Author Topic: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)  (Read 6965 times)

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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 11:50:25 PM »
I offered my seat in the subway to an elderly lady...like a gentleman.

FYP - also did you call her M?

He edited before you posted (and before I tried to post the same thing, lol).

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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2010, 11:51:37 PM »
I offered my seat in the subway to an elderly lady...like a gentleman.

FYP - also did you call her M?

No, but she thought I was a gentleman.
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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2010, 11:59:58 PM »
Was letting a friend drive my car (since she was dropping me off at a party so I wouldn't have to fetch my car the next morning after walking back drunk) and she grinded the fender against a pole supporting the parking structure due to a tricky backing situation and I avoided yell at her...like a gentleman.

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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 05:07:33 PM »
"Time is the speed at which the past decays."

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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2010, 06:19:12 PM »
I'm doing an independent study next semester on American prescriptive literature (i.e. etiquette books) of the 30s-70s. Hell yeah. If you have a favorite old guide to being a girl or something, I'd love to know!

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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2010, 06:36:54 PM »
I'm doing an independent study next semester on American prescriptive literature (i.e. etiquette books) of the 30s-70s. Hell yeah. If you have a favorite old guide to being a girl or something, I'd love to know!

I remember an episode of The West Wing where the president was reading this book. Older than you mention but might be fun.


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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2010, 07:14:54 PM »
I'm doing an independent study next semester on American prescriptive literature (i.e. etiquette books) of the 30s-70s. Hell yeah. If you have a favorite old guide to being a girl or something, I'd love to know!

I remember an episode of The West Wing where the president was reading this book. Older than you mention but might be fun.



Thanks, Clovis! I've browsed through that book before, and it's a lot of fun.

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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2010, 09:39:40 PM »
tiny, the old Girl Scout manuals (like from the 50s) had a section on manners.  I think there was even a merit badge!
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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2010, 09:48:14 PM »
tiny, the old Girl Scout manuals (like from the 50s) had a section on manners.  I think there was even a merit badge!

Oh, great idea, saltine! I'll definitely have to look for those.

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Re: Ladies & Gentlemen (Manners)
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2011, 01:38:42 PM »
Nabokovbump.

Unlike the guy in the novel Lolita, I wouldn't marry a widow to get to her daughter, I'd marry the teen directly, like a gentleman.