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Old 12-01-2007, 09:40 PM   #31
Travis Hall
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Re: Etiquette?

Originally Posted by Steve Sheffar View Post
Don't swear. Unless you are fishing/ hunting.
I broke an etiquette rule in an etiquette thread that I started:

Originally Posted by Travis Hall View Post
F'n A- now that's some quality manners

heh heh heh
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:17 AM   #32
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Re: Etiquette?

Don't worry Trav, you are forgiven.

How about this one: when you stand waiting for the airplane, back the F up, the plane won't leave without you so don't crowd the gate, you aren't that important.

At the luggage carousel it's the same, everyone is more likely to see their bag if we all take a step back, by proxy of the insuing argument, it would also be easier to see if someone was taking your bag on the other side of the carousel if you backed up. This would lessen the possibility of me having to say "excuse me" for hitting you in the legs with my always over packed suitcase.

Finally, if your kid steps on/ runs over my foot in public and you haven't taught them to apologize or say excuse me, you will bear the brunt of my anger. This was a great change when we moved to Colorado. When this happened in San Diego the people would glare at you like it was your fault their kids were rude. Here, if the request for pardon isn't out within the first second or two the kid gets embarassed, maybe even a crack on the back of the noggin...
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:10 PM   #33
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Re: Etiquette?

Put yourself forward as the butt of jokes if it saves a woman, child, weaker person, from ridicule.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:53 PM   #34
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Re: Etiquette?

Here's a quote that I think says it all when it comes to good etiquette. It's more about the viewpoint than anything.

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.

- John Walter Wayland

I keep a copy of it at work and at home as a reminder.

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Old 12-09-2007, 05:09 AM   #35
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Re: Etiquette?

How about Kipling?

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
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