Posts tagged "etiquette"

Make It Stop: “My Neighbor Just Wants To Gab All The Time”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’…
By: Anna Goldfarb / September 18, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Roommate’s Girlfriend Is Disgusting!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh.
By: Anna Goldfarb / August 14, 2014

Make It Stop: “Get Me Off My Friends’ Group Text Messages!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh.
By: Anna Goldfarb / August 7, 2014

Make It Stop: “Strange Men Won’t Stop Calling Me ‘Baby’!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh.
By: Anna Goldfarb / July 31, 2014

Make It Stop: “Should I Leave A Sign In My Office Bathroom?”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh.
By: Anna Goldfarb / July 24, 2014

10 Social Etiquette Pet Peeves That Annoy The Hell Out Of Me

I'm the queen of petty annoyances. I get grumpy easily, and unfortunately this tends to occur about 5,000 times per day. Does this make me an approachable, friendly, low-maintenance person? No. It makes me a testy son of a bitch, but whatever. I'm old, so I've pretty much accepted those personal quirks by now. I…
By: Laura Barcella / July 20, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Coworker ‘Negs’ Me On Social Media”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’…
By: Anna Goldfarb / July 17, 2014

Frisky Rant: Grownups Don’t “Shush” Each Other

About once a week, I "work from home," which really means that I work from a coffee shop near my apartment. It's a pleasantly balanced crowd — the other young professionals tapping on their laptops give it an "office away from the office" feel, but the parents with strollers and groups gathered around tables remind…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2014

Update: New Craigslist Posting Claims The Fat Woman On The Boston T Was A Bully

The saga of the fat woman on the Boston T line rages onward. Now, someone has written a new Craigslist missed connection post claiming that the woman herself is the bully, because she allegedly sat on a "kind, older woman" and the original douchebag target, effectively pinning them both down. Here's the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Frisky Rant: Asking Friends To Pay Cash To Attend Your Parties Is Hella Tacky

The following is an etiquette question sent to one of my favorite blogs, The Kitchn, from a reader: A friend just invited me to his home for Thanksgiving dinner — and asked me to pay $50 upfront. I understand that hosting can be expensive and I wouldn't mind being asked to bring a dish,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

8 Rude Responses You Hear When You Tell People You’re Engaged — In GIFs!

Congratulations, you're engaged! You've decided to combine sock drawers and let someone use the bathroom after you poop for the rest of your life! Now, I hope your arms aren't too full because you're going to spend the next few weeks holding your tongue. Brides- and grooms-to-be, "Congratulations!" or "I'm so happy for you!" i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2013

A Fake Subway Sign That (Sadly) Should Be Real

You'd think that it'd be pretty obvious: clipping your nails in a public place, especially a crowded subway car, is a bad idea. Not just a bad idea, but also a very unhygienic one. And yet! People still feel totally comfortable doing things they should probably only ever do in the privacy of their ow…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

7 Ways To Play It Cool If You Encounter A Celeb In Real Life

Last night, I was lucky enough to have, literally, a front row seat to a concert by the jazz group Jon Batiste and Stay Human. I'm not sure how that happened to little old me, but I'm sure glad it did.  The concert was amaaaaazing and it was being filmed for PBS,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 14, 2013

Situations When It Is Acceptable/Not Acceptable To Write IN ALL CAPS

Everything that I say and write is important. Very important. Smetimes when I am writing and my thoughts are super, extra-important, I write it IN ALL CAPS for extra emphasis. Sure, I know some people read capital letters as "screaming," i.e. rude. That's especially true if you're tweeting or writing an entire email in caps.
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2013

Hitched: What To Say To Wedding Busybodies

What’s the kindest thing you can do for someone who’s getting married? Keep your mouth shut. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s true. If you’re asked for advice? Give it, judiciously. If you’re not? Please, please, please for the love of cummerbunds, hold your tongue. That goes for anyone, whether we’re talking parents of…
By: Andrea Grimes / July 10, 2013

Girl Talk: Are Wedding Gifts Optional?

After our wedding, when my husband and I finally got around to opening our gifts and noting who gave what for our thank you cards, we became concerned that a bunch of our wedding gifts might have been stolen. About a third of the 150 guests who attended our wedding did not appear to have…
By: Maggie Lite / June 7, 2013

Hug Or Handshake? We Answer The Eternal Debate (In GIFs!)

Shane Snow of the start-up Contently tackles the age-old question of how to properly greet a female colleague over at Medium yesterday, inspiring lively debate on the topic of hugs versus handshakes. Which is the least creepy, least offensive, most effective way to convey conviviality and mutual respect? A brief…
By: Megan Reynolds / May 16, 2013

How To Not Be The Worst: 24 Rules For Living In GIF Form

Maybe it's because I'm a Virgo, or because I'm a hundred years old, or both, but seriously? People have zero manners or respect anymore. There are the people who don't understand "quiet voice," the jerks at the coffee shop who never say thank you, the asshats who insist on making other people clean up after…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 26, 2013

50 Things Your Barista Really Wants You To Know

If you've ever worked in a coffee shop, you know it can be a stressful, crazy, demanding job. You spend all day dealing with cranky customers, getting chocolate syrup in your hair, pouring mugs of boiling milk, trying to keep your cool when the espresso machine breaks during a rush, and going home smelling like…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 31, 2013

Thank Goodness For Pretty Thank You Cards

Finding the motivation to send a proper thank you note is almost impossible--unless I have a stack of beautiful thank you notes sitting on my desk, in which case I'm so excited to use them that I start thanking everyone for everything. Thank you, 5th grade teacher, for believing in me! Thank you, best friend,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012
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