The Secret Santa Shame

December 22, 2014

I was recently reminded of this story when I met an old friend, and decided to share my probably most shameful faux pas ever. I fully deserve Etiquette Hell, to this day I feel embarrassed about it. From what I remember I was either 13 or 14 at the time this happened, which is old […]

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Feel Good Chanukkah!

December 19, 2014

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The Guests That Never Leave

December 18, 2014

I’d like to vent about my husband’s brother and sister-in-law. Just as I think they couldn’t possibly be as bad as I think they are and I am simply being uncharitable, something else comes up which reaffirms my view of them. They live in a small town about 2 hours away, and we live in […]

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Culu de Kèrén

December 17, 2014

I’ve been reading these stories for the past few months, despite the fact that I rarely involve myself in social situations where etiquette-related issues may occur (though I guess that might indicate that I’m quite rude myself, but I digress), so I never really expected to be submitting anything here. Several months ago, I moved […]

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“Merry Christmas…..uh, no…..Happy Holidays! Oh, Whatever…”

December 16, 2014

A good friend of mine posted this on her Facebook status this morning: “We can’t say Merry Christmas now we have to say Happy Holidays. We can’t call it a Christmas tree, now called a Holiday tree? Because it might offend someone. If you don’t like our “American Customs” & it offends you so much […]

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The Christmas Family Drama

December 15, 2014

I honestly don’t know what to think of this submission to EHell.  It touches on 3, maybe 4, very hot button topics and therefore could be an elaborate troll job.   On the other hand, I’ve seen several real life family dramas that could be considered quite implausible if one did not know the people involved […]

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Feel Good Friday – Mr. Bean’s Nativity

December 12, 2014

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Gifting Dead Cows

December 11, 2014

Some years ago a friend’s daughter (we’ll call her Sue) married a man I had seen only a couple of times. Shortly after the wedding, Sue made a point of telling me that her husband (let’s say Fred) had a birthday coming up. Thinking it would be nice for me to give him a small […]

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