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Rudeness

Give Someone a Break

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

If I'm going to buy into the "people are in pain; give them a break" mindset, and encourage others to do so, I have to apply it to myself and recognize that there are good reasons from my own life why I've been unable to be my ideal self in many situations.

Spout

Carole Ganim | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Carole Ganim

A spout is a passageway for water or other liquids. It can be a thoroughfare, a stream, a conduit, a way to sp-out content. I like a spout.

How Social Media Has Backfired To Make Us All More Impolite

Laurie Levy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

A little boy is turning five this June and wants a big, fun birthday party. So his mother sends out Evites to his entire preschool class plus a few friends. Guess how many folks had opened the Evite after a week? I am talking opened, not replied. Shockingly, only three even bothered to look and only one of those bothered to reply.

If You Do This, Your Emails Might Be Rude

Adam Grant | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Adam Grant

When we walk up to introduce ourselves to strangers, we intuitively follow basic cultural rules of politeness. On email, though, it's the Wild West.

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.

The 12 Rudest Things You're Doing On A Daily Basis

Brie Dyas | Posted 06.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

Every decade thinks that the "current" state of manners is worse than it was in decades previous. Because of this, I'm unwilling to say that we're def...

8 Ways to Say No Without Ruining Your Reputation

Adam Grant | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Saying no frees you up to say yes when it matters most. But the rest of the time, how do you say no without burning bridges and jeopardizing your reputation?

11 Rude People Who Got Exactly What They Deserved

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

What is it about some people that allows them to think they can be rude to everyone around them? That is a deep question to which we will probably nev...

'Why Bother?' Gay Elitism or Fear of Intimacy

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Gentlemen, the next time you feel the impulse to cringe or avoid the gaze of another man because he doesn't meet your idealized standards, take the higher road and be kind and smile, or, better yet, say something pleasant. You will be better for it.

Why Being Rude Is Bad For Business

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 08.28.2013 | Small Business

Forbes: I don’t get mad very often. I’ve always been surprised when people around me get furious at what seem to me to be fairly innocuous eve...

Popcorn Can Make You Insane

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

How about we just watch the movie? Park the popcorn. Ditch the Milk Duds. Turn off your cell phone. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show. You will find when you exit the theater there will be no popcorn crumbs all over the front of you, nor empty candy boxes and soda cups surrounding where you sat.

Let's Resolve to Blunt the Edge of Rude America

Jerry Lanson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Jerry Lanson

In my world, there are too many signs that rudeness is on the rise. And it's not good for anyone's frame of mind.

Enough. Stop Interrupting Me!

Connie Dieken | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

We're living in an impatient, impulsive, instant gratification world. Interrupting, interjecting and talking over others has become the new norm. Seems everybody wants to get a word in edgewise.

Are The French Really That Rude?

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 07.27.2012 | Travel

PARIS -- It's a July evening on the terrace of the legendary Cafe Flore. A coiffed woman sips chilled wine, another savors her chocolate eclair. The ...

The Word Young People Should Use More

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I'd like to start a movement to bring Ma'am to every city in America, starting with my own. While I admit that being called Ma'am made me feel a tad older, the truth is, I am older.

Travel Questions And Answers

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Is it true that spitting in public is acceptable in China?

Why It Bugs Me When People Say: "I Must Have A.D.D.!"

Lori Day | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
Lori Day

There seems to be an outbreak of self-diagnosed A.D.D. among individuals who simply have no manners. What is going on? Do I need to put Ritalin in my tic-tac dispenser and offer it to the afflicted?

Curb Appeal: Lady, You Can't 'Reserve' The Sidewalk

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Ann Brenoff

Saving spots on the sidewalk? Really? Like somehow you can claim a public sidewalk for your very own?

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 ...

Do You Miss Manners During An Etiquette-Challenged Winter?

Dave Astor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Astor

The second half of this winter has been less snowy than the first half, but it's hard to forget various breaches of etiquette during the flake-filled time prior to early February. Yes, it was a case of "Residents Gone Bad."

Notes of an Ex-Pat 1: View From the Bridge

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

From my window I see sheets of ice floating down the Danube. It's mid-winter, and I am finally here in Budapest. Last week I went with a Hungarian law...

My Wish for the New Year: Kindness

Anne Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Phillips

There are few businesses that can take their customers for granted. But at the same time should the customers take the businesses for granted? That is what it felt like in 2010.

The Rudeness of Ignoring Email

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

What I find disconcerting -- even boorish -- is the number of people who enter into some kind of dialogue on email, and then one day simply stop responding.

Barney Was Wrong: You're Not So Special

Jenny Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

What it is about is civility, rules and respect. It's not that hard. Wait your turn. Watch the clock. Don't take more than you can use. Think about someone - anyone - other than yourself.