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Bad Manners

A Rant by a Professional Wedding Planner: Do Not RSVP 'Yes' to a Wedding and No-Show

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.09.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Enough! Unless you're in the hospital or have just had a death in your immediate family, there is no excuse to no-show at a wedding. Ever. It's very rude.

I Gave, You Received, Now Thank Me, Darn It!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

If my recent experiences with gift recipients are any indication, however, I needn't lose sleep worrying that I will be swept away by a giant wave of gratitude any time soon.

Yagana Shah

5 Bad Behaviors From The Past That Are Now Totally Common

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty

We love our smartphones, tablets, apps and whatnot, but we have to admit, we've noticed technology has made the world a slightly ruder place. Stores n...

Why 'Rude-Shaming' Needs To Be A Thing

RB Bronson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

I frequently feel like I'm channeling Miss Clara. Bad manners abound. Men who won't allow a woman to exit an elevator first. Cars that honk after waiting less than a second at a light that just changed. People cracking their gum so loudly it sounds like a trip to the gun range. And don't get me started about talking in a movie theater.

How Everyone's Bad Behavior Is Turning Me Into One Angry Woman

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

I know I'm being grumpy, but there are just certain things that grind my nerves down to the root. I have to wonder about a society that has no problem with people screaming the F-word in front of young children. Or with teenagers sitting on a subway while 80-somethings and pregnant women stand. Or with people calling others 'morons' -- both online and off -- just because they don't share the same opinion.

The Golden Rules of Manners, Now and for the Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.

Why This Bullied Grandma Wishes She Had Fought Back

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Catharine Hamm would like to personally apologize to the newlyweds whose wedding video includes the voice of some guy having a meltdown over his phone charger. No, it wasn't Hamm's fault; she didn't even know the guy.

26 Things I'll Be Thankful for (Not Really) on Thanksgiving

Gina Barreca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

--M is for "My mother used to make it this way, but of course you have every right to do what you want in your own kitchen."

F**k You, Lady! Why This World Is Going To Hell In A Handbasket

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

A few weeks ago, I saw a young boy riding his bike in the street at a busy intersection. When he rode slowly by, I said, 'Excuse me, young man -- be careful, this is a busy intersection; maybe you should ride on the sidewalk.' He was no bigger than a third grader -- how he responded was quite disturbing to say the least.

At the Delacorte

Mona R. Washington | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York
Mona R. Washington

Avid theatre goers form two lines outside Central Park's Delacorte Theatre. One line is very short, and the other is very long. MAN ONE and WOMAN stand in the middle of the short line, chatting. MAN ONE drains a water bottle, as WOMAN sips a jumbo coffee.

Mind Your Manners

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I can't watch people at work without mentally trading places with them and wondering what it would be like to be them.

9 Bizarre Etiquette Tips

Henry Alford | Posted 03.03.2012 | Books
Henry Alford

Etiquette guides can be invaluable repositories of practical information and common sense. But what etiquette guides DON'T address are the hundreds of weird-but-true situations that make up modern life.

Are You Naughty Or Nice?

www.realsimple.com | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty

The holiday rush can bring out both the best and the worst in people. See how you would handle these sticky holiday etiquette situations, then learn w...

Do Unto Others: Have People Lost the Message?

Karen Curley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Karen Curley

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The message is so simple yet so hard for us to swallow.

Hey Dude Your 'Tude is Rude and I'm Not in the Mood!

Margaret Cochran, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Cochran, Ph.D.

Okay, so you are at the mall returning your Great Aunt Moyra's birthday gift. This is an annual tradition because every year your dear old Aunt Moyra ...

Silence, Manners and Lord Chesterfield

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Terence Clarke

The 18th century British statesman Lord Chesterfield wrote that "manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world." I doubt that there are many now who would understand what Chesterfield was even talking about.

It's An Honor Just to Be Nominated

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

I always tell people that dating is a numbers game, just like being in sales. You have go out on X amount of bad dates in order to get one good date.

Minding Other People's Manners: When and How Is It Okay?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Manners aren't what they used to be, but correcting someone's manners is bad manners. When our mothers told us to mind our manners, they didn't mean "and everyone else's manners as well!"

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy: Holiday Cards Galore

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi R. R. Smith

There is nothing like a well written holiday letter. There are few things as painful as a poorly written holiday letter. As you reflect over the past year and compose your own, here are some guidelines to consider.

Ours Is a Rude Age, but Have A Nice Day

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

He says even the trend toward casual and sloppy attire cries out to be rethought. "People appear in public in clothes that must scare the hangers in a dark closet," he writes.

A Guide To Judging Men (By Their Manners)

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Verena von Pfetten

Welcome! In today's post we are (once again) going to be judging people. (I'm a blogger, what did you expect?) A while back, I gave the ladies a li...