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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-07-11 09:15 AM
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15. Are zippers based on current technology?...
I thought that's what you were talking about.

Current technology allows one to be rude online rather quickly, don't you think?
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  -21st Century Etiquette Breaches. Your Favorites? MineralMan  Aug-06-11 07:08 PM   #0 
  - Use of first name by cashiers/customer service reps/sales people who have no previous relationship  REP   Aug-06-11 08:26 PM   #1 
  - Yes, but retailers who force their clerks to wear name badges  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 08:00 AM   #8 
  - Not what I had in mind, but if it pleases you, so be it  REP   Aug-07-11 03:04 PM   #42 
  - I posted a thread about the stupid bank...  Phentex   Aug-07-11 08:37 AM   #12 
  - I worked in a bank  tabbycat31   Aug-07-11 09:28 PM   #59 
  - I never really minded when they just looked at my deposit slip or something...  Phentex   Aug-08-11 08:50 AM   #97 
     - It was the worst when you had to use their names and could not look at them  tabbycat31   Aug-08-11 10:08 AM   #106 
  - I work in a bank...  Chan790   Aug-08-11 07:52 PM   #138 
  - Hate it. Hate it. Hate it.  Iggo   Aug-07-11 11:58 AM   #29 
  - At the Safeway  XemaSab   Aug-07-11 11:40 PM   #74 
  - Ha! Burn!  Iggo   Aug-08-11 12:35 AM   #83 
  - If my guy uses my shopper card, the cashier calls him  blueamy66   Aug-08-11 10:11 AM   #108 
  - That was the Bible of Hucksterism, "How To Win Friends And Influence People".  Ikonoklast   Aug-07-11 02:57 PM   #40 
  - Your dad - I mean Mr Dad - rocks.  REP   Aug-07-11 03:03 PM   #41 
  - Another reason I love the South. They understand courtesy , down here.  dixiegrrrrl   Aug-07-11 03:57 PM   #46 
  - In the South, even those who know you well  csziggy   Aug-07-11 10:24 PM   #68 
     - the usage of "sir" and "ma'am" is very different up here in Minnesota than in the South.  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:25 AM   #80 
        - Where here my Alabama raised mother taught me to always use  csziggy   Aug-08-11 09:55 AM   #104 
        - We were taught to call close family friends as Aunt or Uncle and  blueamy66   Aug-08-11 10:15 AM   #109 
           - Mom insisted only relatives were Aunt or Uncle  csziggy   Aug-08-11 10:50 AM   #114 
              - My Dad worked for American Airlines for over 40 years  blueamy66   Aug-08-11 10:54 AM   #115 
        - In parts of New England...  Chan790   Aug-08-11 08:02 PM   #139 
        - I don't like being called Ma'am makes me feel old  cherish44   Aug-10-11 04:21 PM   #180 
  - Back when I was in business selling mineral specimens to  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 06:58 PM   #57 
     - Usually ratting people out to their bosses is not cool  XemaSab   Aug-07-11 11:46 PM   #75 
        - Yes. I could not believe the teller did that.  MineralMan   Aug-08-11 07:54 AM   #92 
  - Exactly. It's like a Spanish speaker improperly using "tu" instead of "usted"  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:17 AM   #78 
  - Or the French speaker....  zanana1   Aug-09-11 05:19 AM   #149 
  - Really, I only want the clerks to use my name if they know me.  Nailzberg   Aug-09-11 01:51 AM   #144 
  - And telemarketers who say "Hi, Ken, how are you?"  trof   Aug-09-11 05:46 PM   #159 
  - When a salesperson asks me for my name, on the phone or in person, I say "Mr. xxx"  gristy   Aug-09-11 11:57 PM   #168 
  - Delivering an unsolicited and undesired neck rub to the German Prime Minister ...  11 Bravo   Aug-06-11 08:31 PM   #2 
  - ROFL!  Xipe Totec   Aug-07-11 11:31 AM   #24 
  - And a tug on the Japanese President's jacket!  WinkyDink   Aug-07-11 06:32 PM   #53 
     - I love that photo  geardaddy   Aug-10-11 02:58 PM   #177 
  - Posting anything on DU  Vanje   Aug-06-11 08:36 PM   #3 
  - issues around formal (and not so formal) invitations  Kali   Aug-06-11 08:36 PM   #4 
  - One rule of thumb about throwing a party...  begin_within   Aug-07-11 11:22 AM   #23 
  - My grandmother always used to tell the story of Queen victoria at a state dinner with  applegrove   Aug-06-11 08:40 PM   #5 
  - I've always liked that story. Thanks for reminding me of it.  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 08:02 AM   #9 
  - Being walked in to by some moron  hifiguy   Aug-06-11 08:42 PM   #6 
  - There will be lots of cell phone and smart phone stuff  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 08:03 AM   #10 
  - That happens to me alot at the thrift store I work at.  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:30 AM   #81 
  - I love my smartphone, but I treat it like driving. Gotta use it, pull over.  Nailzberg   Aug-09-11 02:00 AM   #145 
  - Bingo.  geardaddy   Aug-10-11 03:00 PM   #178 
  - When people don't put a subject line on an email.  distantearlywarning   Aug-06-11 09:22 PM   #7 
  - Good one. Email etiquette gets an entire chapter.  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 08:04 AM   #11 
  - FW: FW: FW: RE: FW: FW: RE: RE: FW: Delete this if you don't agree!  Liberal Veteran   Aug-07-11 06:23 PM   #52 
  - When you get something that's been forwarded about 50 times "Send All"  alphafemale   Aug-07-11 10:41 PM   #71 
  - Thank you! I had a big argument with some colleagues once about this one  petronius   Aug-07-11 10:02 PM   #63 
  - Also when they add you to their email list without asking, then you start getting everything.  begin_within   Aug-07-11 10:21 PM   #67 
  - I hate when I get emails from some person in a group  csziggy   Aug-07-11 10:31 PM   #69 
  - That drives me nuts!  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:31 AM   #82 
  - oh I am SO guilty of that  Kali   Aug-08-11 01:10 PM   #130 
  - You will disagree but I think it's rude...  Phentex   Aug-07-11 08:40 AM   #13 
  - Or on teabagger's protest signs?  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 09:02 AM   #14 
     - Are zippers based on current technology?...  Phentex   Aug-07-11 09:15 AM   #15 
        - Only part of the book will be based on technology.  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 09:23 AM   #16 
           - That's the thing...etiquette books aren't usually read by those who need them...  Phentex   Aug-07-11 09:30 AM   #17 
              - But if a person continually misspells or misuses a word, then  kick-ass-bob   Aug-08-11 08:20 AM   #94 
                 - That's someone you know...  Phentex   Aug-08-11 08:58 AM   #99 
                    - but if they sent you 7 letters miswriting the word 'losing' as 'loosing'  kick-ass-bob   Aug-08-11 10:04 AM   #105 
                    - because I would be thrilled to get so many letters!...  Phentex   Aug-08-11 11:50 AM   #121 
                       - I am speachless.  kick-ass-bob   Aug-08-11 01:44 PM   #131 
                    - What precisely is rude about it?  LanternWaste   Aug-10-11 02:24 PM   #176 
  - Shopping While Yacking - ESPECIALLY with one of those cyborg ear things.  HopeHoops   Aug-07-11 09:35 AM   #18 
  - Good one. Bluetooth talkers always seem to be oblivious  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 10:09 AM   #19 
  - Very young kids who demand their parents' attention...  zanana1   Aug-09-11 05:24 AM   #150 
  - Sing one long mid-range note at the approximate volume they're talking at.  Iggo   Aug-07-11 11:45 AM   #27 
  - Great idea, but I can't carry a tune in a bucket!  Pool Hall Ace   Aug-09-11 12:30 AM   #142 
     - I say Go For It.  Iggo   Aug-09-11 07:16 AM   #154 
  - I worked in a department store in 1999.  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-07-11 03:43 PM   #45 
  - One of my favorite signs  MountainLaurel   Aug-08-11 02:41 PM   #136 
  - I was looking for this one!  blueamy66   Aug-08-11 10:19 AM   #110 
     - My favorite was a chick about a month ago....  HopeHoops   Aug-08-11 10:59 AM   #116 
        - I would have had to say something.  blueamy66   Aug-08-11 11:08 AM   #118 
  - Smart-ass clerks in the cell phone stores who don't want to deal with "older" shoppers.  femmocrat   Aug-07-11 11:02 AM   #20 
  - I hear you on the cell phone store thing.  Iggo   Aug-07-11 11:49 AM   #28 
  - Is that where that type of clerk went? They used to sell computers  csziggy   Aug-07-11 10:37 PM   #70 
  - An older shopper myself, I had a real good experience with a Verizon salesperson.  raccoon   Aug-08-11 08:17 AM   #93 
  - I have a similar problem when I take my car into be worked on. I had one  madmom   Aug-10-11 08:38 AM   #173 
  - Hard to think of 21st century etiquette breaches when etiquette is such a 19th century concept  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-07-11 11:09 AM   #21 
  - Oddly enough, etiquette really only became a widespread  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 11:36 AM   #25 
  - People just don't know how to behave in public any more.  begin_within   Aug-07-11 11:15 AM   #22 
  - That's the reason for this book. I doubt it will change things much,  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 11:39 AM   #26 
     - See post 21. ;-)  WinkyDink   Aug-07-11 06:35 PM   #54 
  - when did crude become acceptable?  bookworm65t   Aug-07-11 12:05 PM   #30 
  - Yup. It's a trend that has expanded too far, I agree.  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 12:12 PM   #31 
  - What the fuck are you talking about??? People fucking swear on the fucking internets all the time!!  madinmaryland   Aug-07-11 02:52 PM   #39 
  - What's okay on the Internets doesn't always work IRL  FloridaJudy   Aug-09-11 03:21 AM   #147 
  - Working class people have always swore like drunken sailors.  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:36 AM   #84 
  - The past tense is "sworn". Or "have sworn".  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-08-11 12:43 AM   #87 
     - heh, up here we say "have boughten" and "have caughten", LOL!  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:52 AM   #90 
  - Bathroom humor has become way too acceptable IMO. nt  raccoon   Aug-08-11 12:03 PM   #123 
  - I have a friend with an iPhone and an addiction to texting & Facebook  Rob H.   Aug-07-11 01:13 PM   #32 
  - Yes. Very annoying, indeed. You should text the person and  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 01:40 PM   #37 
  - Worst breach of etiquette in the last few years  7wo7rees   Aug-09-11 11:01 PM   #167 
  - How about those on FB who constantly post where they are?  blueamy66   Aug-08-11 10:21 AM   #111 
     - He does that, too!  Rob H.   Aug-08-11 08:34 PM   #140 
        - Exactly.  blueamy66   Aug-09-11 05:52 AM   #151 
  - To me the underlying theme is a subtle, but profound, lack of concern for others.  begin_within   Aug-07-11 01:16 PM   #33 
  - Yes. That's at the core of it, I think. And that's the general theme  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 01:35 PM   #35 
  - I agree with all of you have written, accept about the check writing thing.  blueamy66   Aug-08-11 10:23 AM   #112 
  - Lost art of counting change (maybe?)  targetpractice   Aug-07-11 01:24 PM   #34 
  - I hate that, too, but there's no way that's going to change.  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 01:39 PM   #36 
  - I worked retail in a past life...  targetpractice   Aug-07-11 01:49 PM   #38 
  - I am *really* going to date myself with this one, but...  Ikonoklast   Aug-07-11 03:31 PM   #44 
  - One of the mysteries of life that may never be solved.  gristy   Aug-10-11 12:38 AM   #172 
  - You Count Back Change  RobinA   Aug-07-11 09:44 PM   #60 
  - Considering the way cash registers are designed now, where they actually tell  madinmaryland   Aug-07-11 03:07 PM   #43 
  - Have you seen the one that requires no thought at all?  jmowreader   Aug-07-11 07:37 PM   #58 
     - Are you serious?  petronius   Aug-07-11 10:06 PM   #64 
     - Sadly, I am not suprised.  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:49 AM   #89 
  - Wow, I haven't seen anyone do that in maybe 30 years...  begin_within   Aug-07-11 03:58 PM   #47 
  - OMG, isn't that the truth  WolverineDG   Aug-07-11 04:08 PM   #49 
  - That doesn't have anything to do with doing math in her head.  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:47 AM   #88 
     - why would you have to void it?  kick-ass-bob   Aug-08-11 08:28 AM   #95 
     - I know that, but it's store policy. I know it's dumb.  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 08:57 AM   #98 
        - That is pretty dumb. And not very efficient management.  kick-ass-bob   Aug-08-11 10:08 AM   #107 
        - I just think it's because my boss assumes everyone sucks at math.  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 10:48 AM   #113 
        - Wow, that is a dumb policy.  Pool Hall Ace   Aug-09-11 12:39 AM   #143 
     - Why do you have to void the transaction?  WolverineDG   Aug-08-11 09:18 AM   #100 
  - +1,000,000,000,000,000,000  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:40 AM   #85 
  - Yes, most of time today, they just hand it to you without a word.  sinkingfeeling   Aug-08-11 11:35 AM   #120 
  - I have to disagree  dana_b   Aug-08-11 09:02 PM   #141 
  - Answering your phone while on a date!  begin_within   Aug-07-11 04:03 PM   #48 
  - Absolutely. That's one's definitely on my list.  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 06:47 PM   #55 
  - Agree With This One  RobinA   Aug-07-11 09:49 PM   #61 
  - Sure, if there was a known issue like that, that would be acceptable.  begin_within   Aug-07-11 10:14 PM   #65 
  - +1000000000  Blue_Tires   Aug-08-11 01:58 PM   #132 
  - People who don't keep their dogs leashed when out and about and ...  NNN0LHI   Aug-07-11 04:38 PM   #50 
  - Good ones! Both involve safety issues, and that's  MineralMan   Aug-07-11 06:48 PM   #56 
  - The dog thing is a big peeve for me.  begin_within   Aug-07-11 10:17 PM   #66 
  - Don't get me started on unleashed dogs  barb162   Aug-07-11 11:25 PM   #72 
  - how about people who leave the car running while pumping gas?  kick-ass-bob   Aug-08-11 08:30 AM   #96 
  - People who bring their dogs where dogs don't belong  tabbycat31   Aug-08-11 02:18 PM   #133 
  - Putting on makeup in public....  Darth_Kitten   Aug-07-11 06:01 PM   #51 
  - When I was first online I was played hearts. I knew none of the lingo. I cracked a joke  applegrove   Aug-07-11 09:57 PM   #62 
  - Giving a present and never getting a thank you  barb162   Aug-07-11 11:27 PM   #73 
  - That's one of my main peeves.  frogmarch   Aug-08-11 12:30 PM   #124 
  - Two that have come up:  XemaSab   Aug-08-11 12:08 AM   #76 
  - I suppose another way to phrase it is  XemaSab   Aug-08-11 12:17 AM   #79 
  - Don't text while at the dinner table.  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:15 AM   #77 
  - agreed, and don't do either in a movie theater  Skittles   Aug-08-11 12:42 AM   #86 
     - I was at a movie a few weeks ago and the person in front of me kept texting...  driver8   Aug-08-11 09:33 AM   #101 
        - because of my eyesight I prefer sitting in the back  Skittles   Aug-08-11 06:03 PM   #137 
  - Spitting in public, on the sidewalk, very ostentatiously, as if  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-08-11 07:32 AM   #91 
  - Oh gosh, I loathe the spitting.  MerryBlooms   Aug-08-11 09:45 AM   #103 
  - Oh my GOD do I hate this.  Withywindle   Aug-08-11 02:33 PM   #135 
  - A few -  MerryBlooms   Aug-08-11 09:42 AM   #102 
  - speaking of leaving grocery carts -- leaving them in the parking spot  fishwax   Aug-08-11 12:54 PM   #126 
     - Grrr... yep, that too.  MerryBlooms   Aug-08-11 01:00 PM   #127 
     - Grrr... yep, that too.  MerryBlooms   Aug-08-11 01:00 PM   #128 
     - The ones that leave carts in DISABLED parking spots deserve to go straight to Hell.  Odin2005   Aug-09-11 09:58 PM   #162 
  - When you're driving, SIGNAL before you make your turn. Not only is it good manners, it's the law.nt  raccoon   Aug-08-11 11:04 AM   #117 
  - Yep.  Iggo   Aug-08-11 11:54 AM   #122 
  - And don't switch 2 lanes at once!  Odin2005   Aug-08-11 12:42 PM   #125 
  - I had a run-in just last Friday after a related incident.  KansDem   Aug-09-11 06:11 AM   #152 
  - People playing with the gadgets instead of tending to the children's questions and needs.  sinkingfeeling   Aug-08-11 11:29 AM   #119 
  - People who leave voicemail messages  AngryAmish   Aug-08-11 01:01 PM   #129 
  - And if they insist on leaving voicemail messages...  Rob H.   Aug-09-11 05:57 PM   #161 
  - Happened today: Some 20 year old in scrubs called my  Flying Dream Blues   Aug-08-11 02:22 PM   #134 
  - Cell phone conversations in the loo.  Nailzberg   Aug-09-11 02:12 AM   #146 
  - There's definitely a need for blog etiquette  XemaSab   Aug-09-11 03:48 AM   #148 
  - Taking your smelly shoes off at the movie theater  kedrys   Aug-09-11 06:36 AM   #153 
  - Fucking gross!  Iggo   Aug-09-11 09:42 AM   #157 
  - Don't "stop over" my house if you are not invited. Don't leave a vmail that you are on your way over  seaglass   Aug-09-11 08:25 AM   #155 
  - Call before you come over.  Iggo   Aug-09-11 09:41 AM   #156 
  - Where to start  Philippine expat   Aug-09-11 05:40 PM   #158 
  - The standard tip these days is 15% - 20%.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-09-11 05:48 PM   #160 
  - About the tipping  tabbycat31   Aug-09-11 10:05 PM   #163 
  - I never tip less than 20%, except for really bad service.  kwassa   Aug-09-11 10:17 PM   #164 
  - A twentysomething store clerk or server callling me "hon."  Brigid   Aug-09-11 10:33 PM   #165 
  - A twentysomething store clerk or server callling me "hon."  Brigid   Aug-09-11 10:33 PM   #166 
  - Not knowing to pass in hallways by staying to the right.  southerncrone   Aug-10-11 12:13 AM   #169 
  - People rushing & jumping in front of you to go thru a door you have opened  southerncrone   Aug-10-11 12:16 AM   #170 
  - And people getting on an elevator before those on it have a chance to get off! nt  raccoon   Aug-11-11 07:45 AM   #181 
  - Asking strangers to help you write a self-published eBook.  Blue-Jay   Aug-10-11 12:23 AM   #171 
  - Very loud & very offensive cell phone ringtones  queenjane   Aug-10-11 10:34 AM   #174 
  - Well, not just 21st century, but it drives me nuts for people to say, "What?"  raccoon   Aug-10-11 02:02 PM   #175 
     - How about "Huh?"  geardaddy   Aug-10-11 03:32 PM   #179 

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