Posts tagged "etiquette"

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

Anna Goldfarb | July 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 27, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2013 - 2:22 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | July 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Maggie Lite | June 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Megan Reynolds | May 16, 2013 - 9:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | February 26, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 31, 2013 - 11:00 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 30, 2012 - 11:40 am

I Put On Makeup In Public — Deal With It

This morning on the subway, I overheard two men cattily complaining that it grosses them out when women put their makeup on in public. As someone who recently became one… | October 15, 2012 - 12:50 pm

10 Annoying Airplane Behaviors That Should Probably Be Illegal

Over the past few years, I’ve traveled quite a bit and been pretty lucky when it comes to airplane seatmates. I’ve been fortunate enough to sit next to friendly, polite,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 4, 2012 - 10:00 am

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden’s website has canceled the event. I guess you’ll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer]…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Dating Don’ts: Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth On A First Date

On Friday night, I had an online date that really fizzled. Everything was going just fine over chips and guac until he majorly stuck his foot in his mouth. He started talking…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2012 - 11:00 am

How Not To Be An Awful Person At The Nail Salon

All I wanted to do on Sunday was get a mani/pedi so my nails didn’t look so chipped and busted. Kicking back with a crinkled copy of Allure while Top 40…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Just Say No To Negging

His teeny little profile picture was cute. He was the right age range and city. But when I opened the online dating message from this random dude, this is what…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2012 - 1:00 pm