These are from 2007 I think… I may even have blogged them before but when I found an old notebook that used to live in my handbag I was surprised by some of the scribbles I found in it.
I think I’m going to be posting snippets from the book for a while.
What is the restaurant etiquette when you see someone you know but do not join their table. Is it okay to greet and smile and then ignore them? Is it rude to ignore them when there’s a child at the table who makes a point of waving and smiling almost constantly!?
How do you “write off” a dysfunctional friendship or one-sided friendship? No longer contacting the person in any shape or form should be enough right? What if- after months of nothing from them- you stop sending emails and text messages and suddenly they start sending you stuff again. Do you ignore everything and maintain your zero tolerance stance?
What is queue protocol? When I took the knucklehead to see Wallace & Gromit there was one queue for the snacks but space for three queues. There was a family behind me who decided to ‘open’ one of the other queue lanes. When they had been standing there for some time someone mentioned that it wasn’t actually a queue… the line I was in having moved forward in that time. This family then reclaimed their place in line right behind me. There followed a polite… erm… discussion with the people they had now pushed in front of. They shoulda gone to the back of the queue right?