Subject:

Etiquette and Manners

  • News

    November 1, 2006

    Vulgar Posing

    How our columnist was seduced into watching the World's Largest Female Bodybuilder beat up on Rob Black

  • Dining

    November 9, 2005

    Double Dipping

    Sharing a bowl of olive oil is just, well, gross

  • News

    June 29, 2005

    Up Theirs, Please

    As a favor to a columnizing colleague, Social Grace gives San Francisco's swearing-obsessed politicians some damn good advice on cleaning up their whiny fucking acts

  • Dining

    November 10, 2004

    Of Fads and Fingers

    Do you raise your pinkie when drinking tea, you pretentious goof?

  • Dining

    September 29, 2004

    Just Shut Up

    When your friends won't stop talking about Burning Man

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Mr. Manners

    Comedy, they say, is the weak taking on the powerful. Enlightenment, the Infiltrator says, is attending an etiquette class for business executives.

  • Dining

    August 4, 2004

    Picking Your Friends

    Toothpicks at the table, registries for housewarming parties, and other faux pas

  • Dining

    November 19, 2003

    In the Soup

    To slurp or not to slurp, plus smelly customers and married female doctors

  • Dining

    October 15, 2003

    Picture This

    Strangers with cameras, taxi rides with cell phones, and weddings

  • Dining

    September 3, 2003

    Aisle Tell You

    Hostility at the grocery store, plus double weddings and nosy relatives.

  • Dining

    August 6, 2003
  • Dining

    July 30, 2003

    Karmic Courtesy

    Should you say "Thank you" to street beggars, or do we detect the reek of ridicule?

  • Dining

    July 16, 2003

    The Misanthrope

    Having good manners doesn't require that we be "sunshiny" all the time -- or ever

  • Dining

    May 14, 2003

    Almost Polite

    How to express a valid objection tactfully

  • Dining

    April 9, 2003

    Tying the Nots

    Bachelor parties are fun and all that, but they're not necessary to begin a marriage

  • Dining

    February 19, 2003

    Office Surprise

    Tired of your co-workers stealing your milk? Here's how to stop it

  • Dining

    February 12, 2003

    You Make Me Sick

    Pleasant reprimands for cubicle coughers and train-platform trashers

  • Dining

    January 29, 2003

    Eat This

    How to tell chatty diners at the next table to shut their cake holes

  • Dining

    December 11, 2002

    A Wafer-Thin Dilemma

    Take Communion or stay seated in your pew? A dilemma fit for an agnostic

  • Dining

    September 18, 2002

    A Force for Civilization

    It's OK to give the cold shoulder to racists

  • Dining

    July 24, 2002

    When Parents Attack

    How do you handle a father who won't shut up about his conservative political views?

  • Dining

    July 17, 2002

    Responding in Kind

    Is it ever proper not to show sympathy for a death in the family?

  • Dining

    July 10, 2002

    Flag Me Down

    Is it OK to advertise your sexual preferences at work?

  • Dining

    May 29, 2002

    Undercover Brother

    What can a man do when he's constantly being mistaken for a woman?

  • Dining

    March 13, 2002

    Checks and Balances

    The polite way to make a deadbeat friend pick up the check

  • Dining

    February 27, 2002

    Awkward Moments

    The difference between West Coast and East Coast manners

  • Dining

    February 13, 2002

    Curb Rage

    The dangers of trying to save a parking space

  • Dining

    November 28, 2001

    Spine Straightening

    There is a line between being accommodating and being a doormat.

  • Dining

    October 10, 2001

    Service With a Grimace

    The perfect retort to a rude diner

  • Dining

    August 8, 2001

    Pillow Talk

    The fine points of making a bed

  • Dining

    July 18, 2001

    Social Grace

    On the delicate matter of bathroom etiquette

  • Dining

    July 4, 2001

    Piercing Questions

    Is a nose ring too informal for a wedding?

  • Dining

    May 30, 2001

    Trolling for Presents

    What to do when invited to the bridal shower of a total stranger

  • Dining

    February 21, 2001

    Social Graces

    Blind Dates From Hell

  • Dining

    January 10, 2001

    Social Grace

    Silent Bite

  • Dining

    December 20, 2000

    Social Grace

    Potluck Protocol

  • Dining

    December 6, 2000

    Social Grace

    Sometimes a Co-worker Is Just a Co-worker

  • Dining

    September 27, 2000

    On Twirling and Passing

    Eating pasta gracefully

  • Dining

    September 13, 2000

    Just Desserts

    Is there a proper way to eat dessert?

  • Dining

    September 6, 2000

    Standing Order

    The standing rule is still in effect

  • Dining

    August 23, 2000

    Social Grace

    The Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Dinner Party

  • Dining

    July 26, 2000

    Help for As*holes

    Are you unsure how to behave? Social Grace answers all your toughest etiquette questions

  • Dining

    July 19, 2000

    Social Grace

    Are you unsure how to behave? Social Grace answers all your toughest etiquette questions

  • Dining

    July 5, 2000

    Social Grace

    Are you unsure how to behave? Social Grace answers all your toughest etiquette questions

  • Dining

    June 14, 2000

    Social Grace

    Tipping policy at an open bar; Serving plates; Addressing the Interviewer; Wedding Ushers; Noisy Neighbor

  • Dining

    June 7, 2000

    Social Grace

    International Table Manners; Bronze Wedding Anniversary?; Entertaining Guests

  • Dining

    May 17, 2000

    Social Grace

    Old-Fashioned Gentleman Revisited; Can I Eat Meat with Vegans Present?; Recycling Etiquette

  • Dining

    May 3, 2000

    Social Grace

    Mr. Evil; Forking Pizza; Old-fashioned Gentleman

  • Dining

    April 26, 2000

    Social Grace

    Playin' the Field, Bread-Soaking, and Feuding Friends

  • Dining

    April 12, 2000

    Modern Manners

    What is etiquette?

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