The Demise of the Professional Job Search

June 9, 2015

I sometimes wonder who is giving guidance to young people about how to search for a job. When I was younger, I was told to always dress at least one “notch” above the job you were looking to get. You even dress up to pick up an application at a fast food place, because you […]

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Feel Good Friday – Much Better Than Any Graduation Speech

June 5, 2015

The 2015 graduating class of Hawaii’s Kahuku High and Intermediate School decided to give their friends and family a treat before they walked across the stage, performing a 10-minute mashup of Top 40 hits. A video description said the students learned the number — which features parts of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Bruno Mars’ “Uptown […]

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The Mourning Yoga Pants

June 4, 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about when my grandpa died. His second wife (who has been my grandma for as long as I can remember, married when I was an infant) had her own family, grown children and grandchildren when they got married. I never knew them well, they didn’t come to events for […]

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Update to Missy, Missy Oh My

June 2, 2015

  A few readers asked for an update on what happened with the graduation ceremony for my son.  Read the original story.   Here it is: On my last comment to the original submission, I let readers know that I had decided to call “Missy” directly about the graduation and space limits. She asked for […]

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Principal Interrupts Valedictorian

June 1, 2015

I found this story and wanted to know what you and the Etiquette Hell readers thought of it. http://www.ktsm.com/news/principal-interrupts-valedictorians-speech According to the news story, high school senior and valedictorian Stephanie Paredes was scheduled to give a speech at her graduation from El Dorado High School. As you can see in the video, the principal, Nora […]

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Feel Good Friday

May 29, 2015

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Husband And Hot Dogs In Hot Water

May 28, 2015

I have just returned home from my 4 year old (soon-to-be) niece’s birthday party. (For purposes of this story, her name will be “Rachel”.)  Her father is my fiance’s brother. (I’ll call him “George”.) George and his wife “Connie” were hosting a cook-out for Rachel.  Connie’s sister “Stephanie” and her husband “Alex” were there with […]

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Some Phrases Should Never Be Said… or How Shawn Simoes Missed An Opportunity To Be A Viral Hero (Updated)

May 25, 2015

This is a link to a recent happening in Toronto, Canada. An employee of a government owned utility company was fired either because a) he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and behaved in an idiotic fashion or b) he showed blatant disregard for a fellow human being and his behaviour was […]

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