Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Listen Up, We're On New School Radio!

On a sunny, warm Sunday afternoon, Roy Paul of WNSR invited us to talk about etiquette. Hear what we had to say.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


You see them every day on the subway. They are bold and oblivious. They are the door people. And if you think they will get out or you way to let you on a train or off, for get about it. In fact, you’re in their way.  You do not exist and you’re in their way. And they don’t care about

Recently, Yvette had an encounter with a doorwoman, a nasty piece of work. She couldn’t understand why Yvette had no choice but to push past her to get on the train. Words were exchanged and Yvette got the feeling that this poorly weaved young woman would have resorted to violence.

These are people not to be messed with. They are already telling you who they are just by their actions or lack of. So, the only tip we have for you is a safety tip – keep on moving, don’t say a word.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


 “If it’s a good friend, you should tell her, “ a friend said when asked what would she do if someone she knew doused herself with too much perfume.  “If not, just open a window.”

Joy, our resident wealthy living adviser had to tell her best friend one day that her expensive perfume was making her car sick and nauseous. “She understood and chose our friendship over the perfume.”  It doesn’t really matter how much a man or woman pays for a bottle of fragrance, too much is just plain too much. 

“To me,” said Yvette, “perfume should be a surprise. Someone gives you a hug and suddenly realizes and likes the scent. Perfume shouldn’t announce someone’s arrival.”

Once a scent seeker always a scent seeker, man or woman even in a car - the person using ounces and ounces of perfume a day thinks nothing of festooning his/her car with smelly little trees or scented clips that fit onto vents.

Yvette’s advice is to say nothing.  I think I’d go along with the good friend route and say something because too much perfume can be so nauseating it becomes a stinky proposition.  

What would you say?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Who Wears Short Shorts?

In the past, we've talked about the importance of buttiquette when there's little maneuvering space on an airplane, for example.  Recently, we've seen another version of poor buttiquette, women and girls wearing the shortest of shorts during their travels.

There's nothing wrong with dressing comfortably since air travel has become so uncomfortable lest you're traveling on a private jet or scraped up enough mileage to get upgraded.

But short shorts? There is nothing more unattractive than when they get all bunched up in the crotch area. We shudder to think of what the ramifications of wearing underwear-like garments could mean to others who sit in that seat afterward. (You don't really think that seats are sanitized do you?) Okay, this is getting gross, and gross we're not.

Is it time to consider a dress code for travel before we see yellow polka dot bikinis on board? We're just wondering.