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"Hold that afterthought!"
"We can't let the king die, but we also can't do anything that suggests he needs saving..."
Tags:life guard, life guards, king, kings, royal, royals, dilemma, dilemmas, conundrum, conundrums, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities, royalty, lifeguard, lifeguards, incompetent, incompetence, social rules, social niceties, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, drowning, drowning man
"The Lowells sent us a postcard from the South of France - as if we'd give a damn."
Midwest Nice . . . Truth
Tags:minnesota nice, midwest nice, midwestern nice, polite, politeness, good manners, manner, manners, courteous, courtesy, courtesies, honest, honestness, honesty, truth, truthful, truthfulness, direction, directions, signpost, signposts, sign post, sign posts, sign-post, sign-posts, path, paths, social niceties, social nicety
'Enough small talk. It's time for big talk.'
"Once you've stood up for one actor, you're not allowed to sit back down for the next."
Tags:award, awards, award ceremony, award ceremonies, actor, actors, applause, applaud, applauding, standing ovation, standing ovation, standing applause, honour, honours, honouring, polite, politeness, social niceties, social nicety, social cue, social cues, respect, respecting, respectful, acting, best actor, best actor award, actress, actresses
"Oh, no! I can still see the Jensons."
Tags:couple, couples, outing, outing, outdoor activities, outdoor activity, double date, double dates, escape, escaping, escaped, escapes, running from, running away from, run from, run away from, annoyed, annoys, annoy, hiking, hike, hikes, hiked, dislike, disliking towards, disliking, outrun, outrunning, outran, social nicety, social niceties, pertaining to social niceties, not trying to be upfront, dishonest, dishonesty
"Not even a 'Thank You' for holding the door...How crude!"
"I thanked my teacher for teaching us so well and she fainted."
Tags:good manners, manners, polite, politeness, rude, rudeness, teacher, teachers, classroom, classrooms, student, students, pupil, pupils, school, schools, shock, shocks, shocked, faint, faints, fainting, fainted, thankyou, thank you, thank yous, thankyous, social niceties, etiquette, rude society, bad mannered, bad manners
"We're having the T-Rex's over for dinner..and whatever you do, don't mention their itty-bitty little arms!"
Tags:t-rex, t rex, tyrannosaurs rex, dino, dinos, dinosaur, dinner party, dinner parties, palaeontology, dinner guest, dinner guests, faux pas, faux-pas, etiquette, table manners, dinner plans, manners, sore point, social skills, social niceties, small talk, dinosaurs, paleontology, dinner, entertaining
"Where did we lose our common courtesy as a society? You old fool, how the hell should I know?"
Human Cull: People who don't thank you when you hold the door open for them.
"You know, we've given this same bottle back and forth to each other for so long that it's probably pretty good by now."
Tags:wine, wines, hostess gift, hostess gifts, gift, gifts, wine bottle, wine bottles, wine collection, wine collections, wine collector, wine collectors, housewarming, house-warming, present, presents, party gift, party gifts, wine snob, wine snobs, wine snobbery, wine connoisseur, wine connoisseurs, house warming, social skill, social skills, social nicety, social niceties, party, parties, dinner party, dinner parties
'Quick! What's his preferred greeting ritual? Traditional hand shake, high five, fist bump, or cash?'
'I hate small talk.'
'How's my brother? No change, I'm afraid - he's still dead...'
''He looks so natural' is for funerals, not weddings!'
'Hold your hand in front of your mouth when you yawn.' - 'What, and take a chance of getting bitten.'
'Sorry, I never know what to do with my hands in social situations.'
"Hi, Zazz - I think you know everyone present."
"It's context aware, so it can tap your wrist when you're about to put your foot in your mouth."