Monday, October 3, 2011
Mr. Robert's rules of etiquette
Like I know anything about manners, right? But here are a few tips I would like to share with the world.
1. When two people come to a crowded doorway the person leaving the smaller place goes first. Get it? The person coming out of the bus leaves before the other guy enters the building. The person entering the hallway goes before the person entering the room.
2. When are at a meeting and someone hands you a stack of papers to pass around the table don't start reading it before you pass them on. It annoys people.
3. When you share a microwave oven with other people and you stop it with time left in order to take your food out, hit the stop button again to reset the time to zero, so the next person doesn't wind up with 14 seconds or the like.
4. Not really etiquette, but a useful tip. To the people who lean out car windows to yell at pedestrians or people on bikes: we can't understand what you're saying. It sounds like animal noise and makes you look dumb. Thought you'd want to know.