Why We Should Stop Treating Public Places As Our Private Phone Booth (Published in the Huffington Post)

My car dealership has a business lounge, which makes waiting for inspections and minor services tolerable. I hate to admit it, but I actually relied on my last appointment as a means to get some work done. I treated myself Continue reading Why We Should Stop Treating Public Places As Our Private Phone Booth (Published in the Huffington Post)

A Restaurant Banned Kids Under 5 – And I’m Fine With It (Published in Kveller)

A North Carolina restaurant made news recently for banning kids under the age of 5. According to the news report, some parents are outraged calling it #discrimination, while others support the owner’s decision. The restaurant’s website clearly indicates that no Continue reading A Restaurant Banned Kids Under 5 – And I’m Fine With It (Published in Kveller)

Does Having Good Manners Make Me A B*tch? (Published in The Huffington Post)

The day was young and I’d already been called a bitch twice. Why is it that when others act inappropriately, I react and then I look like the bitch? Where’s the justice in that? Perhaps not reacting is the answer, Continue reading Does Having Good Manners Make Me A B*tch? (Published in The Huffington Post)

Put Your Phone Down! (Emily Post Rant – Part II)

It’s been awhile since I lamented the deterioration of basic manners, and although this is nothing new, today I’m fired up about cell phone use.   Arguably, the advent of the cellular device has made our world smaller. Grandparents can Continue reading Put Your Phone Down! (Emily Post Rant – Part II)

Emily Post Rant: Part I

For years I’ve lamented the endemic lack of manners that I’m faced with on a daily basis. My friends joke that I am the modern Emily Post. While I’m sure I would be expelled from Finishing School by the end Continue reading Emily Post Rant: Part I