Posts Tagged ‘Etiquette’

Citiquette: Doubles Advantage a Singular Lament

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Okay, I confess: I envy married people. But it’s not for the reasons you may think. I envy married people because they have a built-in excuse to get out of absolutely anything. The other day, I was caught unawares by someone asking me to do something I did not particularly want to do. I hemmed [&hellip
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The Rise of One-Downmanship

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

When did complaining become a competitive sport? By Jeanne Martinet The cocktail party was crowded, as every self-respecting cocktail party should be. I was therefore making depressingly slow progress in my foray to the bar, during which I overheard the following conversation: “So how are you doing these days?” asked one man, sipping his drink. [&hellip
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Remember the Golden Rule?

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Cutthroat behavior, not kind words, drives modern-day behavior By Lorraine Duffy Merkl Behavior that gets kids detention now, could get them elected governor later. “Pig.” “Cheater.” If these were the taunts of siblings at the dinner table, the parent would intervene and chastise, “That’s not a nice way for people to talk to each other.” [&hellip
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