Saturday, February 18, 2023

Show notes - Episode 414: Kids Can't Cut It

Morning, friends!

We're on vacation this week so I present a special episode. I know that I've said lists don't usually work on this show, but I am really happy with how this sounds. Let's do some complaining!

Pat takes issue with several new etiquette rules from The Cut, including dinner parties, texting, and touching strangers.

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I took aim at several of these "etiquette rules" but there were too many to fit into one episode. Here is the full piece. Let me know if I should tackle any more of these. I just feel like (for meeeeeee) this was written by people who either don't interact with real humans and/or truly believe the world should revolve around them.

I'll share the points I touched on here. How'd I do?

  • 14. Never send an Edible Arrangement.
  • 30. When casually asked how you are, say “Good!”
  • 37. Don’t feel bad about standing up in the aisle immediately upon the plane landing.
  • 40. Do not touch the small of my back to move around me at the bar if you’re ugly.
  • 52. Don’t foist your allergies onto a dinner party.
  • 94. It’s okay to email, text, or DM anyone at any hour.
  • 95. It’s polite to have your camera on for everyone in a Zoom or Teams meeting.
  • 96. But don’t Zoom in from the Palace of Versailles.
  • 102. You can eat anything at your desk in an open-plan office.
  • 111. It’s perfectly fine to walk through someone’s scene.
  • 120. Even when a kids’ party says “no gifts,” you’re supposed to bring a gift.


And that's that, pals! If nothing else, I hope you learned how to be less not following a lot of these rules. Let me know if I should tackle any others when I come back. Until then, don't do anything I wouldn't do!

Crap open a cold one!

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