Archive of ‘Manners in Public Places’ category

Common Courtesy

I first met Carl at summer freshman orientation, perhaps a month after our respective high school graduations. He was from Newton, MA, had a nice smile and appeared to have an easy-going personality.  I say ‘appeared ‘ to have because he seemed to possess a congenial manner to many people, but not me. We were […] Read more…

Elevator Tension

When the elevator doors opened this morning there staring back at me were five somber, morning-moody faces. I was actually feeling great prior to this brief encounter. If I were a bit more of an extrovert I would have cracked a joke to bring smiles to the faces of the passengers, yet I withheld. It […] Read more…