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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

Dating Don’ts: Is Chivalry Dead? Maybe It Should Be

I’ve never been one for chivalry. I prefer to do things my way, and take pride in my own ability to lift things that are heavy, open doors on my…

Megan Reynolds | April 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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

Pro Tip: Don’t Take Selfies With Cadavers, Because Of That Whole “Human Decency” Thing

Let’s clear this up right now: taking selfies with dead folks is not an encouraged activity. However, this wasn’t so obvious to a high school student on a field trip…

Claire Hannum | February 7, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: 6 Things To Consider When Bringing Babies To Restaurants

Earlier this month, the head chef of Alinea restaurant in Chicago, Grant Achatz, made headlines when he tweeted about some of his patrons:
Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Loudly Masturbating Neighbor Responds To Noise Complaint With Amazing Burn

One of the hazards of apartment living are thin walls and floors that share your every “Oh, baby!” and bed creak with your neighbors. It’s part of life. You get…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2013 - 11:40 am

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

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

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