The Incontrovertible Code of (Formerly) Unwritten Rules: From Airline- Armrest Etiquette to Flushing Twice, 251 Universal Laws of Common Civility that We Wish Everything Knew

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Never hog both armrests when you fly.
Doorways, staircases, and elevator entrances are inappropriate spots to stop and chitchat.
Always remember that one's own poop does, in fact, stink.
When you borrow someone's car, fill it up with gas before you give it back.

These are the unwritten rules of life. Observe them, and one rises above the ...

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The Universal Code of (Formerly) Unwritten Rules: From Airline- Armrest Etiquette to Flushing Twice, 251 Universal Laws of Common Civility that We Wish Everything Knew

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Overview

Never hog both armrests when you fly.
Doorways, staircases, and elevator entrances are inappropriate spots to stop and chitchat.
Always remember that one's own poop does, in fact, stink.
When you borrow someone's car, fill it up with gas before you give it back.

These are the unwritten rules of life. Observe them, and one rises above the great unwashed. Observe them not, and one goes straight to trailer trash.

In this hilariously civil guide, you'll learn all of the principles of politesse our mothers tried to teach us—but some of us just weren't listening. So listen up, because our mothers were right: Handsome is as handsome does. If you never really understood what that meant—and who did?—then this book is for you.

The Universal Code of (Formerly) Unwritten Rules: Because some rules should never be broken.

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We all know that there are unwritten rules of etiquette: These are the guidelines that other people ignore. Quentin Parker's thoroughly contemporary rules of common civility challenge us to place our behavior under gentle scrutiny. His wonderfully robust etiquette code covers the breadth of public and semi-public venues and activities; everything from bathrooms to boardrooms; from cell-phone confessionals to retail stores do's and don'ts. With its lighthearted tone, The Universal Code of (Formerly) Unwritten Rules promises to make you a better mannered (and probably more entertaining) neighbor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440512254
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/18/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 433,598
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Quentin Parker, author of Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15, is an experienced journalist and teacher. He takes pride in having his own official code of conduct (stamped and signed by him) for all aspects of his life, and also believes OCD is an asset, not a liability.

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