Mr. Manners

Mr. Manners

Five people at a meeting, one not paying attention.

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

When it comes to memories most fond to Mr. Manners, there are none so precious as those that spirit him back to evenings at the dinner table with mater and pater. Family conversation was...

In a Manner of Speaking . . .

Mr. Manners was musing about the “between he and I” vs. the “between him and me” conundrum. Of course, for Mr. Manners, it was no conundrum at all since he is a self-proclaimed expert in...

Dos and Don’ts For Saying ‘I’m Sorry’

Because Mr. Manners’ manners, behavior, and decorum are exemplary, even impeccable by nearly any civilized standard, he rarely finds himself in situations where apologies are called for. That is quite an advancement from his earlier...

The Rude and the Crude

The good thing about bad manners is that they can easily be transformed into good manners and thoughtful behavior.

Less-Than-Mannerly Advice To ‘Noisemakers’: Shaddup!

Let us state the obvious: Mr. Manners was never a whizbang in school. He went to a college (really more of a country club) that catered to sons and daughters of wealthy parents who...

If The Ritz-Carlton Ran the Airport …

Mr. Manners, as you might surmise, is a frequent flyer. Half the time (perhaps more), he’s not even sure where he is, what time zone he’s in, or what language he should be speaking. Those...

When Male Behaviour Gets Really Bad

Mr. Manners is morose. Worse. Blue, blue, indigo blue. He – no, really the island – has suffered a setback. Mr. Manners had taken his position of “arbiter of all things mannerly” with Pinnacle Media...
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