no-you-didn’t! Ugh!! Gasp!!! In an instant I felt myself go green, and the food in my stomach lurched. Please stay down!...more
For a while now, a dominant trend in weddings has been personalization and originality. Wedding vendors have responded with goods and services custom-tailored to suit your retro, rustic, gamer, steampunk, or rockabilly wedding. Even so, the wedding section at your local bookstore is likely filled with books on traditional etiquette. That might seem constraining to conformity-averse couples (I'm half of one myself) who are comfortable bending rules....more
Whether you're going to the movies, the opera, or a school play, there are a few situations that can cause people to (literally!) stumble. Here's how to know when to remain seated, when stand to let others into your row, and whether men or women should sit closest to the aisle:How To Let Others By in Your RowChances are that after you're seated, others will arrive that need to get past you in your row. At any theatre performance you'll see some people stand and others remain seated to let other patrons pass by. So which is correct?...more
You squeeze into your row and settle in, your favorite guilty-pleasure magazine in hand. But no sooner have you taken off, leaned back and started to disappear into the article in your hands that an image catches your eye in the monitor of the person immediately beside you. Oh, dear Lord. The person next to you has plans for in-flight relaxation, too, but unfortunately for you, these plans involve watching porn. What do you do?
You've probably seen headlines like these:
Twitter Gets You Fired in 140 Characters or Less
Facebook Photo Convicts School=Aide of Drinking Charge
Pennsylvania English Teacher Fired Over Blog Post
More and more, people are going online to connect for work, and that goes for people undertaking a new career.
A mother of an only child recently wrote me about the top five "bingos" she has received as a "Done at One," or DAO. They are more related to what's behind a lot of bingos the childfree get than you might think. Here they are:Top 5 Bingos to the DAO1. You only had ONE child? Why didn't you want more?...more
www.TheFeministBride.comI adore the New York Times and I love me a good party, but even more so I am pedantic about honoring people’s surnames. So I was particularly dismayed when Phillip Galanes answered in a NYT’s Social Q’s column to a C. Z., San Francisco that they should by no means be concerned about their spouses poor invitation etiquette, “Your neighbors will be far happier to be invited than distraught by Hubby’s inability to spell Frances. (Or is it Francis?)” Galanes idea of invitation etiquette is probably the worst advice two people planning a wedding and writing their invitations could possibly follow. Galanes probably has no clue what problems he is contributing to in his response....more