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 rude...by 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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