Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Random reminders


Maybe because some of us are allowed to wear jeans to work (I know I am), or because malls allow us to bring pets to public indoor places, or because the social networking culture makes displaying your whole life for the public not seem as corny as showbiz talk shows, that some basic rules of etiquette are easy to forget now. A few friendly reminders:
  • Just because you can bring that dog to the mall doesn't mean you can bring it in the chapel, too. No matter how smart (or small or quiet) your dog is, it will never appreciate the mass.
  • Be sensitive about the pictures you post on social-networking sites. Weed out the unflattering shots for your friends' sake!
  • Remember the rule about never putting on lipstick at the table? Let me add a similar one: never use oil-blotting paper outside the ladies room. It's really not nice to see. :-/
  • Jeans are one thing--they can be dressed up with the right pieces--but slippers to work? Unprofessional.
  • Pedestrian, you can't stop a car by flashing your palm. Especially in a highway. Find the overpass and give our drivers a break!

5 comments:

WillyJ said...

Pedestrian, you can't stop a car by flashing your palm.

Funny, I encounter this often while driving and it reminds me of the Star Wars Jedi mind-trick. My mind tells me to stop, but of course a car going at 80kph doesn't succumb to mind tricks. hay..

petrufied said...

haha jedi mind trick--i like that. XD i have a bad feeling this will fall under my driving peeves list once i learn to drive. haha

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sunnyday said...

Thank you so much for including this reminder about flashing one's palm to (attempt to) stop an oncoming car!

In the absence of Jedi powers, this trick could work if the pedestrian were like Violet of The Incredibles. A force field would definitely make a car stop abruptly -- but the pedestrian would have to be ready to pay for the damage to the car that hits his force field! :-D