I Think Some Manners Are Silly

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    Manners Schmanners

    I mean, who really gives a crap which fork you pick up first?  Is the world doomed because I ate my chicken with my salad fork?  I mean, some manners make sense, but some are just dumb.  It makes sense not to talk with your mouth full, for example, because you can...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    8 Responses Nov 26, 2007

    Don't Sneeze Around Me

    I will not say "bless you". I always thought this was the lamest thing. Why am I required to say something after you sneeze? What is the big deal with sneezing? I know the history behind it, I just think it is dumb. I don't have to say anything after you cough or hiccup, so I won...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    Beating Around The Bush = Good Manners?

    I was having dinner with my girlfriend's family for her brother's birthday tonight, and I ran into another stupid social ritual that is considered "good manners."  We were having onion rings for an appetizer, and there was only one left.  My girlfriend asked everybody, "Does...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    For Serious?

    So in order to be a "proper young lady" I can't: Burp loudly (It just comes out even if you think it doesn't) Fart in public (it's a natural thing, get over it) Slouch when sitting (eventhough it is SO much more comfortable and doesn't hurt my back) Wear teni shoes whenever I...
    Lonliness Lonliness
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2010

    Especially The Eating Utensils Thingy

    You know how wealthy people used to (or maybe still do, I don't know) show proper meal etiquette by using who knows how many knives, forks and spoons of all different shapes and sizes just to eat a tiny little meal at a fancy restaurant? Where you have to start with the bigger...
    deadmoon deadmoon
    22-25, F
    Jul 5, 2012

    Witch Hunters

    There are people on EP, and even in real life who join certain groups of people who are extremely intolerant of certain ideas or people who may oppose a threat to their "certain way(s) of thought". Now these people are very good at attacking people who oppose their beliefs, and...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2012


    why do i have to keep my elbows off the table while eating? its comfortable thank you very much. why do i have to put my napkin on my lap? i know how to eat for gods sakes, its not like im so incompetent that i would drop my food on my lap every 5 seconds.
    bells19 bells19
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2008

    Dinner Table

    Before we could leave the table at dinner, my mother always made us say "I enjoyed dinner, may I please be excused?" I thought it was the stupidest thing on earth. Now I understand why she liked to hear it (compliment the dinner, that is) but if you could have heard the...
    noexcuses noexcuses
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2007

    So Much Trouble, So Little To Gain

    People have their rights to execute both their quirky and ordinary habits, and I respect that. However, when I'm expected to participate in the said habits against my will and without any logical reson, I'm against it. And no, respect for others or traditions aren't good enough...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2011

    This Is Ironic.....totally Ironic!

    To tell the truth, I never thought that guys, or should I say men, ever had their hearts really broken like that of women over bad relationship’s ending. Never have I conceived that men feel the great grief of losing a beloved woman to anything. Never have I thought that men...
    faith44 faith44
    22-25, F
    Oct 10, 2011
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