Thank You Notes To The Stepmom

February 20, 2014

I came across this story in the online UK Daily Mail last week and it really intrigued me. The author of the article is author Anna Pasternak (descendent of the great Boris, for anyone interested). If you don’t want to read it, the upshot is the difficulties in developing a relationship with step-children, specifically, […]

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Which Way Does It Roll?

February 19, 2014

This topic is extremely minor compared to almost everything else I’ve read (obsessively) on E-Hell, but I figured it’s worth raising anyway. A recent Facebook post that was making the rounds had a picture of two toilet paper rolls. Roll A had the toilet paper feeding from underneath/behind the roll, and Roll B had the […]

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Playing Both Sides Of Hospitality

February 18, 2014

I have been very upset over this and my husband actually suggested submitting this story to see what everyone else had to say about it. One Friday night my sister, Ellie, calls up early in the evening and says that her and her husband, Ned, were thinking they would like to spend the evening with […]

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“That’s How We Rudely Do It Around Here”

February 17, 2014

I’ve been living in my fiance’s state for almost a year now. His family isn’t really all close, most have moved away, so I haven’t really met too many people family-wise or his parents’ friends-wise… it’s just been our friends. Recently, my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted to go to this baby shower with […]

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“Plus One” Guest Or Not At All

February 14, 2014

I need some advice regarding a party invitation. DH and I have a friend from college, now 20 years ago, whom I shall call Tom. Tom traditionally throws a party sometime around the holidays. Over the years the venue and timing have changed, as has the guest list, but it is typically a catered, dressy […]

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Etiquette Changes The Power Differential In Bullying

February 10, 2014

The blogpost of on the subject of bullying has prompted me to expand on a topic many people have asked me for over six years to address.  One of the main raison d’tre of Ehell is to empower people through the use of manners and etiquette to interact successfully with less than pleasant people.    […]

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Perfect Storm

January 28, 2014

Last week was a “perfect storm” of illness, meetings, intermittent internet outages, and weather which resulted in both blogs not being updated or comments approved.   I’ve decided to take this week off as well to allow me to catch up (and we are getting more snow today).   Beginning next week, Ehell will start a series […]

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Feel Good Friday – Trust The Power Within

January 24, 2014

The above commercial is from Duracell and stars Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who is the first deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL. After not being drafted in 2012 despite a stellar career at UCLA, Coleman made the Seahawks this season. In his first game with the team, he had 3 catches for […]

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