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Old 04-18-2011, 12:46 PM   #41
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I am absolutely, not-positive I agree or disagree with the last statement I made or didn't make.

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Old 04-18-2011, 12:49 PM   #42
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I agree with what so many of you have said, but since we are all cooks here, how about grocery store manners?

It seems that the minute some people enter a grocery store, they check their manners at the door! They don't seem to be aware of the people around them, from leaving their carts in the middle of the isle, to talking on their cell phones!! Not to mention blocking the isles with their entire family in tow. Yes, I know there are people who must take their little kids with them, but for Pete sake, teach them the manners to stay out of the way of others. Then there's the check out lines. Fifteen items or less, doesn't mean 15 items to many people. Why can't people place a spacer at the end of their items for the next shopper? The free samples at Costco also get my goat. You'd think those people hadn't eaten in days! I enjoy the free food samples too, but I'm one of the few who thank the demonstrator, and move on leaving room for others. Geeze, why do people stand right there to eat their free food??
I'm headed out to Costco...wanna go with? I'm not averse to giving unattended children espresso and a free kitten.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:59 PM   #43
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Aggh, grocery shoppers!
It would appear that some people can't drive a grocery cart with a cell phone pressed to their ear any better than they can a vehicle.

And I ran into (not literally) one of those little kids just the other day. And was totally surprised his mother caught what he did!
The little not shinola waited until I was right upon them and then sauntered in front of my cart and stood their staring blankly at the items on the other side of the aisle. Only my years of experience in evasive shopping cart technique prevented me from having to announce a cleanup in aisle 6. I didn't really think his mother was paying attention, but when our paths crossed again in the next aisle, someone had a solemn face and was sitting in the cart... Yes! Vindicated!
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:09 PM   #44
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The time and place for good manners or etiquette is not a manner of situational ethics, a malignancy that pervades today's thinking! It's a behavioral choice... and those who believe that good manners can be applied haphazardly usually don't have more than limited manners anyway.
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I'm headed out to Costco...wanna go with? I'm not averse to giving unattended children espresso and a free kitten.


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Old 04-18-2011, 01:14 PM   #46
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The time and place for good manners or etiquette is not a manner of situational ethics, a malignancy that pervades today's thinking! It's a behavioral choice... and those who believe that good manners can be applied haphazardly usually don't have more than limited manners anyway.

I agree. Everybody deserves the same good manners, starting with the people closest to you.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:31 PM   #47
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The grocery store, humm. Children running in the aisle, that is the aisle three ailses down from where you are, grrrrrrr. However, the expression on their face after bouncing off me and landing on their butts is priceless. No I didn't intentionally let them run into me either.

People that just shove the cart out at the end of an aisle without looking. People who leave the cart in the middle of the aisle. Always pass port to port! You don't need the whole family to shop! Especially when they just mill about your cart and block others from getting by. That package of chicken that you decided you didn't want doesn't belong in the cereal aisle, nor should it be put back in the meat department when found.

Eating out. Just because you think that your child "visiting" my table is cute, doesn't mean that I do. Take that screaming child outside!

I don't have anymore time right now!

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Old 04-18-2011, 01:52 PM   #48
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Hold your utensils like flags and turn them upside down to cut your food. Do not use a fist to hold your cutlery.

USE A NAPKIN.

No texting at the table. No iPods at the table. Dinner is for conversation.

When not at the dinner table, I'm rather fond of having doors opened for me by my husband. He does it for me with every door, car and otherwise. I like having heavy packages carried by him too. I'm totally OK with doing it myself, but its still nice.

I am not sure what you mean by "hold your utensils like flags".
Speaking of cutlery, I have seen people eat with the fork upside down, it looks wrong to me, what do the etiquette police say?
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:17 PM   #49
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Speaking of cutlery, I have seen people eat with the fork upside down, it looks wrong to me, what do the etiquette police say?
It's normal to hold it in that fashion to hold a steak while cutting but taking it to your mouth with the fork in that position just looks odd. Maybe not. I know a few people who do that.
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