Category Archives: Tips

Tipping. Do You Have To?

On a recent vacation in Central America we returned to our hotel just as a large group was checking in. I overheard a woman loudly proclaim, “I don’t tip anyone. They get paid for what they do.” Wince. The ugly … Continue reading

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Be Nice to the Gym Newbies

This post was triggered by a comment from a toned, five- year- gym -attending friend. A couple of days into January she commented, ”Parking was awful at the gym today and I had to wait for an elliptical. It’s all … Continue reading

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My Neighbour’s Cousin’s Father-In-Law Has the Same Thing

A few years has passed since a loved one had a heart attack and open heart surgery. It was an extremely anxious and stressful time. After daily hospital visits I would either phone or email friends and relatives with the … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Waitstaff

After listening to yet another server ask me “Ya done?”, I’ve decided to post a few waitstaff, please don’t ever say these tips: You guys ready to order? Or any statement or question that has the word guys. Awesome. The … Continue reading

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Glad You’re Good

Over the years I’ve mentioned the erosion of polite terms, specifically you’re welcome. Quite often the response I hear to someone’s gracious thank you is no problem or no worries. These expressions only diminish the other person’s thank you. Oh, … Continue reading

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When is a Joke Not a Joke

A few days ago we attended a Travel Show. It was quite crowded and I stopped for a moment, unable to move because of the people in front of me. A man behind me directed this comment to me; “I … Continue reading

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Learning Never Stops

I love learning new things. Some things are a huge success and others not so much. The important thing is to try. This weekend at a trade show I came across a mini back-hoe at the Operating Engineers Training Institute … Continue reading

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