5 posts tagged with etiquette by d. z. wang.
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Is this an individual quirk or the norm for some group?

Something very strange happened to me yesterday, and I'm trying to figure out whether this sort of behavior was an individual quirk or if I've run afoul of some obscure but very strong taboo. More detail inside, but basically I asked somebody to step aside by tapping her shoulder and she ended up shouting at me and slapping me several times with both hands on my shoulder. I don't understand quite what happened there. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jun 19, 2013 - 77 answers

blogs about contra dancing?

Could the hive mind recommend blogs or other writing about contra dance? I'm especially interested in discussions of technique, etiquette/custom/tradition, and calling. I've previously enjoyed Jeff Kaufman's blog and The Contra Syncretist.
posted by d. z. wang on Jan 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Modern mobile etiquette

Please explain to me as though I have lived under a rock: What are the modern norms among urban folk in the US regarding mobile telephones? SMS? Internet-capable phones and "apps"? When is it appropriate to take a call? To place a call? What do people do with their telephones that really pisses you off? When, if ever, has someone made your life easier by appropriate use of a telephone? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jun 8, 2012 - 21 answers

How to turn down this introduction?

Went to a "networking" event, realized after I walked into the bar that they meant beer and business cards networking, but stayed a few minutes anyway and met someone who offered to introduce me to someone who worked someplace that might be hiring Ruby development interns. Help me talk my way out of this without offending anyone, and help me avoid this problem next time. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on May 5, 2011 - 16 answers

Is it rude to invite a vegan if you can't guarantee he can eat anything?

Is it rude to invite a vegan to a potluck where you can't guarantee there will be anything he'll eat? My flatmates and I are hosting a potluck dinner. I have no control over any of the dishes except my own, which is and must remain meat. None of the other guests are even vegetarian, and I suspect very few if any are used to cooking for vegans (e.g., no butter in the mashed potatoes). I would really like to see this person, but I cringe at the thought of bringing him to the proverbial groaning board and pointing out the one salad that hasn't been sprinkled with bacon bits. Help?
posted by d. z. wang on Feb 19, 2010 - 58 answers

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