manners

mental health

Why You Should Stop Trying to Please Everyone, by Me, an Autistic Woman

I feel zero obligation to party when I want to stay home, or keep my mouth shut when I want to speak. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Madeleine Ryan
4.2.19
Food

Working at an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Comes with Unlimited Craziness

People are extraordinarily dirty-ass eaters at a buffet. They steal food and think that they don't have to tip—even after I clean up the shells and bones they just throw on their tables.
Anonymous
2.6.18
Restaurant Confessionals

Being a Private Chef for a Gazillionaire Is Essentially Indentured Servitude with Perks

Once you’ve reached a certain point in life, any X amount of dollars past that won’t make you happier. I meet plenty of miserable rich bastards who are angry about all these things. They should be happy and live wonderful lives. But they’re just people.
Anonymous
1.13.18
Books

I Tried and Failed to Learn Manners from Bill O'Reilly's Children's Book

Who better to teach me when to say "please" than a Fox News host, who was just ousted from Fox News after reports of settling multiple sexual harassment lawsuits?
Mitchell Sunderland
4.21.17
Stuff

Andrew W.K. on Keeping Your Cool

In the times you feel like lashing out, don't. There may be a reward in store.
Andrew W.K.
12.7.16
dining etiquette

The John Waters Guide to Holiday Party Etiquette

I asked the Pope of Trash how to deal with unexpected guests, whether or not one should discuss politics, and why you should never ask to use the bathroom.
Matthew Zuras
11.20.15
Stuff

Drunks, Vomit, and Shouting: What Uber Drivers Actually Think of Their Passengers

We spoke to a few of London's Uber drivers to get their thoughts on picking you up when you're shitfaced.
David Hillier
11.3.15
Highlights

Running Makes People Insane and This Forum Thread Proves It

Not all runners are sociopaths, but these ones are.
Aaron Gordon
9.11.15
italy

Italians Still Look Down on Taking Your Leftovers Home

Despite how the growing issue of food waste, one in four Italians currently believes the concept of taking home leftover food from a restaurant is a sign of poverty, bad manners, or even vulgarity.
Alex Swerdloff
8.20.15
Sports

How to Be a Cyclist Without Being a Dick

Riding a bike is a great way to get around, but a lot of cyclists can be annoying to share the road with, and even more annoying to share a conversation with. Here's how to avoid becoming a two-wheeled stereotype.
Tom Fitzgerald
6.5.15
Culture

Annoyed Crane Worker Appropriately Shows His Butt to Pesky Drone

NSFW?
Jordan Valinsky
3.17.15
Restaurants

People Don't Know How to Order in Restaurants Anymore

The art of politely and intelligently ordering food is as lost an art as the notion of manners in our modern era.
Remy Ayesh
4.16.14
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