19 May '11, 1am

Modern Etiquette: Tips on How to Reform a Rude World - Yahoo! News

SEATTLE (Reuters Life!) - Rudeness is epidemic all over today. And I'm not even talking about cyber-rudeness. People steal each other's cabs. Telephone receptionists are nasty. Sales clerks act like they're doing you a favor when you buy something. Waiters exhibit an attitude. Vicious gossip sells newspapers. Decency is considered boring. Look outside and you'll see litter everywhere except in trash cans. Sit down in a restaurant and you'll find gum is underneath every table. Go into an office and you'll see bosses who don't treat their teams like human beings - foregoing simple little things like acknowledging their presence with introductions to visitors and clients. The list could go on forever. I know because I pay a lot of attention to these things. I also know because any number of people call or write to tell me their latest manners travesties. And all of it begs a ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/modern-etiquette-tips-reform-rud...

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